The Blair Witch Project (1999)
USA / English
"In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary...A year later their footage was found. "In October of 1994, three student film makers disappeared in the woods near Burkittesville, Maryland. One year later, their footage was found.
Gripping, stunning film, the absolute thriller!!
Privileged to see a preview of this fantastically terrifying film, I found
myself actually feeling the pain and mind-numbing anguish of the
At times in the movie, I would find myself trying to peer through the
darkness with them, fully realizing that there was absolutely no chance of
knowing what was out there. I think that is the most effective aspect of
this, the fear of the unknown. I really can't think of anything more
frightening than something that has no identity, and so you don't know how
to relate or react, and you are forced to suffer through the unknown. A
component also included in this film was the steady decline of human
that you witness first-hand. You watch as the characters are broken down
small, scared, hunted animals, and you find yourself shaking your head at
how pitiful and helpless they have become, yet you don't feel sorry for
them, only agonizing hope that they will escape the fear with at least
lives. Wonderfully created film that, at least for me, an outdoor
enthusiast who used to enjoy wandering alone through familiar woods, will
always haunt me to the core of my soul when I look around and see nothing
but endless woods, unknown sounds, and things that are never seen.