I adore The Blair Witch Project, and while the film oddly has many haters, I am certainly not one of them. The classic found footage horror has stood the test of time, and still creepy me out.
It did wonders for horror at the box office, it gave the found footage genre massive boost, and was actually a incredibly well made and very unique horror film. Like it or not, any horror fan should at the very least respect it, and now we have a documentary on the way which will go into detail on how the money making classic was actually made.
Anyone with any interest in the film should already know that the cast were not exactly in on the joke, and that they were given brief scripts to follow each day, and had to improvise the rest. Directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez would then terrify their poor cast of Heather Donahue, Mike Williams and Joshua Leonard at night, leaving them rattled, frightened and at times scared out of their minds.
The documentary, titled The Woods, is directed by Russ Gomm, and the first trailer teases what could be an exceptional study of one of the greatest horror films ever made.
The trailer comes courtesy of FrightFest
In October 1997, a group of filmmakers ventured into the Maryland woods to produce a low budget independent horror movie. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT would become a global phenomenon and began the ‘found footage’ genre that remains a potent force today. Now for the first time you can see how that record-breaking groundbreaker came into being. From never-before-seen recordings of pre-production meetings, audition tapes and test footage to the actual shooting, first preview screenings and marketing at the Sundance Film Festival, all the key personnel guide you through the discussions and decisions that minted a shock sensation classic.