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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

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)
Bob Griffin ...
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Sandra Sánchez ...
Waitress (as Sandra Sanchez)
Ed Swanson ...
Fisherman With Glasses
Patricia DeCou ...
Mary Brown
Mark Mason ...
Man in Yellow Hat
Susie Gooch ...
Interviewee with Child (as Jackie Hallex)
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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 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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30 July 1999 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,207,381 (USA) (1 August 1999)

Gross:

$140,539,099 (USA)
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Trivia

One of the first theatrical features to make use of a large-scale viral marketing, which claimed that the three main characters had really gone on a trip to shoot a documentary and were never found again, save for their video camera and the footage they shot. A website was posted on the Internet one year prior to the release to set up the premise of the documentary, complete with detailed reports of the search, the recovery of the trio's footage within an old cabin, reactions from their families, and expert opinions. The three actors were instructed to refrain from making public appearances. The myth wasn't debunked until after the movie's premiere, but positive word of mouth had already popularized the movie to the extent that its success completely overshadowed that of the almost simultaneously released big-budget horror movie The Haunting (1999). See more »

Goofs

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: [screaming sadly to himself] ... but I'm not gonna see it 'cause I'm in the woods!
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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 »

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Spoofed in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 212 (1999) See more »

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The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle
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1 December 1999 | by (London, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I think I know why Blair Witch has generated as much negative as positive responses. It FORCES YOU TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THE MOVIE GOING EXPERIENCE!

Wow. What a concept. Instead of sitting there like the passive sponges most of us become when going to the movies we are actually expected be become involved. Take a leap of faith/belief or whatever and delve into this movie. Without the overpowering F/X and music score most movies rely on to 'scare' you, if you still have an imagination left what is implied becomes a hundred times scarier than anything offered up by Hollywood in the last 30 years. The hardest thing in movies is to scare you. Not make you jump out of your seat with 5000 watts of sound blasting at 400 decibels (ever seen the 1999 version of the Haunting? Event Horizon? - every potentially tense scene is preceeded by dead silence then the Blast). Wake up people! Blair Witch is the horror movies we have been needing for a long time and I'm glad someone finally had the guts to make it.


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