"Blair Witch Project"...is this any good?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
Okay, this is weird. Last night, for no apparent reason, I had this long, involved dream about this movie.

I never saw it. Not at the theater, or even on video/DVD later on.

I woke up this morning and it was all swirling in my head. In my dream, it was as if I'd watched the movie (dialog, scenery, etc.).

Weird, huh?

Anyway, I'll probably rent some movies this weekend.

Here's the thing: I'm a big pussy when it comes to scary movies.

Is this movie really scary, or was it just hype?

What are your thoughts/opinions on it?

Is it worth the time/money to rent and watch?

Give me some reviews so I can make a smart choice at Blockbuster.

BTW, I pretty much know the entire story (been to the website, read the whole backstory, am familiar with the "documentary within a documentary" style of it, I know it isn't real, and I know the characters all wind up getting killed at the end. Don't worry about "spoiling" anything.

I'm asking!

Some questions:

1. What are the sounds they hear outside the tent?

2. What are those twig things?

3. Does anything ever get shown? A witch or a monster? Is it gory? Or is it simply mental/emotional suspense?



  • Reply 1 of 36
    i won't spoil it for you, paul

    however, i will say that the house at the end (you'll see it) was on my way from my house to my high school.

    we kind of mounted an expedition out to it one day. pretty creepy place, and this was before I had even seen the movie.
  • Reply 2 of 36
    I loved it. It depends on the person I guess. Some hated and said it was dumb because it was fake. Well, it was a movie and it doesn't look fake so all you need is the regular movie watching mentality.

    IMO the entire movie is mental/emotional suspense which is what I prefer over obvious plots and ridiculous gore.

    There are some creepy visuals, but it's not in your face like a cheesy horror film. The woods creep me out as it is, so the thought of being in the deep woods at night in a tent with bizarre sounds does it for me.

    The ending was brilliant and can be taken many ways. I recommend renting the DVD, killing the lights and watching it.
  • Reply 3 of 36
    [quote]3. Does anything ever get shown? A witch or a monster? Is it gory? Or is it simply mental/emotional suspense?


    It's all suspense- you never see anything.

    I will mention, however, that this movie takes the cake for the most use of the F-word ever. They say it about every 3rd word at points.

  • Reply 4 of 36
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member
  • Reply 5 of 36
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    Taking a guess from reading most of your posts and the fact you know the whole story with the making of the movie and still want to see it, I say go ahead.

    A little suspension of disbelief (which I admit I'm probably good at to a fault,) and I think you'll get caught up and creeped out.

  • Reply 6 of 36
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    [quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:

    <strong>Taking a guess from reading most of your posts...</strong><hr></blockquote>

    What do you mean? :confused:

    Do I come across like a guy who wants to know about movies before he sees them, or that I don't like surprises?

  • Reply 7 of 36
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    [quote]Do I come across like a guy who wants to know about movies before he sees them, or that I don't like surprises?<hr></blockquote>

    You come across as a guy that doesn't like celebrities, and there isn't a single one in TBWP!

    I meant based on the movies you've posted an opinion on before.

    It's funny how you start to think you sort of "know" the frequent posters here. (At least I do.)


    [ 08-16-2002: Message edited by: jeffyboy ]</p>
  • Reply 8 of 36
    pscates, go rent it, take it home, and wait to watch it till the wee hours of the morning with all the lights in the house out.
  • Reply 9 of 36
    bad movie <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" /> i fell asleep during it

    the fake documentary thing on sci-fi channel was better

    [ 08-17-2002: Message edited by: burningwheel ]</p>
  • Reply 10 of 36
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Wow, seems like quite the "love it or hate it" flick, huh? I remember that being the case when it originally hit theaters. The reviews and word-of-mouth were very stark: people either thought it was the most groundbreaking, terrifying thing they'd ever seen, OR the biggest piece of crap and waste of film ever.

    Seems things haven't changed!

    I'll probably snag it tomorrow. I was going to tonight (having a mellow, lay low kinda weekend), but I turn on TV and, lo and behold, one of my FAVORITE movies is on FX: "Heat" with DeNiro, Pacino, Kilmer, etc.

    GREAT movie!

    I'll have to catch "Blair Witch" tomorrow or some other evening!

    Can someone answer me a question about "Witch"?

    Why does that guy stand in the corner at the end (a friend told me)? Is he hypnotized?


    Are they getting killed in that house and just standing there?

    You're right, Jeffyboy: I'll probably LOVE it just because no Hollywood types are in it!

  • Reply 11 of 36
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I thought it was pretty good at scaring people. I don't think anybody could say they wouldn't feel a bit creeped out walking alone in a dark forest with noises all around...
  • Reply 12 of 36
    The first B-Movie of the 21st century...with Eight Legged Freaks being second...
  • Reply 13 of 36
    [quote]Why does that guy stand in the corner at the end (a friend told me)<hr></blockquote>

    The girl is getting killed, and he's standing in the corner waiting for his turn to be killed. It's kind of like being punished...the witch made him stand in the corner <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

  • Reply 14 of 36
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    So does this witch put a mojo on him? He's just STANDING there politely in the corner, waiting his turn?


    And again: this "witch" is never seen? Are we sure it's the witch doing the killing and all, and not some of-this-earth serial killer or backwoods "Deliverence" reject?

    Are these the kinds of questions left lingering, or does the film make it clear that it is indeed a witch/ghost/monster?

    Does the witch ever say anything ("...and your pretty little dog, too!")

  • Reply 15 of 36
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    I think the unanswered questions play a big part in the movie's affectivness. The demons we imagine are always scarier than CGI.

  • Reply 16 of 36
    Typical Pscate thread title...

    I suggest you rent it to find out for yourself.
  • Reply 17 of 36
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    What do you mean? The user guidelines here say to title your threads with something REMOTELY descriptive of the thread's content/purpose.

    I ask "Is 'Blair Witch' any good?" and proceed to ask for opinions of those here because I trust and value (most) people's input here.

    I suggest you lighten up.

    I COULD say that your post was a "typical ShawnPatrickJoyce" post, but...

    <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

    [ 08-17-2002: Message edited by: pscates ]</p>
  • Reply 18 of 36
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    I cannot understand how someone can read about and discuss the ending of a movie they haven't seen but are considering watching.

    :eek: :eek:

    I liked it, some parts scared me.

    [ 08-17-2002: Message edited by: groverat ]</p>
  • Reply 19 of 36
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Well, it's just plot points and common knowledge. Doesn't mean I still can't enjoy the movie, the dialog, the action, etc.

    I just wanted to get "feelers" from people here (lots of movie fans to hear from) to see if it was liked or disliked by those here.

    I've got it right here beside and am minutes away from popping the DVD in (rented it for $1.00 at the little mom & mom video store across the street...didn't think they'd have it period, much less on DVD).

    Gonna watch it now and will post my opinion of it in a few hours. Gonna watch it while it's daytime.

  • Reply 20 of 36
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    I liked this movie and so did my wife. Some people did hate it. Couldn't take the camera work and other problems. Others "saw it coming" or whatever. It's worth a rental for sure.
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