History YMMV / TheBlairWitchProject

20th Apr '17 11:05:40 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise:
** The child-like giggling noises in the woods.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ycnnA2R6s "The Cellar."]]
3rd Apr '17 10:05:52 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Heather seems to be filming almost constantly the whole time they're in the woods, long after almost anyone would've stopped. Her motivation for obsessively documenting everything becomes less and less clear, and throughout the film she gets a lot of footage she couldn't reasonably expect to use even if they did manage to get out of the woods, such as [[spoiler: her and Josh violently berating and briefly physically attacking Mike for destroying the map]], and multiple instances of herself sobbing, during which she makes sure the camera is pointed at her. Mike even has to stop her from recording [[spoiler: Josh's breakdown]], and throughout the film a major source of conflict among the group is the fact that Heather just won't turn the camera off.
** Toward the end of the film, Josh suggests that the reason Heather is "still making her movie" is because it allows her to disassociate from the reality of the situation; the danger and hopelessness are less real if she's only watching them through a camera lens as a movie, not something she's a part of.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Heather AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
**Heather
seems to be filming almost constantly the whole time they're in the woods, long after almost anyone would've stopped. Her motivation for obsessively documenting everything becomes less and less clear, and throughout the film she gets a lot of footage she couldn't reasonably expect to use even if they did manage to get out of the woods, such as [[spoiler: her and Josh violently berating and briefly physically attacking Mike for destroying the map]], and multiple instances of herself sobbing, during which she makes sure the camera is pointed at her. Mike even has to stop her from recording [[spoiler: Josh's breakdown]], and throughout the film a major source of conflict among the group is the fact that Heather just won't turn the camera off. \n** Toward the end of the film, Josh suggests that the reason Heather is "still making her movie" is because it allows her to disassociate from the reality of the situation; the danger and hopelessness are less real if she's only watching them through a camera lens as a movie, not something she's a part of.



* HellIsThatNoise: The child-like giggling noises in the woods.

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* HellIsThatNoise: HellIsThatNoise:
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The child-like giggling noises in the woods.



*** It goes way beyond that. Some people hate the movie because they just don't believe in the supernatural at all, so consider the very premise ludicrous. Others hate it because they believe wholly in the supernatural, and complain the kids were totally ill-prepared for walking into haunted woods hunting a possible EldritchAbomination, making the kids TooDumbToLive. Others hate it just because they think it should have a motion sickness warning in the opening. People who love the movie love its tense atmosphere, innovative (at the time) storytelling device, and the pure, distilled NothingIsScarier approach. But almost invariably, people either think this is one of the best horror movies ever made, or a complete waste of time.

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*** It goes way beyond that. ** Some people hate the movie because they just don't believe in the supernatural at all, so consider the very premise ludicrous. Others hate it because they believe wholly in the supernatural, and complain the kids were totally ill-prepared for walking into haunted woods hunting a possible EldritchAbomination, making the kids TooDumbToLive. Others hate it just because they think it should have a motion sickness warning in the opening. People who love the movie love its tense atmosphere, innovative (at the time) storytelling device, and the pure, distilled NothingIsScarier approach. But almost Almost invariably, people either think this is one of the best horror movies ever made, or a complete waste of time.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: In these days of dime-a-dozen "found footage" horror movies, it can be pretty hard to remember just how innovative the gimmick was in 1999.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: In these the days of dime-a-dozen "found footage" horror movies, it can be pretty hard to remember just how innovative the gimmick was in 1999.
31st Mar '17 9:57:25 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: There were three ''Blair Witch'' games made using the ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'' engine, with the first one tying into that game as well. The general consensus is that [[ZigZaggedTrope the first game is good, the second is lousy, and the third is all right.]]



* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: There were three ''Blair Witch'' games made using the ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'' engine, with the first one tying into that game as well. The general consensus is that [[ZigZaggedTrope the first game is good, the second is lousy, and the third is all right.]]
26th Jan '17 2:00:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CompleteMonster: From the AlternateContinuity tie-in prequels, which have a SharedUniverse with ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'', [[AGodAmI Hecaitomix]] is the evil spirit behind Elly Kedward and Rustin Parr, starting the Blair Witch legend, and [[GreaterScopeVillain the true source of the curse]]. Angered that he is no longer worshipped, Hecaitomix spent centuries torturing and killing, [[WouldHurtAChild children specifically]], with the goal of [[KillAllHumans wiping out the human race]] and ruling over what's left. Hecaitomix disemboweled a child, dubbed the "bleeding child", and [[AndIMustScream kept him alive]] to feed on before trapping the child in his realm. He also conquered a spiritual realm and turns the spirits there into demons. Hecaitomix has Robin Weaver abducted and attempts to possess her, and in the ritual traps children's souls and keeps mutilated victims alive and conscious. He bargains with a man to cure his blindness and turns him into another demon to do so. After Rustin Parr's killing spree, Hecaitomix possesses Kyle Brody to use him as a new vessel, before moving on to a local pastor and plots to abduct Mary Brown to subject her to the same fate as he did the bleeding child.

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* CompleteMonster: From the AlternateContinuity tie-in prequels, which have a SharedUniverse with ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'', [[AGodAmI Hecaitomix]] is the evil spirit behind Elly Kedward and Rustin Parr, starting the Blair Witch legend, and [[GreaterScopeVillain the true source of the curse]]. Angered that he is no longer worshipped, Hecaitomix spent centuries torturing and killing, [[WouldHurtAChild children specifically]], with the goal of [[KillAllHumans wiping out the human race]] and ruling over what's left. Hecaitomix disemboweled a child, dubbed the "bleeding child", and [[AndIMustScream kept him alive]] to feed on before trapping the child in his realm. He also conquered a spiritual realm and turns the spirits there into demons. Hecaitomix has Robin Weaver abducted and attempts to possess her, and in the ritual [[YourSoulIsMine traps children's souls souls]] and keeps mutilated victims alive and conscious. He bargains with a man to cure his blindness and turns him into another demon to do so. After Rustin Parr's killing spree, Hecaitomix possesses Kyle Brody to use him as a new vessel, before moving on to a local pastor and plots to abduct Mary Brown to subject her to the same fate as he did the bleeding child.
13th Dec '16 5:44:46 PM Crossover-Enthusiast
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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: There were three ''Blair Witch'' games made using the ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'' engine, with the first one tying into that game as well. The general consensus is that [[ZigZaggedTrope the first game is good, the second lousy and the third is all right.]]

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* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: There were three ''Blair Witch'' games made using the ''VideoGame/{{Nocturne}}'' engine, with the first one tying into that game as well. The general consensus is that [[ZigZaggedTrope the first game is good, the second lousy is lousy, and the third is all right.]]
27th Nov '16 8:45:21 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Heather seems to be filming almost constantly the whole time they're in the woods, long after almost anyone would've stopped. Her motivation for obsessively documenting everything becomes less and less clear, and throughout the film she gets a lot of footage she couldn't reasonably expect to use even if they did manage to get out of the woods, such as [[spoiler: her and Josh violently berating and briefly physically attacking Mike for destroying the map]], and multiple instances of herself sobbing, during which she makes sure the camera is pointed at her. Mike even has to stop her from recording [[spoiler: Josh's breakdown]], and throughout the film a major source of conflict among the group is the fact that Heather just won't turn the camera off.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Heather seems to be filming almost constantly the whole time they're in the woods, long after almost anyone would've stopped. Her motivation for obsessively documenting everything becomes less and less clear, and throughout the film she gets a lot of footage she couldn't reasonably expect to use even if they did manage to get out of the woods, such as [[spoiler: her and Josh violently berating and briefly physically attacking Mike for destroying the map]], and multiple instances of herself sobbing, during which she makes sure the camera is pointed at her. Mike even has to stop her from recording [[spoiler: Josh's breakdown]], and throughout the film a major source of conflict among the group is the fact that Heather just won't turn the camera off.
8th Nov '16 10:52:56 AM Squirrel_cat2000
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* TearJerker: The apology scene
9th Oct '16 3:23:06 PM BeastC
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** Matpat from ''[[WebVideo/GameTheory Film Theory]]'' proposed that the movie is really a (fictional) [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YASj8IuQ_Yw snuff film of Josh and Mike luring Heather into the woods to murder her]].
5th Sep '16 8:14:26 PM RNGeenaDavis
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** Toward the end of the film, Josh suggests that the reason Heather is "still making her movie" is because it allows her to disassociate from the reality of the situation; the danger and hopelessness are less real if she's only watching them through a camera lens as a movie, not something she's a part of.
17th Aug '16 8:56:43 PM RNGeenaDavis
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Heather seems to be filming almost constantly the whole time they're in the woods, long after almost anyone would've stopped. Her motivation for obsessively documenting everything becomes less and less clear, and throughout the film she gets a lot of footage she couldn't reasonably expect to use even if they did manage to get out of the woods, such as [[spoiler: her and Josh violently berating and briefly physically attacking Mike for destroying the map]], and multiple instances of herself sobbing, during which she makes sure the camera is pointed at her. Mike even has to stop her from recording [[spoiler: Josh's breakdown]], and throughout the film a major source of conflict among the group is the fact that Heather just won't turn the camera off.



* HilariousInHindsight: At one point, Heather asks "[[TheStoner Where's the weed?]]" When her actress, [[TheDanza Heather Donahue]], dropped out of acting, she got work as a legal grower of [[GranolaGirl medicinal marijuana]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: At one point, Heather asks "[[TheStoner Where's the Do we have any weed?]]" When her actress, [[TheDanza Heather Donahue]], dropped out of acting, she got work as a legal grower of [[GranolaGirl medicinal marijuana]].
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