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YMMV: The Blair Witch Project
  • Epileptic Trees: Fans have gone on for pages and pages debating what is attacking the main characters in the movie.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The child-like giggling noises in the woods.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: At one point, Heather asks "Where's the weed?" When her actress, Heather Donahue, dropped out of acting, she got work as a legal grower of medicinal marijuana.
  • Hype Backlash: Although by most standards it is a very good movie, people expecting to be given heart attacks on the spot might be disappointed if they've heard too much about it.
  • Love It or Hate It: In spite of good reviews and having its fans, some didn't like the movie upon its release. In fact, the first film was nominated for Worst Picture by the Golden Raspberry Awards and Heather Donahue even won for Worst Actress.
  • Narm: "Yes, Erica, they're my tapes!"
    • "I swear to Christ!"
  • Paranoia Fuel: Try going to the woods after watching this movie and not feeling like something's watching you...
  • Rewatch Bonus: A lot if you check out the tie-in materials and backstory. If you know a certain aspect of the Rustin Parr story, (that he marked the graves of the people he killed with piles of stones), then you'll discover that the characters were doomed from the start.
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: 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 1998.
  • Sequelitis: Rotten Tomatoes gives the first movie a 85% Fresh rating and gives the second movie a 13% RT rating.
  • Signature Scene: The apology scene, quoted atop the work page.
  • Special Effect Failure: A special variant of this occurs in the 'extra found footage' sometimes called a deleted scene. It's supposedly part of the documentary footage, but it's much clearer than the film in the original footage, and the actors really don't look like they've been under the same physical circumstances they were in during the making of the film proper.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: There were three Blair Witch games made using the Nocturne engine, with the first one tying into that game as well. The general consensus is that the first game is good, the second lousy and the third is all right.

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