The Blair Witch Project

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The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 found footage horror film starring Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard.

Plot

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

  1. A creative storyline about a legend that has haunted a community for years.
  2. Likable characters.
  3. The unseen villain idea is really scary.
  4. The film has a touch of humor despite it mostly being scary.
  5. Memorable creepy music that wasn’t used until the ending credits.

Reception

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."