So there are a lot of movies out there that were really hated when they came out. The best example is probably Halloween 3: Season of the Witch which up through the early 2000’s was the most despised of the Halloween movies. Today it has enjoyed a resurgence and found its audience. I hear a lot of horror fans gush about it and it even received a collectors edition Blu-Ray release last year. But there’s a lot good horror movies out there that have a bad rap and I aim to give their their due.
When the Blair Witch Project came out it was a hit and there’s a lot to admire about it. The film itself is one of the fathers of our current “Found Footage” craze but that’s not what made it special. It was the marketing that made it work. But that’s an article for another day. The film studio needed to follow up the film with a sequel in order to capitalize on the first films success. I think most expected the film to just reuse the concept of the first film and have more kids go missing trying to find the truth behind the Blair Witch legend. But that’s not what happened at all.