The Blair Witch Project

    Genre
    Horror
  • Runtime
    81 mins
  • Release Date
    1999
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

After its premiere at the midnight movie section at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT opened exclusively at the Angelika New York, and went on to break box office records, becoming one of the most successful independent films of all time.  Combining Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16mm film, the film solidified its place in film history and became a cultural phenomenon due to the camera work and the use of the found-footage technique, changing the perspective of filmmaking and inspiring independent work to blossom across the nation. 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.
DIRECTED BY:
Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
WRITTEN BY:
Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
CAST INCLUDES:
Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard

SYNOPSIS

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.

The Blair Witch Project

    Genre
    Horror
  • Runtime
    81 mins
  • Release Date
    1999
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
WRITTEN BY
Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
CAST INCLUDES
Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard
After its premiere at the midnight movie section at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT opened exclusively at the Angelika New York, and went on to break box office records, becoming one of the most successful independent films of all time.  Combining Hi-8 video with black-and-white 16mm film, the film solidified its place in film history and became a cultural phenomenon due to the camera work and the use of the found-footage technique, changing the perspective of filmmaking and inspiring independent work to blossom across the nation. 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.

A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of James’ sister who many believe is connected to the legend of the Blair Witch. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than they could have imagined.