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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | | Horror | 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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Storyline

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 were 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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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

El proyecto Blair Witch  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,512,054 (USA) (16 July 1999)

Gross:

$140,530,114 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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Trivia

It took a mere eight days to shoot this film. See more »

Goofs

The three are lost in the woods but in one scene, about 25 feet behind them, a field can be seen through a small gap in the trees. The road is also visible as they try to find the trail. See more »

Quotes

Heather Donahue: [Pointing the video camera at Mike's chest] It's warm out today so this is the first time that we're seeing Mike's chest. It's really hard to pick up on video actually. Mike has really sporadic hair patterns on his chest. It's like: blank... hairy... blank... hairy.
Michael Williams: You should see my ass.
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Crazy Credits

The beginning and end credits are designed in the style of a documentary, e.g. jumping slightly, static instead of rolling credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tony Blair Witch Project (2000) See more »

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America The Beautiful
Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates (as Katherine Lee Bates)
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Sung a cappella by Joshua Leonard
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Haven't you ever been to camp?
2 February 2000 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

This movie scared me in a way that no other has done before. I remember going to camp as a child, and hearing things outside at night. That was scary enough. This movie recreated that entire scenario and then added some to it. The fact that those things that go bump in the night outside your campsite were REAL in this movie makes it more nerve-inducing and frightening. As anyone, the first time I set foot in the ocean after seeing JAWS for the first time, I was nervous. Let me tell you in order to get from the movie theater to my house, I have to drive through the woods. After seeing this movie, that drive got SIGNIFICANTLY longer, more eerie, and scared the heck out of me. I went about 90 mph all the way home in order to get out of the woods! This is one SCARY movie.


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