It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since ‘The Blair Witch Project’ first freaked out audiences everywhere and although there has been tons of discussion and loads of insight the ground breaking film is getting its first documentary. Titled ‘The Woods Movie’ the film will be getting its world premiere at the ‘Film4 Frightfest’ on Feb. 28th and a trailer has been put together to give us all a little look.
Directed by Russ Gomm the project gets the following run down:
In October 1997, a group of filmmakers ventured into the Maryland woods to produce a low budget independent horror movie. THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT would become a global phenomenon and began the ‘found footage’ genre that remains a potent force today. Now for the first time you can see how that record-breaking groundbreaker came into being. From never-before-seen recordings of pre-production meetings, audition tapes and test footage to the actual shooting, first preview screenings and marketing at the Sundance Film Festival, all the key personnel guide you through the discussions and decisions that minted a shock sensation classic.
Now that the film is heading to the festival circuit it shouldn’t be long till it’s gracing VOD or DVD. Updates as needed.
by: Dave Dreher