A group of tourists arrives in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project (1999) to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself.
Stephen Barker Turner,
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Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.
In search of a local legend, three bold amateur documentarians--director, Heather; cameraman, Josh; sound recorder, Mike--hike into Burkittsville's gloomy Black Hills Forest to find a shadow: the fabled Blair Witch. Now, one long year later--after that fateful October of 1994--there's still no sign of the student filmmakers, apart from the raw footage they left behind. Who knows what truly happened during their creepy five-day journey into the mouth of madness? Was there, indeed, an intangible supernatural presence in the dark woods that led to the team's disappearance? Either way, the missing trio must have seen something. Could the nightmarish myth be real?Written by
Miramax passed on the opportunity to acquire and distribute the movie. The decision was made by Jason Blum who didn't think the movie would be a hit. He would later start his own production company which turned in profitable movies like Get Out (2017), and the found-footage film Paranormal Activity (2007). See more »
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 »
The beginning and end credits are designed in the style of a documentary, e.g. jumping slightly, static instead of rolling credits. See more »
The film's CD soundtrack includes an enhanced CD-ROM portion which includes a scene not shown in the film, more of the three arguing about which direction to go, in which Heather and Mike nearly leave Josh behind. See more »
This movies tries to slowly build up the tension with the kids lost in the woods and vague hints that there might be something else out there too that's going to get them but it is a long time in before anything actually happens.
This might work if the characters were sympathetic and compelling but actually they are whiny, annoying, pathetic brats. They have gone out walking in an area of woods that they don't know and not a one of them can even read a map. They start whingeing and moaning right from the beginning, far before there is even a hint of any malevolent presence. They just bumble around directionless and snivelling without making any plan or discussing any interpersonal relationships or history that could constitute plot, context or back-story.
Frankly they are such terrible company to be in that you actually want them to die and the slow pace of the film just causes frustration when you find you are an hour in and they are still not dead yet.
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