The Blair Witch Project scared the piss out of me. Most people go on about how much it sucked, but that's because they knew it was fake by the time they saw it. Or they just try to act tough. When I first saw it it was well before it had a wide release. And I bought into all the buzz about it being real. The books, TV specials, websites, everything. I bought it. I thought what I was watching was 100% real and it scared the crap out of me.
But even knowing it was mostly fake, (the actors in the movie were only given notes while in the middle of filming, even they had no idea what was happening), it is still a damn good movie. So the fact that the creators of it are now back with a new found footage movie, this time about Bigfoot. I am very excited. And maybe wont close my eyes like a little girl this time.
Here is the official press release followed by a make up test image. No CGI for these guys. BOOM!
Los Angeles, CA (April 5, 2012) - Haxan Films and Amber Entertainment announced today they will start production on Exists on April 9th at Spiderwood Studios in Elgin, TX with Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly) directing.
Produced by Robin Cowie, Jane Fleming, Andy Jenkins and Mark Ordesky. The screenplay is written by Jamie Nash. The ensemble cast includes Dora Madison Burge, Samuel Davis, Roger Edwards, Chris Osborn and Denise Williamson. Brian Steele (Predators, Hellboy), the well-known "suit actor" will play Bigfoot. The film's Executive Producers are Gregg Hale and Reed Frerichs.
Exists is Sanchez's first foray into found footage since The Blair Witch Project. The film is a horror-thriller that chronicles a group of friends who set out into a remote Texas woods for a weekend of fun and are stalked and hunted by Bigfoot.