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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  30 July 1999 (USA)
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Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

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Michael 'Mike' Williams (as Michael Williams)
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Three film students travel to Maryland to make a student film about a local urban legend... The Blair Witch. The three went into the woods on a two day hike to find the Blair Witch, and never came back. One year later, the students film and video was found in the woods. The footage was compiled and made into a movie. The Blair Witch Project. Written by Kevin Overstreet <GrndZero23@aol.com>

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In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary...A year later their footage was found. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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30 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El proyecto de la bruja de Blair  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£750,822 (UK) (22 October 1999)

Gross:

£14,901,157 (UK) (3 December 1999)
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Trivia

Josh's shouts in the final scene were pre-recorded and played through speakers hidden away in the woods. See more »

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The film supposedly takes place in 1994, but in the supermarket, Michael displays an oatmeal and raisin flavored PowerBar. Oatmeal and raisin was not available in 1994. See more »

Quotes

Michael Williams: There's people out here messing with us, and I'm not going to play with that.
Heather Donahue: How do you know it was people?
Michael Williams: Well, even if it isn't, I'm not going to play with that, either!
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The beginning and end credits are designed in the style of a documentary, e.g. jumping slightly, static instead of rolling credits. See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (1814)
Sung a cappella by Joshua Leonard and Michael C. Williams
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Don't close your eyes -- Elly Kedward will get you.
27 July 1999 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

It is to the "Blair Witch" filmmakers' (and I am talking about Myrick and Sanchez, not Donahue, Leonard, and Williams) great credit that for the most part, they get away with the central conceit that three tired, hungry, lost, and above all, frightened-out-of-their-minds documentarians would still keep rolling footage under the dire circumstances in which they find themselves -- for that is one of the movie's only shortcomings (even though the majority of the audience won't notice or won't mind). The Project's plus column, however, is far longer than the minus one, as the very fabric of the improvisational techniques employed holds together an authenticity virtually guaranteed to send shivers down the backs of all but the most road-hardened horror vets. The interplay among Donahue, Leonard, and Williams is refreshingly funny in the early stages, which only ratchets up the intensity when doom seems to be knocking (or howling or scratching or leaving creepy tokens outside the campers' tent). The Blair Witch Project has all of the necessary sequences to assure its cult status (I love the stick figures) and the mysterious, dread-filled ending will most certainly set fans arguing -- once they catch their breath.


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