Blair Witch Project(1999)
Rating out of 5 possible lobsters :
Why are their people out there that have a problem with this movie? Is it because they can't handle being scared
or maybe the Blair Witch Project is simply over their head? Who knows. All I know is that the Blair Witch Project is the ONLY movie that has ever frightened me and kept me up at night for any period of time.
I will admit that the first time I saw this movie I had no idea that the legend of the Blair Witch was fake. I knew
the movie had to be fiction but I thought at least that the myth of the Blair Witch itself was somewhat legit. I was
sort of disappointed to discover that there was no such a thing of the Blair Witch Myth but still, this is one kick ass scary movie!
Three student film makers embark on a trip into the woods of Burketsville, MD to shoot a documentary about
the Myth of the Blair Witch. Basically we have one hour plus movie of three people slowly going crazy! I'm sure
we all know the story by now... Heather, Josh and Mike, who all play themseleves, were stuck in the woods
and told to shoot some footage while the people behind the Blair Witch Project created the movie on the fly.
The realism of the acting by Heather, Josh and Mike is amazing. Not knowing what was going to happen to
them would ultimately put them in a situation where the movie they were shooting would somewhat become reality to them. Hence their incredible emoition during the movie!
This has to be one of the most original movies ever created. From start to finish it paves it's own paths and
doesn't resort to any detours down anyone else's road but it's own. Anyone who has spent some spooky nights
in the woods with some friends should really get sucked into this film. It reminded me so much of being a
teenager drunk in the woods and being pissed scared of every strange sound I heard. It may sound kind of
cheesy but I could really feel myself in the woods with the people in this movie. I think that is why it hit me so hard.
My favorite part of the Blair Witch Project has to be the ending. What happens at the end is totally in line with
the Blair Witch Myth. Just pay attention to the opening scenes where they talk to some locals about the Blair
Witch. One of the locals mentions exactly the situation Heather and Mike find themselves in at the end and it really blew me away!
Overall a killer flick! Probably the best scary movie I have ever seen and will probably ever see. It's not often
that something so purely scary comes around. The acting makes the film. Everyone says... "oh that Heather was so annoying...". Well so what! You mean you don't know a bitch like that in real life?
If you dug the Blair Witch Project make sure you check out the Curse of the Blair Witch and Blair Witch 2.
Both are interesting additions to the Blair Witch tale. Also, check out the Blair Witch Project DVD for a very cool commentary by the makers of the movie.
"What's up with Heather's huge forehead?"