The Blair Witch Project Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for The Blair Witch Project the Movie

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A Sundance Film Festival favorite, this low-budget horror film turned out to be the most successful indie ever, thanks to heavy (and savvy) market promotion. In 1994, a three-person film crew heads into the Black Hills region of Maryland to document a local legend about a demonic apparition. They vanish, but a year later their film footage is found and this amateurish, black and white footage makes up what the audience sees. Largely improvisational, the film manages a palpable sense of dread and claustrophobia, while being (deliberately) technically crude. However, the herky-jerky camera movements made a number of viewers physically sick and an equal number found the would-be theatrics boring.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 87 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Filmmaking, Folklore & Legends, Top Grossing Films of 1999, Mockumentary, Tale of the Tape, Internet Borne
Eduardo Sanchez, Daniel Myrick
Michael Williams, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard
Neal Fredericks
Eduardo Sanchez, Daniel Myrick
Tony Cora
Inc. Artisan Pictures


Golden Raspberries 1999: Worst Actress (Donahue).

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