Recently, I’ve been catching up on Eli Roth’s History of Horror over on Shudder. Yesterday, I listened to the one with Stephen King. And one part stuck out. The movie that was too scary for King to finish watching.
What was it? Let’s find out.
He says: “The first time I saw [The Blair Witch Project], I was in the hospital and I was doped up. My son brought a VHS tape of it and he said, ‘You gotta watch this.’ Halfway through it I said, ‘Turn it off it’s too freaky.’“
Check out Eli Roth’s full full interview with Stephen King on Shudder right HERE.
For those that might not know, The Blair Witch Project tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who travel to a small town to collect documentary footage about a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale’s veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.
It sports an 87% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Full of creepy campfire scares, mock-doc The Blair Witch Project keeps audiences in the dark about its titular villain, proving once more that imagination can be as scary as anything onscreen.
What did you think of The Blair Witch Project?