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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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Complete credited cast:
Michael 'Mike' Williams (as Michael Williams)
Bob Griffin ...
Jim King ...
Sandra Sánchez ...
Waitress (as Sandra Sanchez)
Ed Swanson ...
Patricia DeCou ...
Mark Mason ...
Jackie Hallex ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In a scene where the main actors are sleeping in a tent at night, the tent suddenly shakes violently and they all get scared. This was unscripted and the director shook the tent; the actors actually were scared. See more »


When Josh and Mike first confront Heather about getting them lost, Heather's mouth does not move when she replies. See more »


Josh Leonard: You gonna write us a happy ending, Heather?
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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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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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Gripping, stunning film, the absolute thriller!!
3 July 1999 | by (Tulsa, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Privileged to see a preview of this fantastically terrifying film, I found myself actually feeling the pain and mind-numbing anguish of the characters. At times in the movie, I would find myself trying to peer through the darkness with them, fully realizing that there was absolutely no chance of knowing what was out there. I think that is the most effective aspect of this, the fear of the unknown. I really can't think of anything more frightening than something that has no identity, and so you don't know how to relate or react, and you are forced to suffer through the unknown. A key component also included in this film was the steady decline of human spirit that you witness first-hand. You watch as the characters are broken down to small, scared, hunted animals, and you find yourself shaking your head at how pitiful and helpless they have become, yet you don't feel sorry for them, only agonizing hope that they will escape the fear with at least their lives. Wonderfully created film that, at least for me, an outdoor enthusiast who used to enjoy wandering alone through familiar woods, will always haunt me to the core of my soul when I look around and see nothing but endless woods, unknown sounds, and things that are never seen.

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