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Curse of the Blair Witch (1999)

A documentary exploring the life of the Blair Witch and the three missing student filmmakers.
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Frank Pastor ...
Rachel Braaten ...
Rachel Meyer
Elaine Stebbins
Tom Williams ...
Randy Campbell ...
Randy Donahue
Dottie Corrigan ...
Dottie Fulcher
Stephen Edwards
Bill Dreggors ...
Buck Buchanan ...
Charlie Carlson ...
Charles Moorehouse
Michael Hoover ...
Michael DeCoto
David Jones ...
David Mercer
Lisa Heesch ...
Lisa Toller
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Joseph Nagy
Minette Marcial ...
Minette Marcial
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The uncensored investigation into disappearances of the three film-makers in 1994. See interviews with friends and family of the three film-makers, and learn the entire mythology of the Blair Witch, including a news reel interview with Rustin Parr! Written by Derec Avery <haxan@burkittsville.com>

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11 July 1999 (USA)  »

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A blair-i boszorkány átka  »

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Cartoonist Sergio Aragones wrote a satire comic book titled Blair Which. In the story, a troop of Boy Scouts are in the woods at the same time as Heather, Mike, and Josh, and are responsible for all the spooky sounds and sights that the film students experience. See more »

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Men in the crowd at the hanging of Rustin Parr in 1941 are wearing straw boaters, hats that were fashionable in the 1920s. See more »

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Followed by Blair Witch (2016) See more »

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The set-up for the Blair witch hysteria of 1999
26 August 2016 | by (Ohio/PA border) – See all my reviews

Released to TV in the summer of 1999 three weeks before the premiere of the found-footage film "The Blair Witch Project," "Curse of the Blair Witch" is a mockumentary (fake documentary) that goes over the mythology of the Blair witch and interviews people who knew the three amateur filmmakers who supposedly went missing in 1994.

How do you review a documentary that's phony? I suppose by how real it makes its topic appear. As far as that goes, this is a quality mockumentary that inspires interest in the non-subject. I say "non-subject" because there never was a Blair witch; there wasn't even a town of Blair; nor are any of the people in the film real. It's all fake. But "Curse of the Blair Witch" was an ingenious set-up to fool people into believing (or, at least, MAYBE believing) the found-footage of "The Blair Witch Project." With the hysteria of that movie far behind us "Curse of the Blair Witch" is still entertaining for what it is and you can't help but respect its cleverness.

I helps that the "documentary" only runs 44 minutes.

GRADE: B


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