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.
This film was in the Guinness Book of World Records for "Top Budget: Box Office Ratio" (for a mainstream feature film). The film cost $60,000 to make and made back $248 million, a ratio of $1 spent for every $10,931 made.
Mike, go outside and check it out. Why won't you?
Michael Williams: I don't hear anything
Heather Donahue: Because you're fucking scared! Because you're fucking scared!
Michael Williams: There's nothing out there!
When Heather is showing off the contents of her pack there is a survival book on how to stay alive in the woods. It could have helped them, but they never used it. However, the reason they can't escape the woods is a supernatural one. The Blair Witch has control of the filmmakers and the woods, and a survival book would not have helped there.
The beginning and end credits are designed in the style of a documentary, e.g. jumping slightly, static instead of rolling credits.
$29,207,381 (USA) (1 August 1999)
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