Let’s face it: “The Blair Witch Project” was not a very good film. But it was a unique and groundbreaking filmgoing experience. Months before it hit theatres in 1999, bootleg copies of the film were being shared throughout the U.S. as people bought into the hype that it was all true, and compiled from found footage.
Even if you didn’t buy into it, the real “making of” story still made it a must see – that the film was largely improvised and shot by a cast who were set out into the woods, as the “crew” would shadow and spook them, often in the dead of night. And on top of this, an immersive, interactive website that allowed the curious to learn more about the three young filmmakers who went in search of the mythical Blair Witch, never to be found again.
The Egyptian Theatre is kicking off the 9th Annual Festival of Fantasy, and Science Fiction with a 10th anniversay screening of “The Blair Witch Project” followed by a q & a with directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick, along with actress Amanda Donohue, and producers Gregg Hale, Mike Monello, and Robin Cowie. Others may appear… assuming they can find the damn map!
Question for Creepy readers: how did you first hear about the Blair Witch, and did you throw up when you saw it?
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Discount tickets through Goldstar Events: $7.50 ($5 + $2.50 service fee)
Regular price tickets through Fandango: $11 ($10 + $1 service fee)