It has now been 14 years since The Blair Witch Project took the horror genre by storm, quite frankly one of the most influential and iconic horror films that has ever been made.
Just in time for Halloween comes the exciting news that the film’s co-director Eduardo Sanchez and star Mike Williams are again joining forces after all these years, working together on an upcoming web series entitled Four Corners of Fear.
Though not much is known about the series at the moment, you can read a letter from Williams below, which details the genesis of the project, along with an exclusive trailer.
Letter from Mike Williams:
To all of the many fans of The Blair Witch Project,
I’ve had the absolute pleasure, over the years, to meet so many fans of this tiny little film gone haywire. I’ve always enjoyed the stories you’ve shared from “I saw it when I was 15 and it totally changed my view of filmmaking”, to, “I thought it was real”, to “I can’t camp anymore”, to, “I hate you and your stupid movie”. I’ve certainly heard it all and can appreciate all of the sentiment, good or bad, that the film has impressed upon you.
For years after the film debuted in that hazy summer of 1999, and even to this day, the film is spoofed, made fun of, quoted, what have you. It shows up in newspaper articles, television shows, films, and, of course, on the web. It most certainly has its own “corner” of pop-culture, if you will.
So here I am, somewhere back in 2007 or so, standing on the back balcony outside of a theatre where I am working with a new friend and fellow actor, Evan Ferrante. I’m talking BWP with Evan, you know, “What was it like? How did you shoot it? Do you still talk to Josh and Heather? What the hell happened to your career, you big dummy?” and all those sorts of questions.
Well, as it turns out, we get to speaking about all of those BWP spoofs and I tell Evan that I have always thought that it would be funniest to spoof BWP myself, or, as it turns out, ourselves. As it turns out, well, Evan had some ideas too.
So here it is, years later, for reasons no one really cares about so I will not get into it except to say that everyone involved jumped in feet first with this idea and I can’t thank them all enough.
I certainly hope that you all can enjoy this.
This one’s for you.
-Mike Williams aka “Mike” aka “The map guy” aka “The guy in the corner”
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