So begins the load of tripe that is THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. Ah, but it is wonderful tripe all the same!!!
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT was marketed as being the real thing, but what heartless... would release in cinemas the last days of three young teenagers who were murdered in the woods? Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard, three little-known actors, were taken into the woods and left there for eight days with a couple of camcorders and scared themself silly to acheive the palpable level of fear and menace felt in the film THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT.
In addition to the movie we have the totally bogus fakey-fake documentary "Curse of the Blair Witch" which attempts to make the incident seem like it really happened, but if you saw Heather or Michael walking down the street what would you believe?
Overall, one of those "guilty pleasure" movies that are just perfect with pizza and Coke on a Saturday night.
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For those of you who were under a rock when it first hit the theaters, The Blair Witch Project tracks the doomed quest of three film students shooting a documentary on the Burkittsville, Maryland, legend of the Blair Witch. After filming some local yokels (and providing only scant background on the witch herself), the three, led by Heather (something of a witch herself), head into the woods for some on-location shooting. They're never seen again. What we see is a reconstruction of their "found" footage, edited to make a barely coherent narrative. After losing their way in the forest, whining soon gives way to real terror as the three find themselves stalked by unknown forces that leave piles of ...