THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999 U.S.) D/W: ANIEL MYRICK/EDUARDO SANCHEZ P: GREGG HALE/ROBIN COWIE
This hit horror movie constructed as a recovered piece of videotape shows how three people making a documentary about "The Blair Witch" were killed in the woods. The incredibly succesful publicity touted it as the genuine article, and (unfortunately) many teens at the time seemed to believe it. It starts off pretty scary, but soon loses it towards the end. Rumour has it that Myrick and Sanchez cobbled it together after seeing the similar (and more interesting) THE LAST BROADCAST at the Sundance film festival. They could also have seen CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST or GHOSTWATCH. CURSE OF THE BLAIR WITCH is a phony compilation tape of news stories concerning the "disappearance". BOOK OF SHADOWS followed.

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