The Blair Witch Project Reviews
after 30 minutes my partner and I walked out of the theater. the movie was made on a budget of only $20,000 but grossed $300 million I guess I am not as gullible as to give it a *5* star rating!
For me, this film could have been great but it disappoints at the end. It's like expecting a volcano to erupt and it never really happens. What exactly made the friend disappear? With such a creepy atmosphere why didn't they push the point further? How about a shadow figure teasing in the background? Or in the house? This is why people who gave this movie a bad rating really disliked the film. I don't really dislike the movie but it fell short during the last 15 minutes! Two possible fixes: 1) Show some sort of entity or entities to make it better. OR 2) Add a few extra minutes to the ending to somehow tie everything nicely. GOOD overall but it could have been great! I do like its originality though (at the time).
I rate it 3/5 OR 6/10
I've seen The Shining, Halloween,The Exorcist, Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Those are all horror films that I respect and love but they didn't quite pack the unsettling punch that TBWP did for me. Why? To sort of quote Stephen King's thoughts on the film, "the damn thing FEELS real". The movie's amateurish camera work combined with the actors very naturalistic performances and the director's very unHollywood approach to getting scares from both said actors and the audience all come together to create a truly nightmarish experience that FEELS real.
I respect this film so much for giving me a genuinely unique experience when it came to horror. It is the perfect example of less being more.
It features an unknown cast who at times seem to give quite frankly annoying performances.
The film follows a group of three 'students?' with plenty of time available to investigate a witch story in the town of Burkitsville nee Blair, Maryland, U.S. A forest town.
They film their story using a camcorder to record footage of their entry to the 'haunted' forest.
One of the three is called Josh (Joshua Leonard) who is the first to go missing.
The other two protagonists are Heather Donohue and Michael Williams the actors actual names!
Heather has a shrieking voice that drove me off the film. It was only the relatively short running time of 80 or so minutes that kept my attention.
Heather and Michael enter a house in the forest thinking they had heard Josh's voice.
Upon entering the property the footage abruptly ends after seeing handprints on the walls.
Relatively biring storyline. However the actors filmed their own footage and ad-libbed their lines apparently.