Behind the Scenes on 'The Blair Witch Project'

Synopsis: A look behind-the-scenes of the making of the runaway hit, The Blair Witch Project.
Genre: Documentary
 
IMDB:
7.6
Year:
1999
60 min
138 Views

THE BLAIR WITCH PROJEC

In October of 1994,

three student filmmakers. . .

. . .disappeared in the woods near

Burkittsville, Maryland, . . .

. . .while shooting a documentary.

A year later

their footage was found.

-It's already recording. . .

-Okay.

This is my home. . .

-You look blurry. I'll zoom out.

-Okay.

Good morning.

-Got it?

-Okay, I got it.

This is my home, . . .

. . .which I am leaving for the weekend. . .

. . .to investigate the Blair Witch.

Essential reading: "How to Stay

Alive in the Woods", . . .

. . .'cause you never know what's

gonna happen.

And this is an important book. . .

. . . because it has the article about what

happened at Coffin Rock.

It looks pretty old. . .

It's totally old.

And this is my field notebook.

It's Mr. Punctuality.

How are you this morning?

Tired.

So I got the CP up.

Good.

That's what we're shooting on.

No one knows I took it,

but I got it.

Come into the house. Come on.

I can see you.

We're not gonna bump into shit,

I'm going backwards now.

We mustn't f*ck up the cameras.

So where's Mikey?

-We have to go get him.

-Okay.

At 8:
30.

Okay.

We're already behind schedule, but

it's important to have juice.

That's cool.

I guess you're Mike!

Wait. Stop.

Don't we get to meet your Mama?

See you later, Mom !

How are you, Mike?

I'm tired but I'm fine.

I'm real excited about this.

Thank you for the opportunity.

I'm very glad. Thanks for

getting the equipment together.

We've got enough

battery power to. . .

. .fuel a small country for a month.

We've got rice, fruit punch. . .

Oatmeal Raisin, baby.

The ultimate campfood.

Feel how soft.

-Marshmallows. . .

-Hey, you weasel. Out of my cart!

Do you believe in ghosts?

Ever heard of the Blair Witch?

Sounds familiar.

My sister went to Blair High School.

The woods around Halloween

are creepy.

-Can you tell me a little more?

-I don't wanna go cheesy.

I want to present

this straightforward.

The legend is unsettling.

Wanna get the. . .

. . .ceremonial first slate?

Absolutely.

The first slate for our

first shot.

Should we get our fingers open

and bleed on it?

A little blood-letting?

No, we'll save that for later.

Kiss the slate.

It's the first slate.

Marked by my lipstick.

Mikey, kiss it, good luck.

-There we go.

-Oh, he licked it. Bless him.

Don't eat it. We're gonna need it.

This is Burkittsville,

formerly Blair.

A small quiet Maryland town.

Like a small, quiet town anywhere.

Some 20 families laid roots here

over 200 years ago.

Many remain, either on this hill. . .

. . .or in the town below.

An unusually high number of

children are buried here. . .

. . . most of whom passed

in the 1 940's.

Yet no one here recalls anything

unusual about this time, . . .

. . . not to us, anyway.

Yet legend tells

A different story, . . .

. . .whose evidence is all around us.

Etched in stone.

We have shot the first scene,

the cemetery scene.

The opening is shot.

We're doing a documentary

about the Blair Witch.

-Have you heard of the Witch?

-That's an old, old story.

As I remember, . . .

. . . Mr. Parr was an old hermit, . . .

. . .and he lived up on a mountain.

He'd been there, . . .

. . . for a long, long, time.

-You heard of the Blair Witch?

-Several times.

What was the first incident?

I've heard stories about it

from people and neighbors,

I also saw a documentary on the

television. . .

. . .about her and legends

of Maryland, . . .

. . . my grandmother told us the story

to make us go to bed early.

They say if you stay up after dark

or walk around the house. . .

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