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Initial post: 10 Aug 2008 11:27:29 BDT
I, personally, think The Blair Witch Project is a 'modern classic'. It's one of the only films in recent years that has portrayed an eerie feeling to viewers. It's perfectly shot, paced and the setting is fantastic. I know it's one of those rare films that doesnt seem to get a so-so response, you really do either love it or hate it. So I'm just wondering, is there more love or more hate on the Amazon topicboards?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2008 00:10:22 BDT
K. Gibson says:
I found it very dull and was severely underwhelmed by it. It seemed as though it was trying to create a certain amount of tension with the camera work but for me it failed spectacularly. For me it was a poor film with an interesting style that was sadly incapable of saving the film but at least made it watchable.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2008 12:56:35 BDT
Foxglove says:
Sorry, I won't go as far as to say I hate it but suddenly the credits rolled and I sat wondering what all the fuss was about.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2008 07:46:04 BDT
C. Cousins says:
Foxglove says it exactly.

My exact word as I left the local Odean was 'huh?'

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2008 11:54:40 BDT
Paul Smith says:
I thought it was complete tosh...

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2008 17:56:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Sep 2008 17:57:02 BDT
Loved it Mr Cliff. I suggest you relaunch this within the horror forum for more responses.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2008 16:36:56 BDT
Paul Smith says:
Sorry to say I absolutely hated it. It was the first time me and my wife looked at each other after watching it and said what the "heck" was that all about?

For me it had been hyped up too much! It was an original way to produce a film, well acted and all that, but I just expected to see a "monster" or ghost or evil person, or at least have some kind of conclusion. It built up the tension well, but did nothing with it. I felt very disatisfied with it.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2008 13:04:16 BDT
I think to dismiss it entirely is to do it injustice.
I neither loved or hated it, i thought it was above average, considering it was independent film-makers with no cash, that put it together.
Its one of those films, that you would solidly appreciate, if you stumbled across it (and knew nothing about it) either on TV or at a film festival.
Unfortunately, it was hyped so much, everybody wanted to see it, to have an opinion.
Its safe to say, it didnt live up to the hype, but least it was original (or was it, "The Last Broadcast" was first) as opposed to all the current manky holywood remakes of Japanese horror films.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2008 22:19:48 BDT
I found it boring as hell

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2009 12:48:41 GMT
I had to study it for one of my music modules (we had to chose a piece of film to put music over the top) an found this to be one of th worst films i've ever seen (and that's from only seeing 5 minutes of it!) and we were all laughing at how bad it was.

Posted on 9 Feb 2009 13:30:37 GMT
C. Worley says:
There seems to be an inverted snobbery that this is a cheap fim. Well, it looked cheap, sounded cheap and I held it cheap. Waste of time.

Posted on 5 Jun 2009 14:36:31 BDT
Syleroth says:
I don't love or hate it. I though the first half hour was great. I totally believed in the characters and started to care for them. Then they got lost in the woods and shouted at each other for an hour.
I just did not find it at all tense or scary.

Posted on 16 Jun 2009 21:14:23 BDT
A. Clements says:
i agree it was publisised brilliantly but the film itself lacked the impact of horror that people have become used to from the genre

Posted on 22 Jun 2009 15:08:30 BDT
TJ Smith says:
I absolutely hated the hype & publicity

As for the film, I neither love it or hate it, I'm completely indifferent, but I did think it was ONE OF THE MOST BORING MOVIES EVER MADE (AND WHAT HORROR? WHAT TENSION?).

Posted on 12 Jul 2009 18:36:45 BDT
C. hammond says:
i thought it was brilliant,its the only film thats actually made me feel uneasy (the last few minutes only) and only because of the build up to it,unfortunately it also made it a film i would never watch again because second time around all but the last few minutes are boring as hell

Posted on 18 Jul 2009 19:16:13 BDT
Over hyped rubbish. In fact the made-up documentary on the DVD was more scary.

Posted on 4 Nov 2009 02:48:59 GMT

Posted on 5 Dec 2009 18:28:14 GMT
O Hooligan says:
I enjoyed it but think it really has a limited amount of viewings. I first saw it at the cinema when it came out and thought it created a really eerie atmosphere.
I've now seen it a couple more times and it still gives me a couple of shivers but don't think i'll be watching it for a very long time now.
It'll be interesting to see what the two creators come up with. Apparently they've pitched/are pitching a 'proper' sequel in Hollywood (as opposed to Book Of Shadows...).....
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