August 16th, 2019 | Updated on February 14th, 2022
Heather Donahue, Michael Williams and Joshua Leonard, student filmmakers, set out to shoot a documentary about a local legend, the Blair Witch. In the forests near Burkittsville, Maryland, many children have vanished in the 1940s and people still avoid going too deep into the woods.
So, the party sets out to look for facts that prove the legend, equipped only with two cameras and a little hiking gear. First, they find little piles of stone that must have been arranged artificially, later, they have to admit to be lost in the woods.
Eerie sounds at night and more piles of stones in places where they have not been before cause the already desperate group to panic. And one night, days after they should have been back home, Josh disappears completely. Only what has been recorded and filmed with the cameras is found a year later and shows what happened in the woods.
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Movie Reviews: “The Blair Witch Project”
Movie Review: Washington Post
“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.
Not the most haunting, most disturbing, most horrific, most violent, most beautiful, most dreamlike or most vile.
Just flat out the scariest.
Scarier than “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Scarier than the shower scene in “Psycho” the first time you see it. Scarier than the final twist in “Carrie” and the shark attacks in “Jaws.”
Scary to the bone.
Movie Review: CNN
On Feb. 22, 1934, Frank Capra’s classic road trip film, It Happened One Night hit theaters. The pic went on to win five honors at the 7th Academy Awards, including best actor for Clark Gable and actress for Claudette Colbert. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below.
Well, another swell, the bang-up grand picture has dropped in our midst. It is Columbia’s It Happened One Night, a charming, human, believable story, with charming, human, believable characters.
The thing gallops right along, kicking up its heels in cheerful, frisky joie de vivre, and the audience gallops right along with it. There’s not a dull moment, in spite of the fact that it runs a good two hours. Undoubtedly some of it near the end will be cut, but it is so fine throughout that it’s a shame it can’t be all kept in.
Movie Review: DAILY NEWS
This blow-by-blow account of the “disappearance” of a young documentary crew is creepy to the bone and features one of the most discomfiting windups in recent film memory. (At least, since 1988’s “The Vanishing.”)
Thanks to advance buzz from Sundance and a killer Web site that breaks new ground in cross-promotional hype, “The Blair Witch Project” was a cult hit before it even opened.
The movie is presented as a pastiche of actual footage shot by three film students who were never seen again after hiking into Maryland’s Black Hills Forest in search of their subject, a legendary witch with an unsavory fondness for children. After interviewing a few locals and counting their chickens before hatching, the threesome sets off with tents, backpacks and not enough food. The footage they left behind in the woods is, ostensibly, all that is left of them.