I wanted to believe the Blair Witch was a real thing, more than I’ve wanted anything else in the world, probably — and maybe she is, but I sure as heck can’t find any information on her and her story other than what’s being purported through the 1999 movie. In my research, though, I...
Coulrophobia sufferers, look away now. A trailer has been released for upcoming found-footage horror film Behind the Sightings, said to be inspired by last year’s creepy clown sighting epidemic. The movie follows two filmmakers as they attempt to produce a documentary exploring last year’s craze. Things turn sour when, rather than finding a bunch of kids acting up, the […]
Personally, I'm thinking this new flick BEHIND THE SIGHTINGS may have the makings of the scariest flick this year. Take the found footage genre (responsible for the scariest movies, in my opinion, like BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and PARANORMAL...Show More Summary
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT co-director Eduardo Sánchez will be dealing with the supernatural once again with his latest film, GRIFFIN'S GHOST, which he hopes to have in production this fall. Sánchez will be working from a script by the late, Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Jack Zeman, who passed away nearly ten years ago. Show More Summary
Choose your friends wisely. Eduardo Sanchez, who directed The Blair Witch Project, Exisits the excellent Lovely Molly, the underrated and incredible Altered, and a segment in our V/H/S/2, is at Cannes with a new title. In the tension-packed psychological thriller Griffin’s Ghost, penned by Jamie Nash and Jack Zeman, “Griffin Kidder is a career New […]
Blair Witch Project Book Being Released by Arrow The film that really started the found footage genre is now having a book released by Arrow, Blair Witch Project. You can pre-order the book... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Most found-footage horror films owe a sizable debt to The Blair Witch Project, but few have aped the genre’s touchstone quite as shamelessly as does Phoenix Forgotten, which chronicles the mysterious disappearance of two young men (one...Show More Summary
It was terrifying. It was hugely influential. And it changed the game completely. It’s now been 18 years since Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick’s found footage masterpiece The Blair Witch Project became a worldwide phenomenon, presenting a horror story so realistic that many (at the time) truly believed the footage was real. It may not have […]
A bigger budget could have ruined the film's most chilling scene.
This summer will mark 18 years since The Blair Witch Project took the box office by storm, becoming one of the first viral sensations at the cinema. Some audiences weren’t sure whether the movie they were watching was real or not thanks...Show More Summary
Most fans will agree that the ending of The Blair Witch Project was perfect. Heather enters the basement of a creepy house in the woods and finds her friend Mike standing against a wall, his back to her. She’s then attacked from behind by an unseen force, and her camera slams to the ground. What […]
The ending of the original Blair Witch Project is a memorable example of how much more powerful a horror movie can be when it leaves things up to the audience’s imagination, but it sounds like co-directors Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez...Show More Summary
It looks like the iconic ending of The Blair Witch Project could have gone down very differently.
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The final shot of The Blair Witch Project is haunting. It’s Michael standing in a corner, turned away so he won’t see the terrible thing about to happen to Heather, who is holding the camera. However, in a new interview, the filmmakers explained that was almost changed before release. Read more...
We’ve seen a handful of sci-fi movies take the found footage approach: Cloverfield, Europa Report, Apollo 18, the list goes on. I thought we might have reached “peak found footage” a few years ago, but a new trailer for a film called Phoenix Forgotten indicates that the trend hasn’t completely vanished. Show More Summary
"Black Flying House" is the tiny home of your nightmares. Imagine if The Blair Witch Project had a baby with, say, Hansel and Gretel and then in that new scary world which was their offspring, somebody built a house. It would be this house. READ MORE »
In 2006, young actors Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat were among thousands who responded to an unusual casting notice: an untitled horror film with a $15,000 budget. The Blair Witch Project may have popularized the found footage style back in the ’90s, but it was Paranormal Activity that brought it back to life and helped […]
I once heard, I guess you could call it, a rumor. The rumor said that NetFlix was not horror-friendly. The rumor said that even though horror flicks were a big hit, and draw for the streaming service, (sounds like another rumor to me)...Show More Summary
It’s become something of a film-festival truism that certain movies play better at high altitudes. Exhibit A would probably be “The Blair Witch Project,” which took Sundance by storm in 1999 and generated tremendous word-of-mouth buzz, but was widely considered a disappointment by those who flocked...