Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez

Starring: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

Rant: Documentary style horror movies are creepy as fuck. When done well there might be nothing more disturbing. I remember when this movie came out. I remember a lot of people actually thinking it was real. There was always that gullible fool you knew from school that swears to Christ they know someone who was involved. At the end of the day, who are they really trying to fool but themself? Just enjoy the movie for what it is.

This is one of the few horror movies that really creeps me out. We have three people filming a documentary about the Blair Witch of Burkittsville, Maryland. The first 15 minutes is the three of them interviewing the locals and giving us an idea of the ghost story. The next half hour they get lost out in the woods. These actors do a fantastic job. They start bickering and fighting and eventually screaming at the top of their lungs at each other.

At about the 45 minute mark shit goes crazy. They're stranded in the woods and it's pitch black. You start to hear children outside of the tent. It's fucking sickening. Not Beast of Yucca Flats sickening where you want to rip your eyes out with shards of glass but a good sickening.

Not only do you never see the witch but in the scariest scenes of the movie the screen is black. How the fuck did they pull that shit off? Some people may not like this movie. I guess I can understand that. If you're all by yourself and it's dark outside, this movie will scare you. That makes it a fucking creepy awful horror movie.

Fun Facts: The legend of the Blair Witch is completely fictional and created by the film's writer/director team of Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez. Most of the it wasn't even filmed in Burkittsville, but Seneca Creek State Park.

Terrible Lines: "You know what I fucking love? Mashed potatoes."

Horror Film: 8
Entertainment: 8
Suspense: 9
Overall Rating: 8.2