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.
Some theatergoers experienced nausea from the handheld camera movements and actually had to leave to vomit. In some Toronto theatres, ushers asked patrons who where prone to motion sickness to sit in the aisle seat and to try not to "throw up on ... ...
I'm afraid to close my eyes, I'm afraid to open them.
After the map is lost, there is much talk of following a single direction in the hope of getting out of the woods ASAP. The most obvious course of action (which occurs, apparently, to no-one) would be to follow the course of the river that they keep crossing then hiking away from.
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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