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The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project

Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez (1998)

77min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Made on a shoestring ($40,000), this no-frills, no-stars, no-effects horror yarn was released amid expectations that might have been hard to live up to had the film not been so different and so simple. Through arch use of the internet and word-of-mouth, it became a box-office sensation. It's a campfire ghost story in which three students go into the Maryland woods to film their own search for a mythical monster. The film's rough, video-diary edge and shaky point-of-view camerawork - while demanding on the eye - take the viewer right into the unfolding story. Scary without being explicit, it's a 1990s cinematic landmark, and best judged away from the hype.

Summary

Three film students head into the American backwoods to make a documentary about the fabled Blair Witch. There proves to be more to the urban legend than meets the eye, and as night falls they find themselves in very real danger. Horror, presented as camcorder footage shot by the characters during their investigation, starring Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard.

Cast & Crew

Heather Donahue Heather Donahue
Michael Williams Michael Williams
Joshua Leonard Joshua Leonard
Interviewee Bob Griffith
Interviewee Jim King
Interviewee Sandra Sanchez
Interviewee Ed Swanson
Interviewee Patricia Decou
Director Daniel Myrick
Director Eduardo Sanchez
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Other Information

Language: English Colour and Black and White Theatrical distributor: Pathe Distribution Ltd Guidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 22 Oct 1999

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