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The Blair Witch Project -- Three student documentary filmmakers venture into Maryland's Black Hills to discover the truth behind the myth of the Blair Witch -- and never return. The only trace of their disappearance comes one year later when their film footage, documenting their final terrifying days, is found.
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:
11 wins & 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Gripping, stunning film, the absolute thriller!! See more (3354 total) »

Cast

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Heather Donahue ... Heather Donahue

Joshua Leonard ... Joshua 'Josh' Leonard

Michael C. Williams ... Michael 'Mike' Williams (as Michael Williams)
Bob Griffin ... Short Fisherman
Jim King ... Interviewee
Sandra Sánchez ... Waitress (as Sandra Sanchez)
Ed Swanson ... Fisherman With Glasses
Patricia DeCou ... Mary Brown
Mark Mason ... Man in Yellow Hat
Jackie Hallex ... Interviewee with Child
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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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:
When Joshua Leonard and Heather Donahue pick up Michael C. Williams, they were originally listening to the song "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" by The Animals on the radio. However, Haxan Films couldn't get the rights to keep it in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In Mike's reference to "The Wizard of OZ" in which he asks "Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked Witch of the East, which one was bad?" And Heather answers "Wicked Witch of the West was the bad one" Actually both Witches were bad. The Witch of the North was the good one.See more »
Quotes:
Heather Donahue:Flames are licking you like the devil there, Josh.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in The Bare Tits Project (1999)See more »
Soundtrack:
RigorsSee more »

FAQ

What happened to the characters at the end?
Is the story of the Blair Witch true?
What was in the bundle?
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185 out of 297 people found the following review useful.
Gripping, stunning film, the absolute thriller!!, 3 July 1999
Author: Keith R. Schumacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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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