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The Blair Witch Project
Combining Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16 mm film, this film presents a raw look at what can happen when college students forego common sense and enter the world of voodoo and witchcraft. Presented as a straightforward documentary, the film opens with a title card explaining that in 1994, three students went into the Maryland back woods to do a film project on the Blair Witch incidents. These kids were never seen again, and the film you are about to see is from their recovered equipment, found in the woods a year later. The entire movie documents their adventures leading up to their final… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

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"Whenever night falls, the movie takes off, but in a slow creep, with all your childhood fears of the dark suddenly revealing themselves as absolutely reasonable."
‑ Paul Tatara, CNN.com
"You can dismiss The Blair Witch Project as a trick. Or you can give in to the treat and savor that rarest of accomplishments in a field notorious for tedium and repetition -- an original horror movie."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Easily the scariest horror picture of the '90s, a movie that can take a place among the most potent and inexorable of modern shockers, like Night of the Living Dead or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre."
‑ M.V. Moorhead, New Times
"The abrupt, unforgiving way the film ends is still shocking despite all the film's imitators, and it's a strong finish to a film that spends a little too much time wandering."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Don't go see The Blair Witch Project alone; it's too scary to sit through without company. Thrillingly, nauseatingly so."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"The very crudeness of the film stock and technique contribute mightily to the feeling that things are out of control, disoriented and possibly subject to unnatural laws."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"The thought that Blair Witch Project just might be real makes it much scarier than any of the teen horror flicks that have stumbled along in recent years."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"It is a triumph of intelligence over special effects, guerrilla filmmaking over Hollywood spectacle."
‑ Dan Webster, Spokesman-Review (Washington)
"No doubt part of the reason that the film has affected some viewers so intensely is because it requires them to fill in a lot of blank spaces, to exercise a perceptive muscle which, especially among younger viewers, may have grown flabby from neglect."
‑ Richard C. Walls, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"It's like watching actors rehearse Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf in the forest."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Blair Witch is the most dangerous film in captivity. It's a no-excuses horror show with an emotional wallop like falling headlong into a bear trap."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The Blair Witch Project" is the scariest movie I've ever seen. Not the goriest, the grossest, the weirdest, the eeriest, the sickest, the creepiest or the slimiest... Just flat out the scariest."
‑ Lloyd Rose, Washington Post
"Feel free to admire it: As a cheeky, clever stunt, it deserves it. Enjoying it fully might be a bit more difficult."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"Scary without being explicit, it's a 1990s cinematic landmark, and best judged away from the hype."
‑ Andrew Collins, Radio Times
"Its shaky camera work and fuzzy images get monotonous after a while, and there's not much room for character development within the very limited plot."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
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