R | | Horror, Mystery
Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.
1 December 1999 | blackheart
10 | Sorry we couldn't supply the eye candy most of you are so used to.....
I think I know why Blair Witch has generated as much negative as positive responses. It FORCES YOU TO BECOME INVOLVED...
The actors were given no more than a 35-page outline of the mythology behind the plot, before shooting began. All lines were improvised and nearly all the events in the film were unknown to the three actors beforehand, and they were often on-camera ... ...
They're people fucking with our heads.
Heather Donahue: But no one knows we're out here.
Michael Williams: Yeah, but have you ever seen 'Deliverance'?
After waking up to find three stone piles surrounding their tents, the group decides to walk South for the day. However, they continue to walk toward the sunrise, which would be East.
The beginning and end credits are designed in the style of a documentary, e.g. jumping slightly, static instead of rolling credits.
$1,512,054 (USA) (16 July 1999)
$140,530,114 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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