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.
The filmmakers placed flyers around Cannes for the film festival that were "Missing" posters, stating that the cast was missing. All the flyers were taken down by the next day. It turned out that a television executive had been kidnapped just prior, and [the flyers] were taken down out of respect. The executive was since recovered safely.
Hey there! It's Mr. Punctuality! How the *hell* are ya this morning?
Josh Leonard: Tired.
When Josh and Mike first confront Heather about getting them lost, Heather's mouth does not move when she replies.
The beginning and end credits are designed in the style of a documentary, e.g. jumping slightly, static instead of rolling credits.
More "Newly Discovered Footage" was included on the video/DVD release. It's basically the trio recollecting on the noises they heard, and their feelings about the project altogether. This scene was supposed to take place right before the scene where the "Blair Witch" attacks their tent.
$29,207,381 (USA) (1 August 1999)