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The Blair Witch Project Reviews

December 13, 2014
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.
September 29, 2014
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 29, 2014
Blair Witch is the most dangerous film in captivity. It's a no-excuses horror show with an emotional wallop like falling headlong into a bear trap.
October 5, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 5, 2013
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
Using the most modest means, Sanchez and Myrick manage to tell a compelling story, create recognizable characters and hold our attention even when there's literally nothing on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2012
I have seen the new face of movie horror and its name is The Blair Witch Project, a groundbreaker in fright that reinvents scary for the new millennium.
October 9, 2012
A cunningly conceived and crafted exercise in suggestibility and terror.
October 17, 2011
Sanchez and Myrick's film knows that what's not seen frightens more easily that what is, and that the imagination's thoughts of what might have happened generally horrify on a deeper level than knowing what did.
October 18, 2008
[A] creepy tale of witchcraft, murders and ghost sightings.
Read More | Original Score: A
September 24, 2007
Heather's shaky video work can induce motion sickness -- it looks like combat footage as she bolts through the woods -- but just try turning away.
September 24, 2007
I could tell you the story -- give away every detail -- and The Blair Witch Project would still freeze your blood.
September 24, 2007
The viewer never glimpses anything more than the shadow of a clever movie.
September 24, 2007
What gives the film much of its force and its mounting sense of queasy uncertainty is its narrative method, which ensures that we know no more about the proceedings than the characters do.
April 27, 2007
Where is the suspense? Where is the involvement? Where is the identification?
June 24, 2006
The actors never put a foot wrong; the video diary form allows no artifice, so that as terror mounts, the dread is infectious.
July 21, 2005
If you can handle its unconventional approach, you won't feel as if you're seeing a film so much as witnessing a living nightmare.
April 25, 2003
What can anyone say about The Blair Witch Project that hasn't been trumpeted from a thousand Web sites already?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2002
There's no denying the terror in The Blair Witch Project. It's fierce, it's palpable and it gets deep under the skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 14, 2001
In short, the film is a clever, entertaining stunt, no more, no less, and a terrific calling card for its fledgling filmmakers, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez.
January 1, 2000
As a manifestation of multimedia synergy, it's pretty spooky.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Simple but devastatingly effective.
January 1, 2000
The great power of the film lies in its simplicity, in the slow-building tension and psychological melt-downs.
January 1, 2000
Sanchez and Myrick deserve credit not only for attempting something different, but for succeeding so brilliantly at it!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It's been a long time since a movie did so much by showing so little.
January 1, 2000
The simplest effects are the most effective "effects." That's the horrific lesson of micro-budget masterpiece of modern horror, The Blair Witch Project.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Pic comes across as smart without feeling manipulative.
January 1, 2000
You don't need buckets of moolah and a zillion computer-generated effects to get a rise out of an audience. Just a little imagination, a little suggestive terror, will do quite nicely.
January 1, 2000
A picture like The Blair Witch Project just takes your breath away.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Although the payoff is ambiguous, the experience remains in the mind. It's an absolutely restrained and truly frightening movie.
January 1, 2000
A most inventive departure from standard horror fare.
January 1, 2000
The film is a faux documentary, made by two first-time filmmakers.
January 1, 2000
What becomes especially impressive about Blair Witch is how relentlessly it sticks to its vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The creepiest and most original horror film since John Carpenter's classic Halloween.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The Blair Witch Project should be remembered for its uncanny and sometimes deceptive knack for selling itself.
January 1, 2000
A movie which scared the crap out of everybody from Cannes to Sundance, and which is definitely worth the hype.
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Blair Witch oozes spellbinding primal fear!
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
It might be the scariest movie ever made!