the blair witch project

Uncovering Curiosities: Bobcat Goldthwait’s WILLOW CREEK

Movies In Focus has a strong dislike for found footage horror movies. The sub-genre is a cheap and easy way for directors with small budgets (and no talent) to make films. It’s often used as a way to cover-up gaping plot holes and a poor [...]

October 25, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Jeremy Lovering’s IN FEAR

A young couple get lost in the Irish countryside while attempting to find their ‘slice of paradise’ hotel. Their trip then descends into a nightmare as they’re stalked by persons unknown for no apparent reason. That’s the set-up for In Fear, [...]

August 19, 2020

Remembering THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT & How It Changed Cinema

Horror cinema was taken to a whole new sphere in 1999 when The Blair Witch Project came out of nowhere and singlehandedly ushered in the ‘found footage’ sub-genre. Blair Witch is a film which helped to change film marketing forever. It showed [...]

June 11, 2020

Throwback Short Film: TEDDY BEARS PICNIC

Thomas Hodge’s Teddy Bears Picnic is a creepy little short about a mother and daughter playing in the woods. Running a little over 5 minutes, this 2017 film has hints of Don’t Look Now and The Blair Witch Project, but Hodge’s film [...]

May 10, 2020

20 Years Later: 1999 Was One Of The Greatest Film Years Ever!

Sometimes the stars just align and greatness arrives all at once. Maybe it was because a lot of great filmmakers hit their stride (David Fincher, M.Night Shymalan, Spike Jonze etc) or just pre-millennium fear, but 1999 saw a lot of great movies land [...]

January 3, 2019

DVD Review: BLAIR WITCH Goes Back Into The Woods

Horror cinema was taken to a whole new sphere in 1999 when The Blair Witch Project came out of nowhere and singlehandedly ushered in the ‘found footage’ sub-genre. Many believed Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s low budget fright pic was [...]

January 29, 2017

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