The Blair Witch Project

1999, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 1h 27m

169 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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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. Read critic reviews

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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
Ed Swanson
Fisherman With Glasses
Bob Eick
Executive Producer
Kevin J. Foxe
Executive Producer
Greg Hale
Producer
Antonio Cora
Original Music
Neal Fredericks
Cinematographer
Daniel Myrick
Film Editing
Ben Rock
Production Design
Ricardo Moreno
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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