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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Heather Donahue
... Joshua 'Josh' Leonard
... Michael 'Mike' Williams (as Michael Williams)
Bob Griffin ... Short Fisherman
Jim King ... Interviewee
Sandra Sánchez ... Waitress (as Sandra Sanchez)
Ed Swanson ... Fisherman With Glasses
... Mary Brown
Mark Mason ... Man in Yellow Hat
Susie Gooch ... Interviewee with Child (as Jackie Hallex)
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Storyline

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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Before Cloverfield... There was... The Blair Witch Project. See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El proyecto Blair Witch  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,512,054, 18 July 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$140,539,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$248,639,099
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in October 1994. See more »

Goofs

Error in Math: At the beginning when they are interviewing the townspeople about Rustin Parr, they mention both that he killed children in pairs and that he had seven victims, however if he killed children in pairs he could not have had an odd number of victims. See more »

Quotes

Michael Williams: I found some cigarettes. I found them all the way in the bottom of my pack. We're still alive 'cause we're smoking.
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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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Written by Klaus Heesch
Performed by Digginlilies
Courtesy of Juicy Temples
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Not your average horror film
21 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

A film which fell foul of its own publicity machine, `The Blair Witch Project' was abhorred and derided by the mainstream film-going public which it became unfortunately directed at due to its extraordinary and outlandish marketing campaign. `The Blair Witch Project' is not a typical film that the typical cinema-going public would normally be exposed to. The camera-work is jerky, the dialogue repetitive and inane and the action virtually non-existent. At times confusing, annoying, irritating and tedious, this film is nonetheless a brilliant piece of arthouse experimental film-making. This movie is virtually all style-there's hardly any plot, no real action, no semblance of a real script-and one that works on a deeper psychological level than the standard mainstream horror film. Indeed, only the very last image in the film is truly frightening, and only if it can be correlated to an incident at the very beginning. The rest of it only becomes scary afterwards, when the audience has had time to consider what they've seen. It is groundbreaking, manipulative cinema made without a script, with an amateur cast and with little or no post-production values. This is a remarkable film which can only really be appreciated, if the accompanying hype is overlooked, as a unique, avant-garde art film and not the regular Hollywood stock it was presented as to the public.


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