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The Blair Witch Project -- In October of 1994, three student film makers disappeared in the woods near Burkittesville, Maryland. One year later, their footage was found.

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Writers:
Daniel Myrick (written by) &
Eduardo Sánchez (written by)
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Release Date:
30 July 1999 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
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 »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
13 wins & 18 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Generation Xers head into woods; we view excellent results See more (3364 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Daniel Myrick 
Eduardo Sánchez  (as Eduardo Sanchez)
 
Writing credits
Daniel Myrick (written by) &
Eduardo Sánchez (written by) (as Eduardo Sanchez)

Produced by
Robin Cowie .... producer
Bob Eick .... executive producer
Kevin J. Foxe .... executive producer
Gregg Hale .... producer
Michael Monello .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Tony Cora 
 
Cinematography by
Neal Fredericks (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Myrick 
Eduardo Sánchez  (as Eduardo Sanchez)
 
Production Design by
Ben Rock 
 
Art Direction by
Ricardo Moreno  (as Ricardo R. Moreno)
 
Art Department
Patricia DeCou .... art technician
Brigan Gresh .... scenic artist (as Brigan Docking)
Andrew White .... scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Harry Cohen .... final sound mixer
Gerry Lentz .... final sound mixer
Dana Meeks .... sound mixer
Jack Sherdel .... sound
Rich Weingart .... final sound mixer
Eddie Bydalek .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Paul Curtis .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Elisabeth Flaum .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
Shawn Kennelly .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Clive Taylor .... sound editor (TV version) (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Steven A. Blake .... stunt rigging
Douglas Retzler .... stunt rigging
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stefanie DeCassan .... still photographer (as Stefanie Decassan)
Hector Lopez .... additional photographer
Julie Ann Smith .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Lisa Dane .... additional casting
 
Editorial Department
John Sellars .... colorist
 
Music Department
Dan Barrio .... music assistant
Tony Cora .... musician
 
Other crew
Melvin Bayer .... location
Howard Bernstein .... phase one instigator
Mark Bobrow .... production assistant
Beverly Brooks .... video to film transfer
Shelley Buell .... accountant
Rachel Carter .... audition assistant
Harry Clein .... marketing: Clein + Walker
Ray Combs .... behind-the-scenes video
Matt Compton .... audition assistant
Matt Compton .... location
Sarah Cowie .... accountant
Carolyn DeCassan .... audition assistant
Carolyn DeCassan .... production assistant (as Carolyn Decassan)
Stefanie DeCassan .... audition assistant
Stefanie DeCassan .... production assistant (as Stefanie Decassan)
David Donaldson .... video to film transfer
Julia Fair .... production assistant
Lonnie Glerum .... key production assistant
Christian Gueverra .... location
Trey Howard .... investor tape production (as Trey Butts)
Chrystal Jordan .... investor tape production (as Crystal Jordan)
Shannon Kibler .... production assistant
Kurt McNew .... production assistant
Zubi Mohammed .... behind-the-scenes video
Britt Nichols .... audition assistant
Gene O'Baker .... accountant
Kelly Phipps .... audition assistant
John Pierson .... phase one instigator: Grainy Pictures
Billy Plank .... production assistant
Tina Plank .... production assistant
Dave Poole .... production assistant
Dave Segal .... investor tape production
Wendy Smith .... investor tape production
Joe Solari .... investor tape production
Adrian Steinbach .... production assistant
Sandra Sánchez .... production assistant (as Sandra Sanchez)
Fahad Vania .... audition assistant
Fahad Vania .... production assistant
Dennis Warner .... investor tape production
William L. Whitacre .... legal (as Bill Whitacre)
Jenn Winn .... investor tape production
Sam Barber .... pre-production supervisor (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl .... assistant to studio vice president (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jane E. Barrick .... special thanks
Teresa Bone .... special thanks
Steve Boudreau .... very special thanks
Peter Broderick .... special thanks
Carmen Cacaven .... special thanks
Larry Carneglia .... special thanks
Karo Cavanaugh .... very special thanks
Brian Clark .... special thanks
Fran Cowie .... very special thanks
Les Cowie .... very special thanks
Sandy Craig .... special thanks
Matthew Curtis .... special thanks
Dex Dean .... special thanks: Coastal Leasing
Cecilia DeCassan .... special thanks
Gino DeCassan .... special thanks
Stefanie DeCassan .... very special thanks
Sarah Foxe .... special thanks
Ingrid Fraley .... special thanks
Richard Fraley .... special thanks
Melanie Gasper .... special thanks
Ellen Gillis .... special thanks
Lonnie Glerum .... special thanks
Christian Gueverra .... special thanks (as Christian Guevara)
Dee Guzzi .... special thanks
Jackie Hale .... very special thanks
Tonya Hale .... special thanks
Lynda Hansen .... special thanks
Thomas Ethan Harris .... special thanks
Diana Iwanow .... special thanks
Jeff Johnsen .... special thanks (as Jeff Johnson)
Mary Johnson .... special thanks
Bob Jones .... special thanks
Mike Jones .... special thanks
Nancy Jane King .... special thanks (as Nancy King)
Louise Levison .... special thanks
Jean Lipphard .... special thanks
Sandra Lukas .... special thanks
Scott Macquarrie .... very special thanks
Terry Martin .... special thanks
Kurt McNew .... very special thanks
Margarita Moreno .... special thanks
Oscar Moreno .... special thanks
Dick Morris .... special thanks
Joe Nagy .... special thanks
Michael Nelson .... special thanks
Dave Norman .... very special thanks
Gene O'Baker .... very special thanks
Peg O'Keef .... special thanks
Anthony Pekarik .... special thanks
Klark J. Perez .... special thanks
Janet Pierson .... special thanks
John Pierson .... special thanks
Don Rhodes .... special thanks
Jim Ritzel .... very special thanks
Korrin Ritzel .... very special thanks
Brian Saway .... special thanks
Cecilia Saway .... special thanks
Rick Saway .... special thanks (as Rita Saway)
William Saway .... special thanks
Jack Sherdel .... very special thanks
Catherine Smith .... special thanks
Don Smith .... special thanks
Ali Steinbach .... very special thanks
Francis Tanner .... very special thanks
Lindsey Tanner .... very special thanks
Jan Ungaro .... very special thanks
Richard Ungaro .... very special thanks
Dennis Warner .... special thanks
Paul K. Williamson .... special thanks: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Lorraine Wood .... special thanks
Tara Zwicker .... special thanks
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
81 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (original rating) | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Hungary:16 | Iceland:12 | Malaysia:18PL | Mexico:B | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R13 | Norway:15 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG (original rating) | Singapore:NC-16 (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (PCA #36716)

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Trivia:
The actors were given no more than a 35-page outline of the mythology behind the plot before shooting began. All lines were improvised and nearly all the events in the film were unknown to the three actors beforehand, and were often on-camera surprises to them all.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the house a red light flash (from a camera) can be seen though an open window.See more »
Quotes:
[Josh and Heather are talking about "Gilligan's Island."]
Michael Williams:Let's not call him "the Captain," you illiterate TV people. It's "the Skipper."
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Soundtrack:
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211 out of 312 people found the following review useful.
Generation Xers head into woods; we view excellent results, 17 July 2000
Author: Brian A. Cagayat (dresden212@hotmail.com) from San Diego, CA, USA

I saw this film last night, LONG after all the hype and reviews were made about it. I settled in with the right mood for any film: no expectations. If you expect too much, you may be let down (take note for any Kubrick film). I watched the entire film without interruption and came out with a great feeling. "The Blair Witch Project" is one darn good movie.

Many critics and moviegoers complained about the film for its length, its amateurish photography/editing, and its lack of adequate acting. I feel these things MADE THE MOVIE. First, the film has to be at most ninety minutes long: any more, and it would be too long and boring. Second, the amateur video take gives the audience the feel that they are actually in the woods, listening to the rippling water of the creek, snapping branches under their boots, and hearing things go bump in the night. I greatly admire the use of two video cameras (one black-and-white, the other color) to denote which character is shooting the film. Lastly, the incessant screaming of whiny Heather, the constant complaining of average-joe Mike, and the Dudley-Do-Rightness of Josh make for great acting. Yes, these are regular people and up-and-coming actors from your local community theater, but YOU KNOW THEM. You've met people like them.

The biggest complaint, however, comes from the film's supposed "lack" of scary moments. This film reminds me of the classic horror film "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," and though not as gory and as shocking as that film, "The Blair Witch Project" shows just enough fright in the group's search for a way out of the woods, stalked by people and/or things they may never understand. In the older film, the long interval between opening credits and first gory act of violence is about thirty minutes long; it is even longer here, but the suspense/fright (just as in the older film) begins right from the opening credits: you just don't see it until the film's over. These are three people out to make a documentary in the woods with handheld camcorders--these are REAL PEOPLE. And GREAT ACTORS. Heather whines a lot and screams and reminds you of the girl you hate so much you fall in love with her. Her screams sound real, her cries are genuine, and she is DEEPLY DEEPLY sorry for bringing the others into the woods in order to film her documentary.

I really dig the beginning. It seems so real to me I may delve into my old home movies for nostalgia. Heather and Josh pick up Mike, then go to the store for supplies. This opening sequence really packs a punch. These are three Generation Xers out for a camping trip. We all know what happens to them, but we're glued to the screen, intent to know what actually happens.

The interviews give us some detail into the Blair Witch legend, but most of the audience is too busy thinking about the actual trek into the woods that they don't listen. This is wrong. Listening is good. The interviews, which also sound real and not rehearsed in any way, are like movie reviews: the critics tell you what they saw, but mostly they don't want to ruin it for you...unless they hated it.

And that's what I'll do. I won't ruin it for you. 8/10.

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