The Blair Witch Project Poster

Release Date: August 6th, 1999

DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 1999

R|1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary
Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who've traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale's veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.

Cast: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffith, Jim King, Sandra Sanchez, Ed Swanson, Patricia DeCou

Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

Genres: Thriller, Horror

Production Co: Haxan Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • At a time when digital techniques can show us almost anything, The Blair Witch Project is a reminder that what really scares us is the stuff we can't see. show more

  • The inexplicably terrifying ending is good for a month's worth of nightmares -- no small thing for a movie in such a saturated field. show more

  • Many of us may have thought that with the world offering so much vivid horribleness every day, movies had lost the power to give us a good cathartic scare. It's a shock -- and a pleasure -- to discover we were wrong. show more

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