on who you talk to, this is either:
a) A revolutionary, scary as fuck film
b) An over-rated peice
was sucsessful due to a very
well planned internet
advertising campaign and shit-loads of hype. Of course, due to the film
being shot in the amateur-style, shaky fashion, a lot of people thought that the film
If you think about it, the film
couldn't be real, because:
Why would they take their cameras with them and leave
them on, even when they're being chased and are about to die?
wouldn't have been
released, as the parents of the students probably wouldn't have allowed them.
The scariness of the film
majorly depends on whether you thought it was real, and by the time it was released, it had got out that it wasn't.
But what also made the film
scary was that it leaves most of it to your
imagination. While a lot of moden horror films
have massive amounts of gore and violence, this film
has one scene where one of the documentary makers
opens a package to reveal a small body part. That's it. The rest of the film
relies on distant
noises and panic to keep you on the edge
of advice if you haven't seen the film
and want to or if you are still confused by the ending - research it on the internet
first, and pay attention to the part where they are speaking to local residents about the Blair
Witch. The ending is confusing if you don't, very
confusing. I won't spoil it.
Witch has become one of the biggest grossing movies
of all time, due to it's miniscule budget and massive box office