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The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
Actors: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Frank Pastor, Rachel Braaten
Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     1999     1hr 27min

In October of 1994 three student filmmakers diappeared in the woods near Burkittsville Maryland while shooting a documentary... A year later their footage was found. Now prepare for a motion picture experience unlike anyt...  more »

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Actors: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Frank Pastor, Rachel Braaten
Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Creators: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, Bob Eick, Gregg Hale, Kevin J. Foxe, Ben Rock
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 10/22/1999
Original Release Date: 07/30/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 4
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 3/2/2014...
My son has been wanting to watch this movie for a long time . He really enjoyed it . It is more psychological thriller than horror . I watched it when it originally came and again with my son . It was still enjoyable and scary after all these years .
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nikki H. (Tinyavenger)
Reviewed on 5/27/2010...
I really enjoyed this movie! I remember when it came out in theaters. At a time when I was getting bored with horror this was something new, original and I thought this movie came together quite well. I thought the acting was great and it had a definite creep factor. The ending was brilliant and had my heart pumping! It is funny to me that so many people pan this movie now when I can remember sold out theaters and people talking about the movie for weeks after they saw it.
4 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 4/12/2010...
This movie was an unexpected success and changed the landscape of cinema. An ultra low budget (approx $26,000) film that grossed well over one hundred million. Effective and creepy.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
James B. (wandersoul73) from TYLER, TX
Reviewed on 6/18/2009...
Fairly enjoyable film. But it's funny to think back on how many people bought the hype.
2 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Give Credit Where Credit's Due
Graboidz | Westminster, Maryland | 03/29/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It seems like everyone now enjoy's ripping on "The Blair Witch Project", and I don't get it?! It's almost like when you scare the hell out of that kid when you are in 6th grade, and he might have been screaming wide-eyed with fright, only to tell you a couple minutes later "Hey, You Didn't Scare Me", just to repair his pride or ego. When I first saw "Blair Witch", it did scare me, and left me a little rattled at the end.....why? Because when I went to see it in the theater, there was still a strong buzz about the movie that it was either really an aborted documentary, or was a film based on true events...we were supposedly seeing the genuine article. Sure, I may have been duped by a clever marketing campaign that involved TV mocumentaries, internet gossip and radio buzz.....and looking back I think that was great. "Blair Witch" if nothing else, is a wonderful homage to William Castle, who back in the day of "The Tingler" would wire theater seats to shock select members of the audience to induce a well timed scream, or his film "The House on Haunted Hill", where skeletons would buzz the audience, or his movie "Straight Jacket" in which he offered the audience a chance to buy life insurance in case the film scared them to death. That is great stuff that put butts in the theater seats, and with the advances in technology, and modern communication, "Blair Witch" and it's marketing campaign did the same thing, only the updated version. It worked, the movie made a ton of dough and was the water-cooler talk around theoffice for weeks. Did I feel let down when I learned "Blair Witch" was just a movie? No. I applauded the idea behind the movie, and only wish more films would do the same. As far as the actual movie goes when I watch it on dvd....well it doesn't pack the same punch as when you might think these were actual events, but I still get a kick out of it. And it's obvious this film hit's a nerve with quite a few people, I mean at this time there are over 1700 reviews posted here at Amazon about this movie...most are ripping the film apart....but there just seems to be a hint of that 6th grader saying " didn't scare me" as they rush over to turn on the lights after the movie ends."
Gave Me The Creeps
3dgeek | USA | 01/07/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I really don't care for modern horror movies....they seem so stupid nowadays (Scream was a recent exception). But I really liked this.If you like Hollywood cookie-cutter horror movies, this is definitely NOT for you. It's a very unique, experimental movie, one which had elements from my childhood nightmares (getting lost, being in a strange house, etc.).Why it works, I think, is because so much is unseen or vague, leaving much of what is going on to your own imagination, sort of like Jaws, where the most intense scenes are those where the shark isn't even in sight. Hitchcock understood this concept, that less is more. Unfortunately, today's viewers (especially younger ones) are jaded by the glut of gore and special effects in modern Hollywood horror movies, which may explain the negative reviews (worst movie ever? Not by a long-shot). Gore is almost non-existent in this movie...but be warned, I believe the "R" rating comes from the use of the "F" word, which becomes more and more prevalent as the three filmmakers get more and more lost/scared/frustrated.I was a little disappointed at the ending initially, but the movie stuck with me for weeks after (I also had trouble falling asleep the night I saw it)....give it a shot."
Scarier than 'The Exorcist'? I think not. . .
Kitten With a Whip | 09/25/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This is probably one of the biggest let-downs in cinema. Hyped as being scarier than 'The Exorcist', it turned out to be nothing but bad videography sprinkled with a liberal dose of vulgarity. And the plot? Three young people throw away their map and walk themselves to the point of exhaustion in circles in the woods, crossing the same stream numerous times. Did anyone think to actually follow the stream downstream? I actually found myself rooting for the 'Blair Witch' at the end. Anyone that stupid deserved to be put out of their misery. As for being scarier than 'The Exorcist', as was claimed in many cinema reviews at the time of its release, this movie doesn't even come close. If you haven't seen 'The Blair Witch', do yourself a favor -- save your money and go see the re-release of 'The Exorcist' at the theater."