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The Blair Witch Project (1999) – A Hall of Fame Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Forget what the haters tell you, The Blair Witch Project was a game changer.  One of the first low budget film’s to smash box office records, one of the first ever found footage movies, one of the highest cost vs return’s in the history of cinema… the list goes on. From it’s ground breaking “Is It? Isn’t It?” marketing to the fact that, watched in the right conditions it’s bloody scary, The Blair Witch rewrote the rule book for horror films and started a whole new sub-genre of movies.  It’s  a love or hate movie for sure but in terms of impact and influence this is probably one of THE most significant films of the last 20 years.  Yes.  Really.

Best Bit: The ending.  Still haunts me.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Paranormal Activity, The Bay, Chronicle


9 out of 10 stars



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...