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 »hing you ve ever seen heard or feared before. The Blair Witch Project follows a trio of filmmakers on what should have been a simple walk in the woods... but quickly becomes an excursion into heart-stopping terror. As the three become inexplicably lost morale deteriorates. Hunger sets in. Accusations fly. By night unseen evil stirs beyond their campfire s light. By day chilling ritualistic figures are discovered nearby. As the end of their journey approaches they realize that what they are filming now is not a legend...but their own descent into unimaginable horror.System Requirements:Running Time: 87 Min. Color. This film is presented in "full screen" format. Formatted from it s original version to fit your screen.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: HORROR Rating: R UPC: 012236112662 Manufacturer No: 11266« less
Amy P. from LINCOLNTON, GA 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 .
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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.
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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.
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James B. (wandersoul73) from LINDALE, TX Reviewed on 6/18/2009...
Fairly enjoyable film. But it's funny to think back on how many people bought the hype.
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Steven H. (sehamilton) from BIRMINGHAM, AL Reviewed on 6/16/2009...
Seems most people either love or hate this film. I happened to watch it alone, in the dark, and found it to be effectively creepy. The psychological descent of these characters is very intriguing. The film's final image haunted me for days. View it as I did, but ensure you have a quiet environment inasmuch as the sound is as important to this film as the acting and storyline. A great effort!
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Rani L. (Mina) from WASHINGTON, DC Reviewed on 1/1/2009...
This was fairly good. Pretty good acting from the newbies. The sound elements helped make the movie creepy even though there were some boring parts. I was expecting an appearance of the Blair Witch but there wasn't. The ending sent chills down my spine.
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Kimberly B. (TheBookHunter) from SALEM, OH Reviewed on 10/20/2008...
This movie got a bad rap for saying it was based on a true story when it wasnt. I think they did a good job with the promotion...its a shame it wasnt a "True" story cause those are the best ones! hmmmmmmm I wonder where the actors are now?
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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 "Yeah....you 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."
Try to ignore the hype & just keep an open mind if you can.
Kitten With a Whip | The Hellmouth | 10/12/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First, I feel like I have to address the buzz surrounding the movie. I am at the same time disgusted and sort of impressed with the hype. It is pretty clever when you think about it. No trailers (well, they did have some eventually, but still, it took them long enough) no cast members doing the rounds on talk shows, no big budget, etc. Just the website, the documentary on the SciFi channel, and big-time word of mouth. Apparently worked. I feel for those actors, since they got paid about what I make in 2 weeks for 3 weeks of hell. I hope to God the filmmakers were generous and gave them points in the film. I am also hearing that at most theaters, they pay the manager, etc to get up before the showing and get the crowd all hyped up, which is kind of lame. When we saw it Saturday, the owner (before she threatened people who had laser pointers) got up and yelled, "Hey, welcome to Crossroads theater, and ARE YA READY FOR THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT? Whooooo-hoooo! Everyone READY TO BE SCARED?" I was like, oh please. I also heard these girls in front of me asking someone next to them if **this was a real documentary**. We got up and moved because I did not want to spend the movie sitting behind someone so incredibly stupid and naive. But I guess that's what a good job they did marketing it, because I heard there are plenty of stupid people out there who think the thing is real. I also grudgingly admire whoever decided to market it initially as a 'hard ticket', meaning they wanted to have it only at one theater or so per city for a few weeks. I'm sure that helped the buzz. Hyping it as the scariest movie of all time (though maybe this is more word of mouth than the filmmakers doing it) is kind of dumb, though, because people are just going to be disappointed, unless all they've seen are "Scream" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer". I heard kids talking after the movie who were let down because they was very little gore, no monster, and no real pay-off. I had a good time because I told myself not to expect anything. I guess if you go, just keep an open mind, and don't think, "This better be the scariest movie of all time after all the hype, or I'll be p**sed". I do think it's kind of funny how the big studios spend millions of dollars marketing their lame summer 'event' pics, but this is the one most people are talking about wanting to see. So, that's my 2 cents as far as the hype goes. Went and saw BWP for myself a few weeks after in came out. Inside the theater manager had to come make an announcement about laser pointers, she said if anyone used them during the movie she'd take them away and kick them out. She was this huge, burly, tough woman who looked like a prison warden so people calmed down after that and shut up. Anyway, I loved it. Not the scariest movie I've ever seen, but if you asked me what the scariest movie I've ever seen was, I wouldn't be able to name it. I would saw BWP, the Exorcist, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer, Last House on the Left (and a couple more I can't think of right now) are like the top scariest. I was really impressed though. Very realistic, the way it was shot and put together, and the character's reactions to stuff. My spouse said it really scared him, which he hardly ever says, because he's been camping and that's like your worst nightmare. The whole movie was very creepy and spooky but the last 5 minutes REALLY scared the crap out of me.It's funny, the audience started out very rowdy, and I thought I'd have to "shhh" people the whole movie. But after the first 5 minutes, people were engrossed. As the film got more and more tense and scary, there were no screams. Instead, the whole audience just sat there cowering quietly in fear. Not a lot of talking back to the screen, etc like there is in most horror movies, and the audience was full of teenagers. That speaks for itself, I think.I read a review in which they said that the movie was all about panic, and I agree. One of the most upsetting things is the way the characters go from calm, controlled, and joking, to nervously joking and then arguing, to trying desperately to hold it together, to understandable total freaked out panic by the last reel. As the film draws to a close they just give up all pretenses of composure and control and just panic and run around like maniacs screaming incoherently at the top of their lungs. Usually when characters in a movie do that you feel like slapping them, but the film draws you in so much that you do not blame them, one bit. You know you would probably act the same way if you were in their shoes, and the way the movie is filmed, you are pretty much in their shoes.Bottom line regarding how scary it is: If I'd been watching it by myself at home at night I probably would have started crying."
About as scary as a leafless branch.
Dhaval Vyas | Dallastown, PA U.S.A | 06/07/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I saw 'The Blair Witch Project' on opening day in the summer of 1999. The theatre was packed because so much unnecessary hype surrounded the movie. Many people were stupid enough to believe it was real story. Never underestimate the power of marketing. The theatre was packed and what we got for our seven dollars was two hours of twigs, stick figures made out of twigs, and some of the loudest screaming I've heard since watching a clip of a Backstreet Boys concert. Part of this movie are supposed to tense and scary, but I couldn't see what the hoopola was about. At nighttime, the characters hear some suspicious noise in the forest and they start getting scared. I guess these guys have never been camping before. Then there is the "famous" ending. Be prepared with some earplugs."