the Blair witch project movie review - Aussieboyreviews


The Blair Witch Project is a rarely terrifying horror gem, that doesn’t rely on violence for terror. Despite the low-budget, this unsettling movie will scare and entertain you for sure.


The lost footage of three film students who vanished after they decided to hike into the Maryland woods to film a documentary on the mysterious local legend, the Blair Witch.

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Movie details

Director: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Cast: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard
Writer: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Release Date (Australia): 9 December 1999
Runtime: 81 minutes/1h 21m
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

The film contains strong horror themes and supernatural themes, in the form of implied supernatural threat and killings.

Violence (PG)

The film contains a scene in which a body part covered in blood is briefly depicted wrapped in clothing.

Coarse Language (MA15+)

The film contains frequent and aggressive use of the word “f**k”.

mpaa rating

R (for language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This “found-footage” horror film is what pure terror truly is, which doesn’t rely on cheap gore for scares and increases tension as the film plays. It’s also based on the performances of the excellent cast, who each personate realistic fear within their characters and are frequently panicking in the terrifying circumstances.

The biggest thing about The Blair Witch Project is there’s no violence at all. Unlike most horror movies today, there’s absolutely no violence, and the film still manages you leave you frightened. It’s way too scary to even view it without any company. Due to the level of terror, which is promoted by the remarkable acting, it’s hard to avoid saying that this film is one of the best horror movies of all time.

The filming techniques are also brilliant! The stylish footage-quality used within the full 80 minute duration adds to the petrifying effect, along with an original storyline produced into a quick and entertaining runtime. The Blair Witch Project is a suspenseful horror sensation for teens and up, even more unsettling watching in silent darkness, but can be too scary for anyone.

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