Movie Like It's 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Late Show feature for our Movie Like It’s 1999 flashback weekend is another genre game-changer on the level of The Matrix, but produced for literally 1/100th of the price. Think what you will about viral marketing and found footage horror: Blair Witch Project launched both into the mainstream and absolutely traumatized unsuspecting audiences in the process.
Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who’ve traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale’s veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
“The scariest movie I’ve ever seen. Not the goriest, the grossest, the weirdest, the eeriest, the sickest, the creepiest or the slimiest… just flat out the scariest.” – Washington Post
“A groundbreaker in fright that reinvents scary for the new millennium.” – Rolling Stone