Talk:The Blair Witch Project

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Middle ground opinion[edit]

I actually thought that it was a decent 'lost in the wilderness' film, charting the gradual unravelling of people becoming desperate, if you took away the unnecessary 'supernatural' nonsense. Scherben (talk) 20:59, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

did anyone think this film was real?[edit]

i mean actually? i hav never seen any suggestion from anyone anywhere that it might, and the first i heard of the film it was being sold as just a film that was doing good business on less than a shoe string budget. references dont seem show any gullible rubes taken in by what amounts to an advertising campaign AMassiveGay (talk) 13:10, 13 July 2021 (UTC)

From what I remember, most people I think knew it was a story at the time, but the "found footage" style in a horror film seems to lead to a few gullible people falling for the ruse (the very-blah gross-out-shocker Cannibal HolocaustWikipedia had the same issue but worse, to the point of legal issues). The believers were enough to get a few articles like (remember them?) this Straight Dope column. PanGalacticGargleBlaster (talk) 13:34, 13 July 2021 (UTC)
Oh yes. People went all in and called anyone that didn't think it was real morons. It was a brief, highly retconned moment in time (like 72 hours), but it happened. Time capsule of those heady days- Immigrant laborer (talk) 15:59, 13 July 2021 (UTC)
I remember a credulous idiot critic stumbling out of a screening at the Cannes Film Festival repeatedly yelling “OMIGAWD!!1!” before embarking on the “And it’s all true, folks!” spiel. By contrast, a bloke sitting three rows in front of us at $CINEMA in Enfield (UK) stood up and shouted “BOLLOCKS!” as the end credits were rolling, for which he was roundly applauded. My mate Aidan – half-American and sometime resident of USAnia – reckoned the difference in reaction between USAnian and European audiences was because being lost in the woods is an altogether scarier prospect over there, due both to the sheer size of said woods and to the presence therein of non-supernatural beings that want to eat you, like bears. Mr Larrington (talk) 13:23, 30 September 2022 (UTC)