The Blair Witch Project’s ending was conceived out of the need to end on a creepy note, but without revealing the witch herself. There are a number of theories over what happens in the final scene, but the most commonly accepted is that the Blair Witch lured Heather and Mike to the house and killed them.
It is based on the purportedly true story of three student filmmakers—Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, and Joshua Leonard—who hike into the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland in 1994 to film a documentary about a local legend known as the Blair Witch .
The Blair Witch Project doesn’t follow a normal story structure and leaves its audience hanging at the end, but arguably it’s that erratic storytelling progression and the unexplained ending which reinforces the found-footage authenticity, creating a chilling psychological horror atmosphere.
THE THREE MAIN ACTORS WERE PAID $1000 A DAY. Williams, and Joshua Leonard made a lot more in the years after The Blair Witch Project was released. Williams claimed he ended up with about $300,000.
The shoot took eight days and was a 24/7 operation. It wasn’t like a normal film: the actors would work the cameras, filming each other all the time. Using GPS, we directed them to locations marked with flags or milk crates, where they ‘d leave their footage and pick up food and our directing notes.
Burkittsville is a historic village in Frederick County, Maryland , United States. The village lies in the southern Middletown Valley along the eastern base of South Mountain. Burkittsville is a residential area with an economy based in agriculture and tourism.
Development of the film began in September 2009, when creators of the franchise Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez announced their intent to produce a third Blair Witch film. In 2013, a third Blair Witch film was again in talks, with Wingard and Barrett being hired to work on a new script.
Ok well there is no gory blood and bad language but it is not that scary . It might be to little kids but kids 10 to adult should be able to watch it. Most of the time it is so dark and dull you can’t see anything scary .
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.