The Blair Witch Project Reviews
August 25, 2014
The Blair Witch Project has been, and remains to be, my favorite horror movie of all time. It is an atmospheric web of suspense and creeping fear, and though its re-watch value decreases steadily with each subsequent viewing, I will never forget my reaction after completing the film for the first time.
The three actors featured in the film are outstanding as they each appear genuinely frightened of their fate to come, and the building terror is a fascinating experience all the way until the final shriek and drop of the camera.
October 19, 2014
Watched this w/ a group of friends at 4:30am decades ago. Hair raising experience at the time.
September 20, 2007
This has a very creepy, fearful mood and does great job of creating realistic (albeit occasionally annoying) characters.
March 23, 2011
God this movie was S-C-A-R-Y! I mean, like psychologically speaking, without all the cliched horror elements you would expect in contemporary horror movies.
October 13, 2014
Com uma ideia criativa e uma atmosfera de suspense e terror extremamente eficaz, o filme redefiniu a linguagem do gênero e marcou a geração da virada do século.
October 3, 2014
Su capacidad para generar inmersión es la que le garantiza el éxito. Gracias a su estilo, en cierta manera, junto a los protagonistas nos hemos perdido en un bosque y nos encontramos indefensos y a merced de una bruja que nos asecha. El terror y el miedo crece exponencialmente, la sensación de opresión se inflama a tal punto que "tienes pánico de abrir los ojos y de cerrarlos". Un trabajo plenamente recomendable, pionero del 'found fotage' y de un estilo que ha sido emulado, generalmente, de mal en peor.
October 3, 2014
Dear god I hate this movie. I overall hate the genre it created in its wake (save for two movies) and I hate the acting. The last 5 minutes of the film are intense (I guess) but where the importance of the "Blair Witch Project" really comes into play is what it did for "Viral Marketing." Admittedly, the lead up to this when it first came out gave me nightmares. It's unfortunate that the movie had to come out and ruin all of that. I guess you should watch it, but only if you watch it with lowered expectations.
September 30, 2014
Innovative film that started the 'found footage' movie craze. While having aged a bit and not being as effective if you know ahead of time this is a fake film (this is one movie that truly benefits from the media surrounding, particularly the excellent 'Curse of the Blair Witch' feature), it's still solid movie that shows how found footage should work. The actors give believable performances & the low-tech camera work gives a realistic feel. Plus, the lack of visual effects allows more to the imagination. Overall, while not as good a remembered, still one of the best films of it's genre.
September 27, 2014
The Blair Witch Project is a movie that scares viewers by not throwing things at the camera, but instead creates a creepy atmosphere that only gets more intense the longer you watch. It's well acted, well shot and well ahead of its time.
September 26, 2014
lixo em forma de filme
September 25, 2014
Take your Paranormal Activity movies and shove them up your arse!
July 5, 2012
Continua macabro e original após uma década e meia e dezenas de filmes imitando seu gênero.
September 7, 2014
It's admirably made, but The Blair Witch Project suffers from one too many anticlimactic moments.
September 7, 2014
A better concept than film. The marketing campaign was genius and it invented the found footage genre. But the film by itself has not aged well.
September 6, 2014
I had been wanting to see this movie since I was a child. I finally watched it and now I wish i hadn't. The beginning was okay, but it just got worse and worse. However I liked the simplicity of the movie. How it didn't have inane and constant jump scares like horror movies today have. Overall the characters were god awful and the acting was terrible and cringe-worthy. I would rather come face to face with the Blair Witch herself than listen to that chick scream and cry for another 80 minutes.
September 4, 2014
at the time, it was revolutionary, but it isn't movie I could watch again
September 3, 2014
Name of film: Blair witch project
Director: Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel myrick
This movie was supposed to be like it was real, they used handheld camcorders and like shaky blurry shots and what not. It wasn't that scary.
So there is this group of 3, two boys and one girls and they decide to go into the woods in Maryland. They were going out to see if the Blair witch myth is legit. They were on the first day and found piles of rocks which locals warned the witch was known for. The first night was fine. Then on the second night they heard loud crashes in the woods but it was all around them which was impossible to be done by one person. The next day while they were searching for another spot to camp the found sticks hanging from trees, the sticks were shaped like humans. That night they heard babies laughing, and in the morning there were piles of rocks outside the tent. They wanted to get out. But kept going in circles.
The third night there was someone outside the tent banging on it and screaming then one of the boys was gone. No sight of him anywhere. They hear screaming in the night and find bloody parts on meat wrapped in his shirt. They go looking and something happens Horrible.
There is no message, this movie was specifically made so people would be frightened by the witch. They made it seem to be real, with no credits at the end. The director communicated the them by making it seem real.
The films appearance was like a homemade movie and very shaky. I like how it was very realistic, and the blood was very real looking, the light depended on
where they were and the time of day. The sound was quet and there was no music.
I did like the movie until the ending. It was a very boring ending that made no sense. I wish they would have described the wiches apperance and more about her but it was creepy throughout the movie. Overall it was
ok, I would recommend it for grown ups for the gore and the language.
-LB, 8th Grade Student
September 2, 2014
Possibly the worst film I have ever seen. And that's including Batman & Robin. Nothing happens in this film at all. Just people walking around a forest. It says "horror" but should in fact say "snooze-fest" as all I wanted to do was sleep.
September 17, 2013
The Blair Witch Project is the first found-footage film to get a considerable amount of hype behind it, and is also the film that kick-started the found-footage genre we have today. Did the film live up to all the hype behind it? To many people it didn't live up to it. This film is one of the more polarizing films I've ever seen. In my opinion, the film did not live up to the hype, but I still thought it was a decent film. I thought it was great that they could do so much with a little budget and no special effects. I liked the characters save one and I felt their plight.
The story is as follows. Three college students, Heather, Michael, and Josh, are making a documentary on the Blair Witch Legend. They interview a few people who know the legend and some even claim to have seen the witch. Then they go into the woods to look for more evidence but end up getting lost. They soon learn that there is someone following them. Is it the Blair Witch or is it just a crazy person? Whoever it is it starts hunting them down one at a time.
This film does do a lot right. It has a very interesting legend behind it. The start of the film is the main characters interviewing people about the Blair Witch phenomenon, and the legend surrounding her is quite interesting. The film also has great atmosphere. There is a sense of mystery with throughout the film. Are the stories really real? Who is hunting the main characters in the woods? Was it the Blair Witch or just a crazy person? I like that they did not actually show who is behind this. Whether they had shown a crazy person or a witch it would have been disappointing and would have ruined the sense of mystery.
The lack of special effects really adds to the realism the film is going for. Too many found-footage films use CGI or some sort of effects and it really does not work. Found-footage films are meant to give a sense of realism and give the idea that this really happened. In my opinion this film is the only one to really pull that notion off.
I did like most of the characters. To be more exact I like two out of the three characters that are in the film. Michael and Josh I thought were liable and funny, and I felt for them when things went wrong.
The girl, Heather, I do not like at all. She was too pushy, she complains a lot, and she treats Mick and Josh like crap a lot. Everything always has to go her way or she freaks out. She brought the movie down quite a bit for me.
Also, the shaky-cam bothered me. I know it's found-footage, but I thought there was too much shaky-cam. Plus there were many scenes shot too dark. The scenes at night were so dark I couldn't understand a thing that was happening.
Overall, I thought The Blair Witch Project is a decent experiment. It was not an amazing film as it was hyped up to be but I think it is still good. Whether you love it or hate it the film did have a huge impact on the movie industry. It did kick-start the found-footage genre for better or worse. I would say it is definitely worth at least one viewing.
July 18, 2014
Not quite sure how to feel about this film. The characters are annoying, and very unlikable for the majority of the film. The movie itself is not as frightening as it may have once been, when people were unsure of whether or not this film was real or not real based on the extraordinary performances given by these actors and the found footage. However, this movie can be quite unnerving, especially in this film's third act, but most of the film's scares come mostly from sounds such as laughing children or other odd and peculiar sounds. Overall, this film benefits from it's great performances and unsettling vibe, but the film can also be quite slow at times, and given that you never see the witch herself, you can't help but feel a little disappointed.