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Author: Pagan Communities
Posted: August 15th. 1999
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-- I just saw that movie and what a waist of two hours it was! It wasn't offensive to witches, it truly had nothing to do with witches. It was about some phsycho hermit in the woods who likes to kill people two at a time. This had to be the most boring and ridiculous movie I have ever seen in my life. If you want to go see it bring a cross-word puzzle with you, because I wish I had. - Ryan.



-- The only "Project" the Blair Witch had, was to rip us all off for $8 !! I mean no disrespect, but seriously folks, how much did this "student film" cost to produce $1, 000 ? { Gawd..... if you're gonna shoot in 16mm, at least blow it to 35mm unless you plan on projecting it on the pull-down screen in your social studies class} And its playing on the same screen as a $200, 000, 000 mega-budget monster like Titanic, and charging us the same ticket price ??? We should all go to the theaters and stack rocks in piles in front of the box office, but if we did, it would just promote this crockumentary all the more. - Cgodzdawg.



-- I have been reading a lot of the news on your site regarding the Blair Witch Project and there is something that is bothering me. I went to see that movie. I have seen the fake documentary regarding the movie. I have done a lot of research on the web about this movie. I have not seen anything anywhere that indicates that the Witch in this legend was an evil person out to kill children. The legend is that the townspeople thought that she was and then exiled her (killing her in the process.) In actuality, the old woman was very kind and was attempting to help these children. Why is it then that people are becoming outraged about the way that the movie portrays witches? I thought it did a good job of explaining the horrors of the old witch-hunts. I fear that what I am seeing happening is that there are some witches out there that are going on witch hunts of there own. It looks like there are people trying to find something bad where there isn't anything bad. I, for one, applaud the makers of The Blair Witch Project for creating a legend that was so close to the real thing. I applaud them for bringing to light the fact that innocent witches are being persecuted and blamed for crimes that they would never commit. I think we should have more films like this. Films that the general public will go to see that portray witches in a good light. And, despite what some people are saying, this movie does so. - Liam MacKurerdey.



-- I found Blair Witch to be completely terrifying. I am still studying and learning about the craft and the title of the movie did nothing to dissuade me on the subject. I agree whole heartedly with the person who said that we need to trust the public to be able to distinguish fantasy from reality. I also think that we should quit worrying about the bigots and focus on the people who truly want to know what witchcraft is. As for the movie, it was exactly what it said it would be. Terrifying!! I get the creepy crawlies when I even see a commercial for it now!!! - .



-- Just saw the movie- I couldn't be more pleased. Finally, something to see that is not done in the same, boring Hollywood fashion! The use of the term 'witch' does not bother me- there were no caricatures, no bull. As for the people who are sooo disappointed- go watch the Haunting- it's got all the effects, the sound, the visuals, the same old Hollywood ending. For those who want to see a true piece of originality- The Blair Witch Project! - nobody.



-- It has been a few weeks since I saw Blair Witch Project but when I see the previews for the movie I still become ill. I was also one the ones who began to cheer for the witch and boo for the three film makers. All they seemed to be able to do was to scream and run around in circles. It became very tiresome and boring very quick. I was completely disappointed. I am, though, finding it very amusing at the fact that people are letting this movie get to them. I have even heard people talk about canceling any trips they were taking to the woods BECAUSE of the movie. It is ridiculous! - harmony truth.



-- Hello there everyone! I had the opportunity to see the Blair Witch Project last week and thought it was an amazing film. I was certainly not offended in any way by the movie, and in fact, it had very little to do with the town's witch myth. It has more to do with the town's crazy pirate-like child killer who was rumored to have lived in the woods. So, all in all, I enjoyed this psychological film that explored the way we as domesticated human beings fear what we cannot see and do not understand. - Julie.



-- I am a practicing Witch and I believe everyone has the right to express and create. I found their ideas and creativity very smart especially where Hollywood is concerned, but" another terrible mean evil witch stalking the woods" I am so tired of Witches taking center stage for the simple minded amusement of others, isn't it bad enough it has taken all this time to even be remotely looked upon as a real and true religion. Next time guys" I suggest you have the mean and evil Christian radical chasing you through the woods because after all, that's the real horror, and you don't have to pay $8 dollars to see it. - Nightmoon.



-- literally, i have never been so scared in all my life. As a child I suffered through many horrifying nightmares that I was sure could never be reproduced in such a theatrical setting. I was wrong. My partner and I went into the theatre with knowledge only of the basic premise of the movie. It was only at the very end of the credits with the familiar disclaimer stating that " no portion of the film is based on true events" that I dared to believe it wasn't a snuff film. For myself I could not imagine a worse fate. Usually fear is your own worst enemy, and the mind can be a terrifying playground, but when logic precedes fear and the superficial objects of terror become real and concrete with such immense depth, this is when the heart stops. This movie was my own worst nightmare, lost, tired, scared and alone only to realise that the stories are true, and that you are to become their next victim. Truly unforgettable, for better or for worse. - Danni.



-- I am a Witch. I saw the movie last week. I've been trying for years to convince people that Witches are a harmless . Then this movie comes out and destroys everything I've been fighting so hard for. I think the film makers got a devil cult and Witchcraft confused, and yes, I am highly offended by it. That movie set us back a hundred years portraying "us" as stalking savages. - .



-- I have been in the craft for good three years. I went to see the Blair Witch Project, and i was offended. They protrayed every staroe type, of the harry old ugly evil woman how kills little kids and hurts people with magic. They should have called it the Blair Satan Project. - Onyex.



-- I admit, it's not perfect. There's a litttle too much lost-in-the-woods as opposed to horror, and the characters aren't always sympathetic. But it's still a very good movie, one that I kept thinking about for several days afterward. - NiH.



-- My name is Isis. I have been a practicing witch for over 13 years and was recently appalled by The Blair Witch Project! I know the fear and ignorance of most people regarding witches is due to movies like this which portray witches in such a bad light, that we have to keep our beliefs secret and amongst ourselves (like criminals!) It was a brilliant movie in a sense of it's minimalist yet creative approach, but should have portrayed the witch as an "evil" witch...This would have revealed to others that witches are not all bad, they just have good and bad in their group as there is good and bad amongst every sex, race, creed, religion, or organization. Clarifying this would have made it less biased and more factual. I am sure that others share my opinion as well. - Isis.



-- Frankly, I found the movie to be shallow of theme and rather disappointing. As far as the purported "frightening realism" - well - it was about as frightening as yelling boo at myself in the bathroom mirror. It would have more appropriately been billed as "the absurd ramblings of three ill-prepared morons running lost through the woods of Maryland squealing like crazed ferrets." Had this been a true story, my first guess at the killer would have been the deranged trailer park lady suffering from a multiple personality disorder with homocidal tendencies. Of course that's jumping to big conclusions. It's more likely that the main characters simply ran head-long into the basement wall during a fit of hysteria and cold-cocked themselves.

OK - all kidding aside- it was a creative filming style and is getting hot reviews. Congratulations to the directors on that account. However, in my opinion one's money could be better spent elsewhere. Blessed be - Michelle.




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