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R. Moreno , Eduardo Sanchez , Daniel Myrick and
|Heather Donahue , Michael
Williams , Joshua Leonard , Bob Griffith, Jim
as being "the scariest movie of all time", The
Blair Witch Project has had a lot to hype to live up to.
The film is composed entirely of reportedly "found"
footage shot by three missing college students who made a
journey to the woods of Western Maryland in 1994 with the
purpose of making a documentary about a "witch"
of local legend who is linked to murders and mysterious
occurrences spanning 200 years. It begins with footage of
the crew leaving their homes and testing their equipment,
but before we know it, they are lost deep in the endless
woods, with the voices of screaming children piercing the
blackness from off in the distance. Things get worse from
there when the three students loose their map, their
sanity, and any hope of finding a way home.
With the initial confusion about whether the film was
"real" or a work of fiction put aside, the
movie fails to deliver in many areas. However don't let
my comments put you off going to see it, as it is a
unique piece of film and undoubtably will achieve cult
The only part of the film I can truly say I found scary
is the closing sequence which I shall not reveal, but
ultimately I left the cinema thinking "was that it
All I can suggest to you is go see the movie with an open
mind. Don't expect to have the pants scared off you, and
don't get caught up in the media hype surrounding the
With two sequels in the offing a single cowpat has been
awarded to this movie for being over-hyped and failing to
deliver until the last 10minutes.
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