The Blair Witch Project

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Full of creepy campfire scares, mock-doc The Blair Witch Project keeps audiences in the dark about its titular villain, proving once more that imagination can be as scary as anything onscreen.

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Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who've traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale's veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.

Cast & Crew

Heather Donahue
Heather Donahue
Michael C. Williams
Michael "Mike" Williams
Joshua Leonard
Joshua "Josh" Leonard
Bob Griffith
Short Fisherman
Jim King
Interviewee
Sandra Sanchez
Waitress
Ed Swanson
Fisherman With Glasses
Eduardo Sánchez
Director
Eduardo Sánchez
Writer
Bob Eick
Executive Producer
Kevin J. Foxe
Executive Producer
Greg Hale
Producer
Antonio Cora
Original Music
Neal Fredericks
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Critic Reviews for The Blair Witch Project

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (41) | Fresh (140) | Rotten (22)

  • The scariest shots, from someone's little Hi-8 camcorder, document the students losing their bearings, giving way to panic and finally falling victim, though off screen, to some ineffably, unphotographably evil presence.

    December 13, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Whenever night falls, the movie takes off, but in a slow creep, with all your childhood fears of the dark suddenly revealing themselves as absolutely reasonable.

    September 29, 2014 | Full Review…

    Paul Tatara

    CNN.com
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  • The very crudeness of the film stock and technique contribute mightily to the feeling that things are out of control, disoriented and possibly subject to unnatural laws.

    September 29, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • You can dismiss The Blair Witch Project as a trick. Or you can give in to the treat and savor that rarest of accomplishments in a field notorious for tedium and repetition -- an original horror movie.

    October 5, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The thought that Blair Witch Project just might be real makes it much scarier than any of the teen horror flicks that have stumbled along in recent years.

    October 5, 2013
  • The Blair Witch Project" is the scariest movie I've ever seen. Not the goriest, the grossest, the weirdest, the eeriest, the sickest, the creepiest or the slimiest... Just flat out the scariest.

    October 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Blair Witch Project

  • Jul 26, 2016
    The Blair Witch Project is a well-executed unorthodox horror movie. Though it has the strong potential to bore viewers out due to its slow-burn trait treatment. Even so, all that melts away when the film reaches its "wings" and soar over an eerie, unsettling transition of events in which will the dreadfully ill-fated characters will be facing up with. Instead of giving a usually predictable horror movie element, it more relies on the realism approach that binds with the audience's imagination --- that gives out a conclusion to a certain situation, hence, would potentially adds up more tension build-ups to the story. The Blair Witch Project is not for everyone due to its unorthodox found footage aesthetics, yet, also not for the faint of hearts!
    John Ross D Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2016
    The film that made "found footage films" popular. This is one of the most successful independent films of all time. The craziest part, you wait around and wait around to see what is going to happen, and really nothing does happen. It is suspenseful if you, a) haven't seen it before, b) give it your full attention, c) watch it alone or with one other person, and d) watch it in the blind dark. If these all are not fulfilled, you won't get the full experience and you might as well watch something else. Film is effective for what it is, a found footage film.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2015
    The Blair Witch Project borrows from horror classics like F.W Murnau's Nosferatu and Michael Powell's Peeping Tom in rendering us helpless victims to an almost faceless entity and combines this sensation with the viscerality of Roman Polanski's Repulsion - but this time we have left the apartment and ventured into the woods with nothing but a map, a compass and a few bad words. Undoubtedly inspiring to all, but sincerely not for everyone, the film is more than a horror film as it is barren of all gimmick and a real trail-blazer of the "found-footage" genre, the characters are so raw and believable that the audience almost feels unified with them in fleeing from something so frightening that it can't be felt or conquered, just simply acknowledged. I will always love this film.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2014
    Oddly, what makes so many people hate "The Blair Witch Project" (the lack of any reveal and the constant frayed/raw emotions from the cast) are what I find to be it's strongest assets. A nightmarish odyssey that only disturbs me more as I think about it.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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