The Blair Witch Project

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Three film students set out into the Black Hills Forest to make a documentary on the legendary Blair Witch. Armed with a 16mm camera, a Hi8 video camera, and a DAT recorder, every step, word and sound is captured. After wandering around the Black Hills Forest, Heather, Josh, and Mike are cold, lost and hunted. Finally, one night after the last ray of light had left the forest black, they were never to be seen again. Despite thousands of hours searching the Black Hills area, neither of the filmmakers or any trace of their gear was found, and the search was called off. One year later, a bag full of film cans, DAT tapes, and video tapes were found. The behind the scenes, video footage and the film, are cut together to make a fictional movie which seems more than real.


  • Heather Donahue
  • Joshua Leonard
  • Michael C. Williams
  • Bob Griffin
  • Jim King
  • Sandra Sánchez
  • Ed Swanson
  • Patricia DeCou
  • Mark Mason
  • Susie Gooch

Did You Know?


  • The first cut of the movie to be screened was 2.5 hours in length.
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  • The film supposedly takes place in 1994, but in the supermarket, Michael displays an oatmeal-raisin PowerBar. These were not available in 1994.
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    • Heather Donahue: I just want to apologize to Mike's mom, Josh's mom, and my mom. And I'm sorry to everyone. I was very naive. I am so so sorry for everything that has happened. Because in spite of what Mike says now, it is my fault. Because it was my project and I insisted. I insisted on everything. I insisted that we weren't lost. I insisted that we keep going. I insisted that we walk south. Everything had to be my way. And this is where we've ended up and it's all because of me that we're here now - hungry, cold, and hunted. I love you mom, dad. I am so sorry. What is that? I'm scared to close my eyes, I'm scared to open them! We're gonna die out here!
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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.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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

Metacritic review by Jami Bernard
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News