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The Blair Witch Project
"In October 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found." That footage, along with the video diary shot by one of the three, is what constitutes The Blair Witch Project. In other words, what you see in this film actually happened. Or so they would have you think. The rich mythology of the project is truly an ingenious marketing campaign. And it is a pretty scary movie. But is it real, or is it . . . filmmaking?