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The Blair Witch Project (1999)


Written by Tim Dirks

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The Blair Witch Project (1999)

In this made-to-look-like camcorder video/documentary film by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez:

  • the scene of the close-up, teary confessional of amateur film student Heather (Heather Donahue) in the glare of a flashlight in the Maryland woods ("I just want to apologize to Mike's mom, and Josh's mom, and my mom, and I'm sorry to everyone. I was very naive. (Scared and looking away from camera) I am so, so sorry for everything that has happened. Because in spite of what Mike says now, it is my fault because it was my project, and I insisted, I insisted on everything. I insisted that we weren't lost. I insisted that we keep going. I insisted that we walk south. Everything had to be my way, and this is where we've ended up. And it's all because of me that we're here now. Hungry, cold, and hunted. I love you mom and dad. I am so sorry. (hyperventilating and crying) What was that? I'm scared to close my eyes and I'm scared to open them. (more hyperventilating and sobbing) I'm gonna die out here")
  • the view of kiddie-handprints on the wall (the Blair Witch myth told about children killed many years earlier)
  • the final ambiguous shot in which Mike (Michael Williams) was seen standing motionless facing a wall in a corner (was he drugged, semi-conscious, or propped up dead, in order to distract the next victim?)
  • the film's final ambiguous POV shot accompanied by the sounds of "thwack," "thump," and "crash" as Heather's camcorder hit the ground (after she was attacked and killed?) - the camera was broken, but continued filming -- before the end credits appeared

Heather's Teary-eyed Goodbye

Handprints on Wall

Mike Against Wall in Corner of Basement


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