The modern-day Blair Witch Project is already hailed as 2023's scariest horror film

The modern-day Blair Witch Project is already hailed as 2023's scariest horror film ...

From glowing reviews for Blumhouse's M3GAN to the spooky nature of Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey, 2023 is shaping up to be one of the greatest years in cinematic horror — and this is to the surprise of absolutely no one. Although there is one found-footage horror film in particular that continues to garner considerable attention, so much so that film critics are now referring to it as the modern-day version of 1999's The Blair Witch Project.

The Outwaters is a found-footage horror film that engulfs us with its dark, menacing moments and profound terrors. It's an unsettling plot that's sure to engulf moviegoers throughout the world.

No-nonsense reviewers are taking to Twitter to express their fascination and satisfaction with the latest found-footage addition, claiming it as the "this generation's Blair Witch Project" and that The Outwaters draws a lot of inspiration from the timeless classic.

Seeing as horror fans had previously rated the film as one of the year's best just a few weeks ago, these comments come as no surprise, as even our own WGTC review painted the disturbing feature in a positive light. It'll be interesting to see if this sentiment is replicated once the film becomes available to stream online in the future, but for now, it's hard to argue that this is the scariest film of 2023.