The People's Review of The Blair Witch Project
only just seen BWP for the first time, one year after it came out, and I
have to say as a fan of "horror type" movies, it is the best I
have ever seen. Normal horror movies are very predictible,even with twists,
but none of them encompass the realism that I feel was in BWP. I was
genuinely on the edge of my seat - sure it was a bit boring in places, but
the scariest part about it, was that the actors actually conveyed genuine
fear for their lives. I am a very pessimistic person, however after watching
the film, I believed that it was a true story and that the people were real
and still missing. It was only after looking on the web that I discovered
that it wasn't a true story. The way I look at it, is that if a film can
make me believe it, then it must be something special
I still think about the it because of the uncertainty of what happened at
the end. As it ended, I, like many others I imagine, thought to myself
"is that it?" but only a few hours later did it sink in, how good
a film it really was. BWP2 is actually out now, but I believe that it cannot
be a patch on the original and would hope that it is not related to the
first film at all, as it would ruin the mystery of what happened.
The problem with everyone here (besides those that can appreciate the film)
is that you want to much flashy, fake, computer graphics. Is it
necessary to downplay a movie that spent so little but made so much.
Most of you sit at home watching senseless movies like Hellraiser or Silent
Night Deadly Night.
From the beginning of the movie aisle to the end, every horror movie is the
same, why do you think Scream was made--to mock all the other movies.
Apparently, it wasn't that bad or most of you wouldn't have saw it in the
This film is really like a Picasso or Van Gogh. So many times,
ignorant and small minded people say that "oh I can paint that."
Well, you didn't and you can't. It is just like the BWP, you didn't
make it, you can't, and you are probably jealous of the marketing genius and
ideas that went behind this movie. If you have nothing important to
say, don't say it at all.
spite of lack of special effects and the usual "big guns " from
the sacred hollywood, this movie redefined, in its very own way, the word
"scary". You won't find this one in the usual gore and blood, but
in the meaning behind the images, and all it summons from the power of your
very personal memories. Memories of your childhood, of your deepest fears at
that time. Fear of darkness, or inspired by a strange and unexpected noise,
and most of all by the thoughts and imagery it created in your mind.
"the stuff nighmares are made of..."
I still think about the movie, and discover new things about it. But still i
question myself, and hope to find satisfying answers to my questions...till
then, i'll surf the net...
I agree with Milton on the movie BWP. This movie was blow
out of proportion to a whole other limit that I've never seen before. This movie is so
bad. I wasted the eight dollars I paid to go see this movie. I was really anxious to see
this movie and when I saw it the whole time I thought okay something is going to happen
now, but nothing happened. I was so upset at the movie, I just couldn't believe it.
I've never been so upset, and disappointed at a
movie. How are people saying its so scary? I mean I got scared at movies that were jokes
because I scare real easily, but this movie made me start to doze off into a sleep. I'm
speaking seriously. My friend had to tap me to get my attention. Never has that happened
to me in a theater!
Thanks for having the guts to admit this
movie sucks! I was drawn in by the
web site and the sci-fi channel special and all the glorious reviews
assuring me I'd be scared witless by this flick. But, it was strictly
boresville. If you wanna read my review of this flick, it's at
hollywoodbitchslap.com, reviewer cybersyd.
You're not the only man alive. While I myself am a woman, my husband was
also not scared or impressed by this movie.
Thanks for renewing my faith in mankind!
I saw the blair witch last week and all I can say is it was
the biggest waste of $7.00. That movie was not scary, suspenseful or even interesting. It
was horrible. People save your money!!! submit = Away We Go!
Hey Milton why didn't java write something
about the BWP. he is a afraid of the movie? The good movies for him are like South Park.
I think this movie was the best movie of the summer
so far. Hollywood should see these kids and learn to create something new.
heres my review on The Blair Witch Project. That was the scariest and most intense movie
ive ever seen !! so if you hated it you did but i loved it and my little sister did
loose sleep over the movie ok. I LOVE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT!!!!!!!
BWP was a decent movie. I
spent all summer awaiting this film wondering if it was true or not. I'll admit it
was a little disapointing at first but after all the hype died down and our questions were
answered I was able to appreciate the film for what it was- the most entertaining(not
necessarily scary) horror movie of the 1990s
BWP is the worst movie I *EVER*
seen in my life! I can't believe that some people like it! The whole story of my
neighbour's life would be more interesting to watch! It was a real waste of money &
I never thought they made them
this boring,but apparently I was wrong.This is, without a doubt,the most over hyped movie
of the decade,and certainly one of the crappiest.I cannot believe that I wasted $4.50
cents seeing this crap.
This movie was like driving to
Fla. from NY with your 75 yr old grandfather who has a tendancy to hit the gas hard every
few seconds. If you enjoy a good vomit see this movie. I wish I would have had a camcorder
at my last camping trip as it would have been far more entertaining and I would have given
the rights away. 5 drinking buddies doing bad impressions of the "Crocadile
Hunter" would have been far more scarry and disturbing. The way the film followed the
systematical psychological social breakdown of the 3 stars of this movie was no different
than 3 frat buddies smoking a bong arguing over what toppings to order on their pizza. I
respect independent film makers and for a small film this was still better than 50% of the
movies out. However I rate this as a Friday night HBO pick.
I'd just like to say that
Milton is a complete and utter moron. And judging from many opinions expressed in these
pages I think people are far too use to flashy graphics, elaborate (expensive) scenes and
other 'eye candy' which is far too common in today's cinema. While I can understand that
for some people the movement of the cameras was distracting and for some distressing, for
those viewers who actually allowed themselves to watch the film without bitching all the
way through it they found it interesting, intriguing and even scary. Anyone who has
watched a horror film in the past 20 years would realise that there are very few out there
that have a decent plot, characters and in the end a marginally believable 'horror'
element. Unlike these the BWP does encapsulate these elements, from the amateur camera
work to the propaganda about the movie being based on a real scenario it creates an
atmosphere of foreboding, dread and eventual helplessness which does result in an emotive
response on the viewer. The format of this movie promotes its plot and however detracting
it is in the cinema format it does work and work well. I would like to say that I think
the BWP will probably come into its element when it makes a conversion to the small screen
(video), when it can be appreciated without naseum and where you can play it late at night
in the dark, preferably with a girlfriend ;-). In reponse to your question Milton, no I
don't think your the only real man (because that is questionable), no, your just another
winger who can't appreciate a genre, format and who basically just wants to fill his small
brain with the common hollywood trollope. You can keep it, I'll stick with the BWP
its really scary as hell!! try
to put yourself in their shoe...this is a real one remember?
The blair witch project is a
good movie, but i have to say its not that at all scary. I know why people think it is but
there were only two parts that were.the only thing that scares me was after the movie
going in the woods. i was also unhappy with the ending too.The ending is the most
important part.In this case it was the worse one ive ever seen.I can understand why though
because according to the legand they really didnt know what happened.i have lots more to
say but ill leave it to this.if you wanna see it , then see it.
Everyone here really needs to
listen to Unknown 4( listed below ). BWP is the first quality horror movie to come out in
a while. If you all has some imagination, then maybe you would see this also.
'I thought it was thrilling;it
made me cry because it makes you seem like your in the movie stranded in the woods with a
witch.The scariest part was when the girl went downstairs and saw the 2 boys just standing
there.She must of totally blacked out or the witch got her."
Aún no vi la película porque
no ha llegado a España, pero ya puedo decir que aquí la gente la espera con muchísimas
ganas. Como supongo sucede ahí, las personas que aquí la han visto son de dispares
opiniones, la gente joven cree que es increible y el resto, menos hechos a ver cosas
nuevas la critican hasta la saciedad.
I thought that BWP was a good
movie but it was not scary at all. What ruined it was everyone in the theatre getting
motion sickness. They could of made it scarier. I live by the woods and it
didn't make me jump.
Eu nao assisti porem me
disseram que o filme e uma merda, tudo bem vou gastar R$8,00 ( Oito Reais ) e talvez
perder meu tempo dentro de uma sala de cinema.
I saw it yesterday here in
Sweden. And I must say IT IS the moste scary movie I´ve seen! I think it´s a love/hate
movie. The idea is brilliant, everthing is genious....It´s THE BEST!!!
It is original and scary. With
a tipical format could be boring. Tell Milton his totally wrong Hay que ser abierto para
apreciar esta cinta. No es una típica producción hollywwodense que trata con efectos
especiales y mucho maquillaje. Es una situación real que desencadena el miedo que todo
traemos dentro. Felicidades a los productores.
The Blair witch movie was
absolutely terrifying! It had a really unique form of filming which made the movie seem
realistic. After seeing this movie I don't have the urge to go into the woods any time
soon! Hats of to the makers of this brilliant movie!!!!!!!!
Personally, I will never be
able to camp again! And those of you who didn't like the movie don't recognize real
talent when you see it. I had to research the movie to reassure myself that it was
fiction. That is real acting if you ask me. Get over it Hollywood filmakers!
You are just pissed because you didn't think of it first!
This is a genuinely disturbing
film, the deliberately amateurish camerawork adds credibility to a movie that proves
suspense and terror can be created far more effectively through the suggestion of an evil
prescence, rather than gore and special effects. SEE IT (but not by yourself)
Arthur Cebu City,
What I noticed was that at the
end of the movie there were no story how and when did the bodies of the three was found.
Or was it found? Or it wasn't there anymore? Who have found the tape documentaries?
The Police or Investigators? Can somebody help me on this? I can't sleep
asking this questions to myself. Arthur Cebu City, Philippines
I thought this movie was pretty
scary and believeable and that is what the filmmakers wanted to accomplish. A job well
done. Good movie.
I rate the movie 0-40 points.
Preferably 0. Their was no point, you were never told the story of the Blair
Witch, you never knew what happened to any of the characters at the end. What kind
of movie is that? It left me wondering what was going on, I have never been
disappointed about a horror movie before. Horror movies are my favourite of all
time, but I would not classify this movie as a horror, and definately not recommend it to
anyone who likes scary movies, cause it will ruin it for them, like it did to me.
THE BWP WAS OKAY BUT WE NEEDED
TO SEE MORE THEN JUST HEARING HEATHER SCREAMING AND I HAVE TO AGREE WITH SOME OF THE
PEOPLE THE MOVIE WAS NOT ALL THAT I EXPECTED.THE SIX SENCE WAS ALOT BETTER OF A MOVIE.
BWP was the worst movie I have
ever seen. Here in Holland we think Dutch movies are awful, and American movies are
fantastic. But this one was very disappointing. If you people in America wanna see seven
people who don't know eachother spend a hundred days together in a house with no TV,
telephone or contact with the rest of the world and 24 cameras you should go to
WWW.big-brother. nl. That's more interesting than BWP! Have Fun!!!!! Greetings from
The movie finally seemed to get
moving right when it ended. What were we supposed to infer from that ending? Seriously,
the scariest part of the movie was when the happy campers camped in the rain. Have you
ever camped in the rain in a crappy tent? Now THAT'S scary!
LUIS Y GISELA:
Acabamos de ver el documental y nos parecio una muestra cinematografica perfecta y sobre
todo veridica. . . NOS AMAMOS POR SIEMPRE
Big waste of my money....and
time... the worst movie I ever sat threw...really sucked
The movie was great. The only
problem i see is it happened to grab some people by there guts and there trully beliving
that there dead, If you read the book and DA Stern according to his book helped the Haxan
team edit and arrange footage you would have to say there dead . So those people are mind
set on there dead. I Believe movies should trip your mind out any way the person wishes
and the movie will allow, but if there is this pre show HYPE that involve's the releasing
of a book full of police reports, interviews, documents etc, there is a great felling of
being totally missled and it seems that either way dead or alive there's going to be hell
and true resentment,"My Wife". So which is it...The book or the movie, one or
the other it's a different answer,,book "real: Movie Lier"
very good idea. people who find
errors try to convince themselves that it' s not reality, and that means the film has
reach his goal.
Whithout knowing anything about
this movie`s reality, I found its reality- credibility extremely convinceing.
The actors performances was absolutely asthonishing. super manus,excellent acting and a
marvellous ballance in general, gives it 1 Robsahm of none possible, and the title; the
best movie I have ever experienced.
jb de new york mire
la pelicula me parece excelente . verdaderamente nesecitamos mas peliculas de ese tipo.
Ok after watching BWP I was
horrified, I felt deeply disturbed and none the less terrified. I thought the blacnkness
in the film, made it all the more scary and unknown. For the life of me though,I cannot
come up with one single idea on what happened at the end in the celler. Its been on my
mind constanlty and I just can't figure out what happened. Its left a huge impression on
me, one that I will never shake out of my head, mores the pity, I wish I could
forget.......Id give it a 9 out of 10 (as i said the ending through me, if not for that,
easily a 10)
I just saw the Blair Witch
Project today and it was great. The end was hard to understand, but it was also really
spooky. In a good way.
As a reconnaissance commander
in the Army, I have spent a lot of time navigating in the jungle and cemetaries in the wee
hours of the night. I must say that the Blair witch project is an excellent movie.
Heather's insistance on knowing where she is was very typical of a leader getting lost in
the army. The dangerous sense of self assurance. Reactions of the cast to getting lost in
the woods was very realistic as well. As a soldier in training, I have gotten
"lost" while trying to find check points in navigational exercises, and it is
indeed not a nice experience, especially when you know that there is a cemetary nearby and
the place was previously a venue for a conflict during the Japanese occupation. People do
scream at each other , exactly like that, when they are lost. And the fear was so real.
One thing I found strange in the plot though, is the fact that Heather used a map alone in
the fisrt part, then when the map was lost, she suddenly produced a compass! The map and
the compass should have been used together in the first place, then maybe they wouldn't
get lost in the first place! But then there would be no story. I was impressed by the
realism of the interviews and footage. Very good. I am most amazed at the marketing
strategy as well. Anyone could have done it, but Myric and Sanchez were brave enough to
take a step first, and they must be laughing ( or cackling?) their way to the bank now.
A tremendous film. One of the most thrilling movies ever.
First of all, you all do not
know what you are talking about. This was a high school project that some kids made
into a movie. Give the kids some credit. Its not like Steven Spielberg made
the movie!!! Second of all, this movie was great. I think that it was probobly
the most "WANTED TO BE SEEN" movie on the market this year. The only
reason that i think it was not "good" to some people is because of the fact, it
didn't live up to the prievews. I wouldn't pay to see it again but i would buy the
movie MOST deffinitly!!! over all i give it a 99.9
Very dumb boring and retarded
like watching the real world on mtv but only diff is its in the woods and the real world
seems more real than this piece of crap called a movie
Britt from canada
I think that the movie is a
joke and not worth seeing I sure wasted my money renting the movie.I was bored watching it
and I sure wouldent recommend it what so ever.. but smart young people who made all that
money maybe I should make a movie too.. wouldent be hard...thats what I think.. Britt from
This movie is great to see if
you want to have something mess with your mind, but its definantly not as scary as all the
hipe has made it sound. There are definantly a few scenes that are pretty creepy, but
nothing like the creeps I got at house on haunted hill. A good attempt by the independant
film industry, and definantly a great job on the actors parts. They were about the only
thing that could get you scared with this film, and they did a wonderful job
It STUNK!!!!!! It wasn't
scary, it was pointless, aimless, boring and a total waste of time and money.
"The Haunting" was much better. It just shows how marketing sucks everyone
in -- the producers should donate their ill-gotten gains to some worthy cause -- like
putting woods offlimits to amateur film makers.
Fábio A. Azevedo
Probably the people at the
Sundance Festival got really scared ,when they saw the movie without previous info. It's
something very new. A really well-done movie , thou it was very cheap. I love to read
movie reviews, and i saw a loooooot of thumbs up towards the BWP. I went to the theater
expecting to piss on my pants, and to be so scared i wouldn't be able to sleep at
night. I thought i was going to experience the feelings i did when i was 7 , and saw the
EXORCIST for the first time. But i was wrong. It's a good movie, but it feels better to
see it on a doubly surround stereo and on huuuuuuge screen theater. I don't think
you'll get the same effect on a vcr. anyways.... go find out. Fábio A.
Azevedo Recife - PE - Brazil
I think that the Balir Witch
was one of the movies that i would rather not see. I would Rather spend $7.00 on a TOILET
The Blair Witch Problem is just
stupid. Either the entire movie was ruined by too many previews of the 'scary'
parts, or it was just the most over-hyped movie of the year...It's lame.
I am so happy I waited until
this movie came on our campus movie channel to see it at OSU (Ohio State University), I
almost did waste my money on this poor excuse for something new in Hollywood. It was
completely stupid and really sucked!!!! I definitely agree with Milton and everyone else
who thought this movie really shouldn't haven't made so much money.
about a 93, is's a must see
film, the way it was made, made it more easier to believe and more fun to watch.
I saw this film and it makes me
wonder if the youth of America (and I am young myself) are as dumb and
malleable (look it up shithead) as they seem to be. This movie was the
stupidest, most un-scary piece of drivel I have ever seen. The problem with
this MTV generation is that they all think they are geniuses and that what
they say matters, when in actuality they are a bunch of fame-obsessed,
undesreving and shallow losers with nothing to say. Grow up. The Blair Witch
Project is a joke and it is insulting and dangerous that our country is made
up of such a bunch of easily manipulated and marketing vulnerable dopes. Are
you all on dope? I think so. You are all a bunch of sheep ready
to be taken over by some low life charlatan. God help us.
I think it was a very boring
movie. Not thought out or presented well. I personally got motion sickness
10 minutes into the movie and to me that is not a good time!
There was way to much bad
language and bad acting to go along with it. What a waste of time.