I finally got to see The Blair Witch Project last night(well it’s actually 3 am now so it feels more immediate than last night). An interesting movie, and the reactions of the crowd matched the movie itself. The theater was packed, and they are actually sold out all weekend now. I would say about half the audience(and about half the group of people I went with) liked it and the other half didn’t care for it as much. I really liked it, and fell into it. As a result, it scared the shit out of me. It’s very psychological, and if you let it get ahold of you, you’re in for an interesting ride. I would recommend it highly, but I don’t think everyone gets into these kinds of thrillers. I got a little seasick from the documentary style footage, but I think it added the right effect to the movie. In interviews I have seen with the people who made the movie, they referred to the Seventies television show “In Search Of…” I saw this influence throughout the movie. They leave a lot up to your imagination, and that’s what gets you. It allows you to imagine the worst scenario, the one that scares you the most.
One thing that is worth noting is that the Web site takes on a different role than the typical Hollywood movie site. It adds to the mythos they built in the movie, providing more background, facts, and details than the movie could. It also contains audio of interviews that didn’t make it into the movie in their entirety. I like this, I got home and began crawling through all this additional material.(While looking over my shoulder.) It seems like they are adding stuff all the time. I would hold off on the site until you have seen the movie.
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