‘The Blair Witch Project’ review

“The Blair Witch Project” – This low-budget film from Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez has a seemingly can’t-miss premise: Three student filmmakers venture into the Maryland woods to research the legend of the Blair Witch, they disappear and their raw footage (the movie itself) is found one year later. The absence of a detailed script, camera setups, special effects and music does not make the movie bad, but it doesn’t make it good either. The characters convey their fear nicely, and there’s the built-in curiosity of how it will end. Sadly, the filmmakers were so intent on leaving things to the viewers’ imaginations that they failed to use their own. The result is disappointing as hell. C+

– John Hansen, NDSU Spectrum, September 1999