History YMMV / TheBlairWitchProject

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]].
17th Aug '16 1:14:56 PM owh
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** While 'found footage' movies suffer this in general nowadays, at the time almost everybody agreed the technique was unique. What divided most audiences was the ending: it either blew you away and either left you paranoid/scared of being alone for a few hours or days, left you amused and curious, or left you furious and wanting your money back.

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** While 'found footage' movies suffer this in general nowadays, at the time almost everybody agreed the technique was unique. What divided most audiences was the ending: it either blew you away and either left you paranoid/scared of being alone for a few hours or days, left you amused and curious, or left you furious and wanting your money back.
17th Aug '16 1:14:23 PM owh
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** While 'found footage' movies suffer this in general nowadays, at the time almost everybody agreed the technique was unique. What divided most audiences was the ending: it either blew you away and either left you paranoid/scared of being alone for a few hours or days, left you amused and curious, or left you furious and wanting your money back.
27th Jun '16 2:37:59 PM PrincessGwen
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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 it's 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 it's 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.
16th Apr '16 7:06:01 AM ACW
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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}}''), ''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.
15th Apr '16 11:14:20 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: From the AlternateContinuity tie-in prequels, which have a SharedContinuity 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 SharedContinuity 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.
15th Apr '16 11:13:59 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: From the AlternateContinuity tie-in prequels, which have a SharedContinuity 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.
27th Oct '15 7:02:33 AM ErikModi
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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 it's 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.
17th Jul '15 3:17:24 PM SorPepita
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** There is some argument that audiences who love the movie and audiences who hate the movie are split split by those who live in suburban or rural areas and could relate more towards local urban legends, people disappearing, scary woods, and those who live in the city and wouldn't have any association with those things.

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** There is some argument that audiences who love the movie and audiences who hate the movie are split split by those who live in suburban or rural areas and could relate more towards local urban legends, people disappearing, scary woods, and those who live in the city and wouldn't have any association with those things.
10th Jun '15 7:38:56 AM Mullon
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** There is some argument that people who love the movie and people who hate the movie is split between people who live in suburban or rural areas who could relate more towards local urban legends, people disappearing, scary woods, and people who live in the city and wouldn't have any association with those things.

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** There is some argument that people audiences who love the movie and people audiences who hate the movie is are split between people split by those who live in suburban or rural areas who and could relate more towards local urban legends, people disappearing, scary woods, and people those who live in the city and wouldn't have any association with those things.
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