You aren’t likely to read a review of The Black Water Vampire that doesn’t reference The Blair Witch Project, and there’s good reason: That 1999 smash’s fingerprints are all over this found-footage effort, to the point that I could show you select stills from both and you wouldn’t be able to tell which belongs to
From that, one can surmise it’s about a ragtag documentary crew of young men and women with potty mouths who go into the words to get the bottom of a local legend and end up assnacks. I’d say that the one thing Black Water has over Blair Witch is that the new film doesn’t skimp on showing the supernatural being … except that the absence of it is what made that “old” film so scary. Here, a couple of shots are killer until they show too much of their CGI roots.
Nice try, although far better found-footage thrills of late can be found below. For those still curious about this Vamp, understood, but do this:
1. Skip over the entire, rather laborious first hour to get straight to the goods.
2. Then stop it right before the laughable ending, which takes a cue from Rosemary’s Baby … but not enough of it. — Rod Lott
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