Stephen King is popularly known as the master of horror. His unlimited horror novels have been adapted into some best horror movies. He revealed that the 1999’s Blair Witch Project has scared the shit out of him due to a video footage.
After the release of The Blair Witch Project, the movie had a huge influence over Stephen King, to which he explained the reason behind.
Here’s what the master of horrors has to say about The Blair Witch Project, “One thing about Blair Witch: the damn thing looks real. Another thing about Blair Witch: the damn thing feels real. And because it does, it’s like the worst nightmare you ever had, the one you woke from gasping and crying with relief because you thought you were buried alive and it turned out the cat jumped up on your bed and went to sleep on your chest.”
The Blair Witch Project took a gradual approach while creating horror, introducing a freaking factor and a horror intensity at every scene. It takes a lot to imagination to make the audience think what’s behind every corner.
Here’s what Stephen King added, “Blair Witch, it seems to me, is about madness – because what is that, really, except getting lost in the woods that exist even inside the sanest heads? The footage becomes increasingly jerky, the cuts weirder, the conversations increasingly disconnected from reality.
As the movie nears the end of its short course (at just eighty minutes and change, it’s like a jury-rigged surface-to-surface missile loaded with dynamite), the video actually disappears for long stretches, just as rationality disappears from the mind of a man or a woman losing his/her grip on the real world.”
The Blair Witch Project is not just like any other horror movie, and it even leaves the audience over a cliffhanger. But this unexplained story ending makes the found footage authentic. We wonder what other horror films scares the shit out of the master of horrors.