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July 29, 2016
The Blair Witch Project is a refined, well-executed horror movie that builds up terror in the most peculiar way. Though it'll surely have the sense to bore out viewers in its first running time but not until the movie reaches its main goal [from the start of 40 minute and all the way scenes], that's when it shows out the story's "wings". It didn't rely on jumpscares but has a way with playing with viewer's mind quite dreadfully; much more of building one's own nightmare while digging through the film. The Blair Witch Project though a refined masterpiece, is not for the taste of everyone, yet also not for the faint of heart.
July 27, 2016
The film may not be a horror for say but it's an incredibly, natural, convincing, and truely unsettling film.
Grade: B+
July 26, 2016
quite possibly one of the best and innovative horror films in history. from its incredible marketing campaign, spooky feeling, and audience reaction. if your are a fan of horror this is definitely a must. this film has such an intricate backstory, that spans numerous documentaries, a sequel, and 3 video games. this film is eerily real, it will keep you in suspense the whole way through.
½ July 26, 2016
Scared the Hell outta me, I got a total wicked vibe from this film!
July 24, 2016
7.5/10
Had to revisit this movie after the news that the sequel 'Blair Witch' is coming out in a few weeks. And although the movie hasn't aged that well, it still is pretty creepy and a cult classic of horror found footage.
~July 23, 2016~
½ July 23, 2016
Couldn't anyone have done this cheap home-made cell phone camera movie?
July 23, 2016
One of the greatest horror movies ever created. It brought the found footage subgenre to the mainstream and changed film marketing forever. The lore around it was great. The tension was built up well and the final scene was memorable.
July 23, 2016
Way underrated by the "show me the monster and the gore and explain everything to me" horror movie crowd, this is one of the few horror films that actually scared me. There is little gore, but the dread of the unknown, the despair of being hopelessly lost in unfamiliar territory, and the sheer horrific anticipation of knowing one is the prey to a stronger force make the witch's torture, the motives of which are completely unfathomable, so much more terrifying than some oaf with a machete in a hockey mask.
½ July 21, 2016
Sometimes the things you don't see are the most scariest....
½ July 20, 2016
Scary enough but not quite as scary as one would hope.
July 20, 2016
Interesting, intense, original. Basically created the template for real-looking candid-camera-appearing hand held camera-using movies. The marketing around the movie was clever too, creating a whole mythology around the Blair Witch through "historically accurate" websites. Makes you think it really could have been a true story.
July 17, 2016
No apologies given for my 5-star review. This movie scared me.
½ July 12, 2016
A brilliant atmospheric and nerve-wracking horror film!
July 12, 2016
This has to be the most overrated horror movie I have ever seen. The characters are annoying. The whole movie is just them walking around the forest fighting with each other throughout the majority of the movie. Last but not least the movie is NOT SCARY.

(SPOILERS)
There is no witch in the movie!
½ July 12, 2016
The Blair Witch Project is about some college students who go into the woods to make a documentary about the legend of the Blair Witch, but soon realize that maybe the witch is real. This film is a prime example of you fear what you can't see. It has lost a little bit of its effect over time because of the great number of found footage films made since then.
½ July 11, 2016
Does not get better with age
July 7, 2016
Not scary because I watched it in the day with friends? Intriguing story, better on paper. Ending sticks with you.
July 3, 2016
Si ŕ sa sortie le film as popularisé le style "found footage" , le film est lent et pénible tellement c'est ennuyant.
Super Reviewer
½ June 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.
June 15, 2016
As of this writing, this movie is about to celebrate the 17th anniversary of when it first terrified audiences at the Sundance film festival on July 30th, 1999. When the film was released in theaters to the public at large, it arrived with some serious hype, generated by the Internet, in an age before #BlairWitchProject could trend on Facebook, Twitter, even MySpace. And audiences around the world turned this tightly budgeted low-fi film into a box office smash, and, for awhile, truly believed in the Blair Witch legend, and that the three main actors had disappeared mysteriously and were never heard from again, save for the "found footage" left behind. Nowadays there's 5 new found footage films coming out every week, ranging from great to good to forgettably terrible to terribly forgettable. But when this movie, made on a $60,000 budget by two aspiring filmmakers from Florida, first came out it was the first of it's kind. It set the bar high for not just "found footage" films, but horror films in general. The plot, the actors, the filming, the "I'm so sorry" scene, the finale-it's all been talked about, studied, dissected, and pondered about for 17 years (and will be until the end of time.) It holds up, and is glorious undeniable proof that great horror is timeless, and gives you a reason to sleep with the lights on...
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