Blair Witch Project
To be honest, I don't do well with ghost films, so my Mom was surprised when I decided to watch this (her boyfriend is moving in, and he brought 200+ VHS tapes, this was one of them- He agreed to give me 70 bucks should I watch them all to see if they work. 5 movies in and only one is bad, which is pretty good.), and she kept texting me- "Do you need me to come out there?"
The movie starts out somewhat slowly, but it was using that time to build up the suspense, which few horror films seem to do. Blair Witch did so very well, and the set up worked to its favor- with the little todler trying to shut her mom up as she tells the story, to the tale of the hermit who killed the seven kids (seven kids, seven piles of stones in the woods; conincidence? I think not. Not to mention the child like laughter they heard outside their tents at one point). When the scares began to come, they came fast and hard. The movie was atmospheric, and thankfully held to the idea that 'More story, less gore' was the way to scare; this added to it greatly. The scariest part, for me, was the scene where the trio are in their tent and hear the laughing children as the tent is hit, as if by little hands (children laughing and singing, I find, is as scary as children crying if done right); I was also scared by the last scene, where Mike is in the corner and can't hear anyone else.
On a personal note, I was scared shitless by this movie. My Mom and her Boyfriend were in her room and could hear me in the living room, screaming something to the effect of "No, you dumbfuckers, don't go into the skreeonk woods at night! Stay in the skreeonk tent!" Her boyfriend wanted to scare me, but she stopped him, as I have a bad habbit of reacting violently when scared (I broke my Mom's nose when I was 13 after watching 'The Sixth Sense' when she snuck up on me and said "I see dead people"). It's probably a good thing he stayed with her, as I had the fire poker in my lap, and given that I used to play baseball, it... wouldn't have been pretty.
But, all in all, an excellent film, scary, atmosheric, and I ain't going in the woods for a while. Three stupid deceased teenage filmmakers out of three stupid deceased teenage filmmakers!
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