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The Blair Witch Project Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Combining Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16 mm film, this film presents a raw look at what can happen when college students forego common sense and enter the world of voodoo and witchcraft. Presented as a straightforward documentary, the film opens with a title card explaining that in 1994, three students went into the Maryland back woods to do a film project on the Blair Witch incidents. These kids were never seen again, and the film you are about to see is from their recovered equipment, found in the woods a year later. The entire movie documents their adventures leading up to their final minutes. The Blair Witch incident, as we initially learn from the local town elders, is an old legend about a group of witches who tortured and killed several children many years ago. Everyone in town knows the story and they're all sketchy on the details. Out in the woods and away from their parked car (and civilization), what starts as a school exercise turns into a nightmare when the three kids lose their map. Forced to spend extra days finding their way out, the kids then start to hear horrific sounds outside their tents in the pitch-black middle of night. They also find strange artifacts from (what can only be) the Blair Witch, still living in the woods. Frightened, they desperately try to find their way out of the woods, with no luck. Slowly these students start to unravel, knowing they have no way of getting out, no food, and it's getting cold. Each night they are confronted with shrieking and sounds so haunting that they are convinced someone is following them, and they quickly begin to fear for their lives. The film premiered in the midnight movie section at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Chris Gore, Rovi

  • Release date:January 25, 1999

Awards

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Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Independent Spirit Awards Daniel Myrick Best First Feature Under $500,000 1999 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Eduardo Sanchez Best First Feature Under $500,000 1999 Winner

Crew

Daniel Myrick
Director
Eduardo Sanchez
Director
Robin Cowie
Producer
Gregg Hale
Producer
Daniel Myrick
Screenwriter
Eduardo Sanchez
Screenwriter
Neal Fredericks
Cinematographer
Tony Cora
Composer (Music Score)
Eduardo Sanchez
Editor
Daniel Myrick
Editor
Michael Monello
Co-producer
Kevin J. Foxe
Executive Producer
Bob Eick
Executive Producer
Dana Meeks
Sound/Sound Designer
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