This found footage classic is still as terrifying 17 years on, even though you don’t see much happening on screen. That’s exactly the point – what’s in your mind and what you don’t see is much scarier.
Heather, Mike and Josh take a trip into the woods as they’re making a documentary on the legendary Blair Witch. After interviewing locals, things take a sinister turn as the woods seem to turn against them. They’re lost, everything looks the same, and strange symbolic sticks start appearing.
Part of the reason why The Blair Witch was so scary first time around was its marketing campaign. It was marketed primarily on the web, with whispers over whether this was real life footage. Viewing it years later, it’s still very effective and you feel the terror of the crew as tensions build and things go oh so weird. They don’t know if they’re losing it or if something is after them.
And you’ll never forget the ending. It is deeply disturbing.
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GORE RATING: 1/5
TOTAL HALLOWEEN VIEWING RATING: 10/10
Watch it for: Heather’s snivelling piece to camera
Watch out for: No-one puts Mike in a corner