Happy 10th Anniversary, “Blair Witch Project”!!!
On July 14, 1999, a little film called “The Blair Witch Project” premiered in limited release in several indie theaters around the country and the world. It would be two weeks before the movie went wide and word of mouth spread like wildfire. The film, made on a ultra-low budget, went on to make hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office worldwide and even more when it was released on VHS (in a 2-pack combined with a Blair Witch mockumentary) and DVD.
It would go on to be the most successful indie movie made by Artisan Entertainment (before Lionsgate bought the company) at the time. More than a year later, a sequel was made, and was more like a horror action film than the home movie horror that its predecessor was. It bombed at the box office, with the lack of stars from the original and the creators who made Blair Witch what it is today. Without Blair Witch, there wouldn’t be a “Cloverfield”.