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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.

Directors:

Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez (as Eduardo Sanchez)

Writers:

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

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 Nick Riganas

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Scarier than The Exorcist! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sanchez and Myrick admitted they had to tone down some of the outbursts from Heather, Mike and Josh. They instead allowed them to accumulate in smaller doses. See more »

Goofs

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

Josh Leonard: You gonna write us a happy ending, Heather?
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The VHS cassette Sticks And Stones features another scene with Heather and Mike that takes place after Josh's disappearance, and also includes an extra witness interview segment. See more »

Connections

References Deliverance (1972) See more »

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Written by Klaus Heesch
Performed by Digginlilies
Courtesy of Juicy Temples
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Dull and Annoying
3 February 2015 | by k-warrender-229-235978See all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blair Witch Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,512,054, 18 July 1999

Gross USA:

$140,539,099

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$248,639,099
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Haxan Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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