- Found footage wasn’t always the gimmick that it is today!
- The Blair Witch Project is a movie that I didn’t see in theaters (because I was 1 when it came out) but I love hearing the hype around.
- This movie played at festivals, and everyone thought it was real.
- Like, actual footage found in the woods of three kids killed by a witch.
- But then years later, it’s revealed that OF COURSE it was fake.
- So now, in preparation for the direct sequel Blair Witch, I’ll answer the obvious question: does it hold up?
- So the main thing that people say about this movie is that nothing really happens in it.
- And though that is kind of true, I do appreciate the seemingly mundane feeling that it has, and how it really uses claustrophobia to derive fear.
- Another thing that’s pretty good is the actual found footage style.
- If this rough footage wound up being a documentary, it’s a documentary I would have actually liked to see.
- That ties into the fact that it’s also a fascinating premise, because I love urban legends.
- And the fact that this movie can take an urban legend and capitalize on it is pretty cool if you ask me.
- So I do like the mundane feeling that the movie has, though there are parts where it drags.
- The final scene in the house is TERRIFYING but leading up to that it is a bit slow.
- Though never boring. There is a difference.
- The Blair Witch Project isn’t one of my all-time favorite horror movies, but I do appreciate its contribution to the genre, and I’m gonna give The Blair Witch Project a B.
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