The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 found footage horror film starring Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard.
In October 1994, three student filmmakers go out into the woods of Burkittsville, Maryland to film a documentary about a local legend called the Blair Witch. The three of them get lost and are presumed dead. In October 1995, a year after their disappearance, their footage is found.
Why It Rocks
- A creative storyline about a legend that has haunted a community for years.
- Likable characters.
- The unseen villain idea is really scary.
- The film has a touch of humor despite it mostly being scary.
- Memorable creepy music that wasn’t used until the ending credits.
The Blair Witch Project holds an 86% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of 7.7 out of 10. Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film a four out of four stars and stated in his review, "At a time when digital techniques can show us almost anything, The Blair Witch Project is a reminder that what really scares us is the stuff we can't see. The noise in the dark is almost always scarier than what makes the noise in the dark."