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I despise The Blair Witch Project. I haven't yet seen Open Water, but I REALLY want to.
 

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SuFiKitten77 said:

Oddly enough though .. I did enjoy the Blair Witch Project. Might of been how they did it where it really did seem like a documentary. Oh well .. to each there own :D
Glad to hear it. I loved the BWP and found it original and scary. Interesting that most horror fans either really like it or really hate it (mostly the latter, I think).
 

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Interesting that most horror fans either really like it or really hate it (mostly the latter, I think).
Good sign for the future
 

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That was why I liked it .. it was original and somewhat scary. Though Heather did get annoying and by the end of the movie, it was nice to have her silenced :D I didn't care for the sequels to the BWP .. don't know .. just didn't have the same appeal. But that could be just me ;)
 

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Blair Witch 2: Electric Boogaloo is an hour and a half of my life that's gone and ain't coming back. I didn't have to pay to see it, but I still felt ripped off.

Open Water is a pretty tense movie, but in the end, I wouldn't call it a move you must own or anything. It's good for a viewing or two, but I wouldn't say it's something you'd ever watch more than once or twice.
 

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God knows I hate The Blair Witch Project. This thread is getting entirely off the subject, but who cares? We be havin' fun. The second movie in the series had only one thing going for it and it was the theme song by Marilyn Manson. The first was so dumb because the kids were dumb. I mean, if you are lost in the woods and come to a river--FOLLOW THE GODDAMN THING UNTIL YOU COME OUT SOMEWHERE!!! It's a watersource for God's sake; eventually along the way you are going to find a town or at least a named spot in the road, where from that point on, it should be child's play to get to where you need to go.

Dumb kids.
 

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The Blair Witch Project is one of the 10 worst horror films I have ever seen. And it's one of those movies I'd say that hype is actually part of what makes it so bad. Not because the film was disappointing, which it was, but because it totally misrepresented the movie. It said it was SO SCARY and it promised it would scare the living daylights out of anyone who watched it. I didn't feel letdown, I got exactly what I expected. I didn't expect to be scared, but I also did expect to SEE SOMETHING. This is like being sold a ticket to a freakshow where the show consists of people in business suits talking on cellphones. It might have been that and been scarier. Oh sure it's different for a horror movie, but that's not enough. There has to be something more than what the stupid people in the theaters brought to that movie, or else it's a joke. And a really not funny one. After awhile I expected to laugh but I didn't. I just wished the people onscreen would die and die violently. Because that was the only redeeming value I was going to get out of the whole wasted hour and 20-something minutes. Again, you see nothing. The movie does a lot of worthless hinting and is extremely annoying. Mostly related to characters, but still very very annoying. And if all it ever had going for it were the actors, it never had anything going for it PERIOD. This is such overrated crap it's ridiculous.
 

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Since the Open Water discussion veered way off course into the land of Blair Witch, I've split the thread and gave the Blair Witch discussion its own thread.

Personally, I liked BWP. I find it refreshing to see a movie where you're not shown the monster. It doesn't happen enough nowadays. I'd rather let my imagination run away on me than see a bad CG'd creature on the screen ruin a potentially good movie.

I have a deep-rooted fear of the woods and a pretty good imagination that can get away from me at times, and I think that's why I liked this movie so much.

Thingit, doesn't EVERY horror movie claim to be the scariest one ever? It's a part of marketing a horror movie. They all do it to some extent (i.e. "The scariest horror film since..." "the most horrifying film in the past decade..." "so scary you'll...").

It makes much better business sense to say it's the scariest than to say "Come see the most mediocre horror film of the past decade".
 

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Excellent points all. "Most mediocre horror film..." - Ha! You're funny for a zombie. You bring up something that I should have - it's usually scarier when you don't see the monster. Any effects team or make-up artist can create a scary looking monster, but it takes a really good director to make a movie intense without ever really showing anything. It means that the horror is all in our minds - which it where it has to live to scare us (get into our heads). It's why "The Haunting" (1963) is so scary - you never see a thing! It's just implied. Is it ever! No, this movie is very, very good and very scary. I know I'm in the minority on this, but my DVD has rewatchability!
 

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No, it's scary when you don't see the monster until the end of the movie.
Like JAWS. You go through more than half of the movie, then BAM! Jaws pops up to try and grab the chum bucket right outta Brody's hand.
But to NEVER see the "monster"? That's just a cop-out.
I gotta say, I hated Blair Witch. Kids in Friday the 13th movies made better choices and were far less annoying than that trio of shlubs. :voorhees:
 

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Thingit, doesn't EVERY horror movie claim to be the scariest one ever? It's a part of marketing a horror movie. They all do it to some extent (i.e. "The scariest horror film since..." "the most horrifying film in the past decade..." "so scary you'll..."). It makes much better business sense to say it's the scariest than to say "Come see the most mediocre horror film of the past decade".
This was past that, they made this ****ing thing into an event. More like a circus. And idiots in drones bought into this stupid movie. From all the word of mouth, to the groups of people who went looking for the actual locations the film shot at, to the cults of people who thought the movie was more than just real. This movie did inspire a few very funny TV spots for the MTV 1999 Movie Awards with Chris Rock and Janeanne Garofalo screaming at each other about a candy bar. That's probably the film's greatest contribution, to entertainment. Otherwise, it's a menace.

And Zombie, so the mistakes made by other films makes this film great? Wow, this movie is terrible. One of the 10 worst horror movies perhaps ever made. This is actually more discussion than this piece of garbage deserves. I'm through with it for now, it's starting to turn my stomach.
 

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...they made this ****ing thing into an event. More like a circus. And idiots in drones bought into this stupid movie. From all the word of mouth, to the groups of people who went looking for the actual locations the film shot at, to the cults of people who thought the movie was more than just real.
Sounds like a pretty powerful little piece of work to me. As someone who would love to be an independent filmmaker, this is inspiring.

(Watched BW2 tonight, by the way - a good, but not great, film)
 

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I am indeed puzzled, Spaulding, that you can find John Carpenter's The Thing overlong and on the dull side, and then turn right around and call Book of Shadows: Blair Witch II a good movie. :confused:
 

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I also happened to find the sequel an okay film. It was actually more inventive than the original, not to say the original even TRIED to come up with anything. It was quite dark and satisfying on a single-viewing basis. If I saw it again, I'm sure I'd say it's crap.
 

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i enjoyed the b.w.p. but it was not that damns scary,different and new ,that was the fun part.

what is strange is the damn thing came out in 99 and people stil go on about it.
 

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Maybe they were looking for something different too. But honestly, it was the campaign publicity for the movie. The promises that it was so scary. The thing people should have been warned about was how awful the movie was.
 

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what is strange is the damn thing came out in 99 and people stil go on about it.
How telling. "Frankenstein" came out in '31 and people still go on about it. (mind you, "BWP" is no "Frankenstein").
 

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No, it isn't even in the same class as the Karloff classic. As far as why people go on about it since '99, is because someone brings it up as being one of the scariest movies of all-time, when the only scary thing about it is that Horror patrons actually spent money to watch and in some extreme cases, buy this overly dull piece of celluloid trash. People get riled that someone can actually give credit where credit isn't due. This damn thing isn't scary in the least. Maybe to your average 5 year-old it might be...!
 

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No, it isn't even in the same class as the Karloff classic. As far as why people go on about it since '99, is because someone brings it up as being one of the scariest movies of all-time, when the only scary thing about it is that Horror patrons actually spent money to watch and in some extreme cases, buy this overly dull piece of celluloid trash. People get riled that someone can actually give credit where credit isn't due. This damn thing isn't scary in the least. Maybe to your average 5 year-old it might be...!
What can I say? I am five years old at heart.. and mind. :D
 
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