12 July 2011 | cosmo_tiger
The type of reality horror that "Blair Witch" wanted to be. By that I mean it was actually kinda creepy. I give it a B
"Even if we were to call someone, what would we say". Five college friends decide to celebrate a friends 21st birthday at her aunt and uncle's house in the country. On the way there they are tormented by a man in a van, they finally reach their destination think they are in for a relaxing weekend. In the last ten years there have basically been two types of horror movies. The "Saw" type, and the "Reality" (Paranormal Activity & Blair Witch like) type. This falls into the reality style, but it is actually pretty good. When I watched "The Blair With Project" the first time I thought it was a pretty neat idea, but very, very boring with a stupid ending. To me this is the type of movie that "Blair Witch" wanted to be. The movie seems very much the same, no script, just a basic idea of what they wanted and everything creepy happens off camera so you just get a sense of what is going on, which adds to the effect. I am not saying this is a hide under the bed scary, but it does have it's creepy moments. Most of the horror is in the waiting for something to happen, much like in "Paranormal Activity 2". One bad thing I will say about the movie is that it should have ended 20 min before it did. I guess the director wanted people to stay through the credits so it added more clips, but that's what DVD special features are for. Overall, very surprisingly good inde-horror that is much better then "Blair Witch". I give it a B.
Would I watch again? - I don't think I would, this is the kind of movie that loses it's edge with repeated viewings.
Also try - Paranormal Activity 1 & 2 & The Blair Witch Project