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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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Cast

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

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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Scary as hell. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El proyecto Blair Witch See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Haxan Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Special Edition)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

Joshua Leonard: What's that? Is that the Blair Witch? No, it's Heather, taking a piss.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Curse of the Blair Witch (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

America The Beautiful
Lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates (as Katherine Lee Bates)
Music by Samuel A. Ward
Sung a cappella by Joshua Leonard
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Gripping, stunning film, the absolute thriller!!
3 July 1999 | by robert-121See all my reviews

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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