posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 11:30 PM
I read this article in a paper just after Blair Witch was released, and it said that the movie was first only played in very select areas (ie: movie
theatres that ONLY played documentaries and indy type films). There were about 10 locations total, and it was played for a couple of weeks before it
went to all the big theatres.
Anyway, at this one documentary theatre in New York I believe, all the people were completely freaking out and going nuts at the end because they
thought it was real. People were calling authorities and were in a frenzy, trying to get to the bottom of it all. Of course they found out it was
all fiction soon enough, but I just found that to be an amusing anecdote to contribute. It was very well put together, and if you didn't already
know what to expect, it seems very real. I love horror flicks.
I like how it is different than normal movies in every aspect. Generally when I talk to people about it here now a days they hate it and just make
fun of it, saying it's played out. All the spoofs like Scary Movie and what not have ruined it for some. But I'm one of the few people that still
enjoys it here in Maryland.