History Film / TheBlairWitchProject

20th Jul '17 1:47:50 PM Beast
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* MagicVersesScience: At first Holliday uses mundane weapons and some of her inventions to combat the supernatural happenings in Burkettsville. Of course later on she uses more mystical means to facing Hecaitomix and culminates in a magic ritual to banish him.

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* MagicVersesScience: MagicVersusScience: At first Holliday uses mundane weapons and some of her inventions to combat the supernatural happenings in Burkettsville. Of course later on she uses more mystical means to facing Hecaitomix and culminates in a magic ritual to banish him.
20th Jul '17 1:47:09 PM Beast
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthuhlu: All three protagonists do this when going up against Hecaitomix.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthuhlu: DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu?: All three protagonists do this when going up against Hecaitomix.



* MagicVsScience: At first Holliday uses mundane weapons and some of her inventions to combat the supernatural happenings in Burkettsville. Of course later on she uses more mystical means to facing Hecaitomix and culminates in a magic ritual to banish him.

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* MagicVsScience: MagicVersesScience: At first Holliday uses mundane weapons and some of her inventions to combat the supernatural happenings in Burkettsville. Of course later on she uses more mystical means to facing Hecaitomix and culminates in a magic ritual to banish him.
20th Jul '17 1:43:49 PM Beast
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* AgentScully: The Stranger of all people, despite his career of going up against monsters has a hard time believing in the Blair Witch. See ArbitraryScepticism below. Holliday is more of a downplayed examples as she initially believes she can solve the Rustin Parr case with her own weapons and skills.



* BadassNormal: Each protagonist is this, of course they require gaining magical artifacts and weapons to give them some help, so it may be a case of EmpoweredBadassNormal.
** Holliday is an agent for Spookhouse and one of its best human field agents next to the Stranger, some weapons of her own invention at her disposal.
** [=McNichol=] being a soldier in the Civil War, so this comes naturally to him.
** Pryce is a BadassPreacher and WitchHunter sent to investigate the town of Blair. He ends up traveling both to the sprit realm and the demonic realm in his quest.



* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Holliday is this to the Stranger. Both are field agents for Spookhouse, and while Holliday is certainly an ActionGirl herself, she mostly does study and research in her investigation, and uses a professional cover story, as opposed to the Stranger's tendencies to go about fighting monsters head-on and often lets others know his business. Another thing is how Holliday has a more laid back and friendly personality when interacting with people, while the Stranger is described as having the social skills of Attila the Hun. Also noteworthy is how her investigation lasts for days, while the Stranger's cases seemingly take about a day or night to complete.



* DidYouJustPunchOutCthuhlu: All three protagonists do this when going up against Hecaitomix.
** Holliday , with the help of the Stranger manage to lure Hecaitomix into a trap, rescue the bleeding child and preform a ritual that traps Hecaitomix within his own realm.
** [=McNichol=] not only allows Hecaitomix to briefly possess him, but manages to overcome the sprit while fighting another demon in single combat.
** Prye not only faces Hecaitomix himself within the demon realm, but also his mortal vessel on Earth in single combat.
* FantasticRacism: Hecaitomix has this towards humans. Amusingly this may even extend into actual race issues, as he especially resents the white man for turning the First Nations away from worshiping him.



* IntercontinuityCrossover: ''Blair Witch Volume One: Rustin Parr'' features the main characters from ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}''.
* MotiveDecay: [[spoiler: The entity "Hec-aitomix"]] got less and less threatening with subsequent installments, and its motivations were soon reduced to FantasticRacism... [[InvertedTrope in game order]].

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* FriendToAllChildren: Holliday is pretty friendly towards the children she interacts with and even saves them over the course of her investigation. On in particular is a child who has been trapped in Hecaitomix's realm for ''centuries''.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: ''Blair Witch Volume One: Rustin Parr'' features the main characters from ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}''.
''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}''.
* MagicVsScience: At first Holliday uses mundane weapons and some of her inventions to combat the supernatural happenings in Burkettsville. Of course later on she uses more mystical means to facing Hecaitomix and culminates in a magic ritual to banish him.
* MotiveDecay: [[spoiler: The entity "Hec-aitomix"]] got less and less threatening with subsequent installments, and its motivations were soon reduced to FantasticRacism... [[InvertedTrope in game order]].
* SatanicArchetype: Hecaitomix is the demonic source of the Blair Witch curse, seeks to conquer the world for the sake of his own power, motivated by his hatred for humans and primarily acts through influencing and corrupting those around him, and attempts a conquest of a spiritual realm, turning the spirits there into demons while, already ruling a demonic realm of his own. The local preacher in act one wasn't too far off when he says that Satan may overtake the town of Burkettsville.
20th Jul '17 12:41:30 PM Beast
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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Near the end of act one, the Stranger arrives in town to help Holliday, just as it seems that she's gonna be blamed for assaulting a preacher. He helps get the town of her back by conceiving them they're with the FBI and helps her defeat Hecaitomix.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Near the end of act one, the Stranger arrives in town to help Holliday, just as it seems that she's gonna be blamed for assaulting a preacher. He helps get the town of her back by conceiving convincing them they're with the FBI and helps her defeat Hecaitomix.]]
5th Jul '17 12:00:58 PM stuffedninja
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Now what it's ''really'' notable for is having one of the best ViralMarketing campaigns ever, and certainly [[TropeMaker one of the first]] to demonstrate the effectiveness of internet advertising: fake online documents, footage, published dossiers, interviews, and even a couple of professional-looking television documentaries blurred the line between truth and fiction like few other campaigns had done before or since. Many were convinced that the movie was based on a true story, or even consisted of actual footage. Even more were subtly convinced that the "Blair Witch" was a real legend, as opposed to something the film-makers made up themselves. The film can also be credited with being the TropeCodifier of found footage horror films, a trend that got used so frequently that [[DiscreditedTrope it got driven into the ground over time]].

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Now what it's ''really'' notable for is having one of the best ViralMarketing campaigns ever, and certainly [[TropeMaker one of the first]] to demonstrate the effectiveness of internet Internet advertising: fake online documents, footage, published dossiers, interviews, and even a couple of professional-looking television documentaries blurred the line between truth and fiction like few other campaigns had done before or since. Many were convinced that the movie was based on a true story, or even consisted of actual footage. Even more were subtly convinced that the "Blair Witch" was a real legend, as opposed to something the film-makers filmmakers made up themselves. The film became one of the most successful independent films of all time and can also be credited with being the TropeCodifier TropeCodifier[=/=]GenrePopularizer of found footage horror films, a trend that got used so frequently that [[DiscreditedTrope it got driven into the ground over time]].
12th Jun '17 3:04:25 PM Sharysa
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* CreepyDoll: The group encounters mysterious stick-dolls hanging from trees.



* DaylightHorror: If you look closely as Heather turns away from [[spoiler:the open bag fashioned out of Josh's shirt, containing his teeth, hair and blood]] while breathing hysterically, she pauses for three-odd seconds looking at a stick carefully placed behind her horizontally upon two small plants. [[FridgeHorror Not a METER away.]] Definitely not there when she walked behind the tent.

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* DaylightHorror: If you look closely as Heather turns away from [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the open bag fashioned out of Josh's shirt, containing his teeth, hair and blood]] while breathing hysterically, she pauses for three-odd seconds looking at a stick carefully placed behind her horizontally upon two small plants. [[FridgeHorror Not a METER away.]] Definitely not there when she walked behind the tent.



* DizzyCam: The TropeCodifier, since the cameras are often handled by panicing users.

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* DizzyCam: The TropeCodifier, since the cameras are often handled by panicing panicking users.
28th Apr '17 1:40:54 AM TheAimz
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* MinimalistCast: Aside from the interviews with the locals at the beginning, the only characters to be shown on-screen for the vast majority of the film are Heather, Mike and Josh.
6th Feb '17 6:12:16 PM Idek618
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** In ''Rustin Parr,'' it's a given seeing as it follows the investigation of the murders commited by Rustin Parr, whose victims where children. A plot point involves Kyle Brody, a survivor who escaped Parr and was rendered catatonic, to the grief of his mother, and [[spoiler: later turns out be possessed by the demon Hecaitomix who plans to abduct another child]].

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** In ''Rustin Parr,'' it's a given seeing as it follows the investigation of the murders commited by Rustin Parr, whose victims where were children. A plot point involves Kyle Brody, a survivor who escaped Parr and was rendered catatonic, to the grief of his mother, and [[spoiler: later turns out be possessed by the demon Hecaitomix who plans to abduct another child]].
2nd Feb '17 9:47:57 AM Mdumas43073
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23rd Jan '17 11:12:29 PM Socius
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: ''Blair Witch Volume One: Rustin Parr'' features the main characters from ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}''.
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