The Blair Witch Project (1999) – Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Blair Witch Project (1999) - Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

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  • Release Date:  1999
  • Genre:  Found Footage, Witches & Occult
  • Cast and Crew: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams, Bob Griffin, Jim King, Sandra Sánchez, Ed Swanson, Patricia DeCou, Susie Gooch, Mark Mason
  • Director:  Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
  • Screenwriter:  Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

The Blair Witch Project (1999) Rating:

  • Dylan = 7 / 10;
  • Eloise = 5 / 10;
  • Raoul = 8.5 / 10;
  • Ronan = 8 / 10;
  • Simina = 7 / 10;
  • IMDb = 6.4 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 8.7 / 10

The Blair Witch Project (1999) Synopsis:

Three filmmaker students go exploring the woods of Maryland in an attempt to make a documentary about a local legend named the Blair Witch.

The Blair Witch Project (1999) Review:

The Blair Witch Project is one of these films that left a mark on all us who were teen during the ’90s. It is one of the very first horrors found footage (along with Cannibal Holocaust), and definitely, the one that jump-started the found footage trend so popular today.

This type of filming is ideal for low budget and independent films since it helps to justify the poor special effects and image quality and yet is still very efficient at immersing the viewer into the film atmosphere. All these features are really well exploited in The Blair Witch Project, making this film a reference of the genre. It is also one of the most profitable horror film ever made (with Paranormal Activity)…and one of the most successful independent films.

The movie, set in dark creepy woods, slowly build the suspense. At first, strange but harmless events happen, letting the viewer guess that something terrible is about to happen. Quickly, things get out of hand and, from there, the atmosphere is so tense that it is almost unbearable. You do not get to see much in this movie but instead, everything is done to trigger your imagination. In my case, it worked perfectly and I remember being 14 years old and being scared to death! Many did complain about the camera shaking, etc. but I think it really adds to the ambiance of the film. Blair Witch simply is a milestone in horror history!  9 / 10 and not more only because of little picture imperfection!

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