The Blair Witch Project

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My overall impression of the movie is that it was a very scary movie that made my hair stand up and gave me the chills. The major theme or statement that I learned from the movie was that it's better to stay on the beaten trail. The performances by the major actors and actresses were great.
Heather Donahue did a great job in getting the group lost in the woods. She did it with the confidence that she would find her way back. Her naïve personality was a great build up for the movie. Joshua Leonard played a good cameraman in the group. He kept the relationships between characters friendly. Michael Williams expressed his feelings when things weren't going right. His outbursts made his part likeable. Some noteworthy supporting players were all the local town folks. They did a good job of telling the story of the Blair Witch.
On October 21, 1994, three college aged students (Heather Donahue, Joshua
Leonard and Michael Williams) go to the Black Hills Forest of Maryland, to make a documentary video of the local legend, the Blair Witch. They were never seen again. One year after their disappearance their video footage is found. The video footage is about the documentary of the Blair Witch. The footage contained interviews of the local town folk. They told all of what they knew of the legend of the Blair Witch. After they had finished the interviews the three go into the Black Hills Forest to do some exploring.
When the navigator and leader of the group Heather gets the group lost their relationships starts crumbling and their tempers start to flair. By the third day of being lost there seems to be no hope of finding their way back.
Starting that night they are aware of another presence in the woods with them. The forth day goes all right but again at night they are disturbed by loud noises away from their camp. By this time they are completely lost in the woods. The next day Michael out of a fit of anger throws the map into a lake when the other two aren't around. After another couple of days their fear and short tempers is driving them mad. The noises are getting closer and closer each night and soon the filmmakers start turning up missing one at a time.
The director's style was very effective.
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