Movies

A Missed Opportunity to Make the Blair Witch Great Again

My first horror movie review for Sailor Twift!

SAILOR TWIFT CLUB

blair-witch-poster-sWith Freddy and Jason in Hell, Ghost Face waiting for the turn of the century to make rich Californians “Scream” again, Candyman banished to behind the mirror and Michael Myers without a head, the summer of 1999 would end the decade without a gory drop of blood being shed — thanks to The Blair Witch Project.

After an exceptional marketing campaign leaving the actors hidden until the movie’s release, and Entertainment Weekly calling it “One of the Creepiest films since The Exorcist,” the original Blair Witch would go on to gross more than $240 million dollars…on a $60,000 budget.  Its sequel, Book of Shadows, would receive the Hollywood treatment, a star-studded soundtrack and even Jeffrey Donovan; but wound up forgotten with a 13% on the Tomatometer.

After the success of the first film, a 90s pop culture icon that gave birth to the words “found-footage” in the mainstream…

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