I finally got to see this. It's tense sure and would have liked it if the supernatural elements were more bizzare and not just some pile of rocks or wooden dolls...
Anyway, I get really irritated when characters in such movies act so irrational. I get that tiredness, hunger and whatnot psychological effects will impair your judgement but come on. Try to come up with solutions using logic!
Using the compass set to south for a day you end up at the same place. Hmm, either the compass is broken, there's a magnetic anomaly, the supernatural element alters the compass' needle or messing with your mind to percieve you think you are going south.
Then how about following the creek for a while. Surely that will get you to some human settlement. Why is this not even a suggestion? I want characters who can logically, even scientifically analyze the situation they are in. Very little of this was in the Cube but what else?
this movie offered very little to the imagination, take off your nostalgia goggles
lovecraft also doesn't describe his monsters but you know they are so otherworldly anyway, here all we can hope for is a murderous ghost or a what, vengeful nature spirit? it's not very appealing of a supernatural entity
I am convinced people who aren't scared of TBWP are incapable of empathy. I immediately felt like I was in the movie and dealing with pic related. Like when I used to go backpacking myself.
>Why is this not even a suggestion?
Actors didn't think of it. Remember, this was a shoestring production, not some carefully considered masterpiece.
It just would've had the same answer anyway, with them ending up in the same spot on the creek despite thinking they hadn't deviated. They can't escape the forest; that's the rule.
>burn down the forest
There's actually a pretty strong theory that they were actually displaced back in time several hundred years, which would explain why they couldn't find the road (it didn't exist) among other things, look it up, its quite a cool read
is that look because
>burning down an entire forest on a whim
>you can't simply start a fire that big
remember we are trying to survive and almost sureathat conventional methods won't work, some entity is altering our perception most likely
Interesting! Never heard that theory.
Anyhoo OP, don't watch the sequel! Actually pretend it doesn't exist.
Is that because of the expectation that a search party will find you by the time you run out of food/water/die of exposure?
thats a big risk, usually takes several days for a missing persons report to get filed, let alone float to the top of a police departments paper stack where they'll actually do something about
i realize this is a particularly extreme example but she would've been dead as shit if she didn't move
No amount of logic would have saved them once they had been completely entrapped by the witch though.
Besides weren't their reactions based on what the actors actually experienced at that time?
You can stop posting now.
Its for several reasons:
1) you're easier to be found if you stay put (assuming people, and not witches, are looking for you.
2) you'll conserve energy and resources, avoid exhastion
3) you'll stay more calm and more likely to make smart decisions
4) less likely to get injured.
Again, assuming you have no reason to move. If you are dying of thirst and are positive water is nearby, go there. And then stay there.
If you are being chased by an animal, you should go away. Climb a tree unless its a bear or mountain lion.
don't forget about the food and water problems they'd be facing
Which is why the #1 surviva tactic, when going into the forest on purpose, anyway, is to tell at least one person where you are going and when you are expected back. If you miss your deadline, they call the authorities.
Don't remember if the kids in the movie told anybody.
hmm, i refuse to believe that would have a 100% kill rate in a sufficiently open space near a body of water, since the hot air rises stay close to the ground to breath idk
this is a last resort wr're talking about
BWP fucked camping in woods for me. Last time I did it, heard footsteps everywhere, drumming sounds, faint subsonics. Lay awake with a fucking knife. I think there was an illegal rave with some fucked up people around.
BWP was a genuine terror back in the day.
They should have just gone east from the beginning. Don't remember which part of Maryland they were in but either way they'd eventually hit Baltimore, the bay, or the Atlantic Ocean in not much time.
Forest fires are, on average, 1400 degrees at ground level and consume 100% of the oxygen.
I suppose you might survive if you got to an actual river (but then you won't be lost). That fucking creek would literally boil.
>BWP was a genuine terror back in the day.
not to be a nostalgiafag but you really "had to be there" when it came out. Found Footage wasn't a thing, like at all, people went in to see this movie 100% expecting and believing that what they saw was truly a found recording. and it honestly is a WELL DONE found footage film at that, has believable characters, narrative, and it never encroaches on a realm of ridiculousness. Even the most fucked up stuff that happens could theoretically be explained by just people/animals out in the woods, instead of "The Witch"
caught this on TV on Halloween when I was real young and it fuuuucked me up for a few nights
How to turn a terrifying situation into one that is terrifying AND horrifying:
burn down the forest
Yep, I saw it on TV a while after release in the UK, and I was fucking scared even then. I wasn't sure if the scares were humans pretending to be the witch, or the witch. Fuck man, tents in woods are horrible. You're just helpless and blind.
Rented it on VHS when I was 16. So well done.
I remember thinking the found footage (at the time touted as the new "Horror Mockumentary" genre) would be what brings horror back to life.
Ironic, given that found footage has single handlely killed horror.
Not directly related to BWP, but something which really surprised me was the people who watched The Borderlands and didn't get the ending.
How is that even possible? Just because nothing jumps at the screen people are unable to put 1 and 1 together.
Last time I took a hike, I got caught in a freak blizzard and discovered a graveyard that I had no clue even existed in my area.
Needless to say, I wasn't trapped there by a supernatural force, but still, I was scared enough to make mental comparisons to the Blair Witch Project.
Being lost in the woods is the worst feeling in the world, honestly.
The Borderlands was so damned good.
Had all of the things that found footage deems unimportant:
>legitimately good acting
>a well thought out, coherent story
>a constant build in tension
>reliance on jump scares to add to the mood, not dominate it
>a claustrophobic final act that stays with you
>Try to come up with solutions using logic!
But you just said:
>I get that tiredness, hunger and whatnot psychological effects will impair your judgement
You answered your own question. It's easy for the audience member from the comfort of their chair to come up with solutions with a clear head but maybe not for the characters actually in the situation.
For me it's one of the best horror movies I've seen. FF actually always has the potential to be something good, but most of the time only hacks attempt it and it becomes atrocious.
I used to go hiking alone all the time, but ever since that incident (and the fact that last year there was a mysterious animal killing pets in houses close to the woods) I've pretty much given up on it.
We lived at the edge of a forest and it had "mountain men" in it. Homeless guys who camped in the woods. Their camps were so disgusting.
Anyway, I set up camp and then went home for dinner (lel). When I got back, some hobo had messed with all my shit. I didn't sleep there that night. Day hikes are ok.
>As Above So Below
>The Poughkepsie Tapes
All great for ff horror.
A few "decent" ones are
>The Last Exorcism
Shit would freak me out hiking alone. With a few friends you have a little more confidence, but man I envy those who have the balls to go out alone.
Yeah, we get those too, except they aren't so much "mountain men" as they are "heroin junkies". They operate like a small pack of zombies and the fact that they survive the harsh winters in a semi-burned mansion deep in the forest reminds me of the Resident Evil remake.
I hate how everyone bashes the "torture porn" trend for briefly taking over the horror genre back in the 2000s. What the fuck are people talking about? We had the Saw movies, Hostel trilogy...and what? Captivity I guess, but I don't think that was mainstream. We had Martyrs but again, that didn't get a wide release. We also had movies like Splinter, Slither, Hatchet, Descent, House of the Devil, Innkeepers, Haunting in Connecticut, Drag Me To Hell, Unborn, My Bloody Valentine, Eden Lake, Strangers, Cloverfield, Boogeyman, 1408, Cry Wolf. I named you four so-called "torture porn" movies, two of which weren't exactly mainstream and a bunch of mainstream horrors that aren't torture porn.
The quality of these movies are irrelevant, the significance of these movies are the sub-genre of horror they fit into...which isn't torture porn.
So-called "torture porn" isn't what killed the horror genre. It's these shitty low budget haunted house / exorcism movies which we have Paranormal Teeny Bopper-Plebtivity to thank. Nowadays we can rave about such classics like Devil's Due, Quiet Ones, Last Exorcism 2, Devil Inside, Annabelle, Deliver Us From Evil, Oculus, Mama, The Apparition, The Possession and Paranormal Activity. Then the horrors that provide some actual variety such as I Spit On Your Grave 2, Curse of Chucky, VHS, Would You Rather, Maniac remake, Wrong Turn 6, Stage Fright, 13 Sins remake, Dead Snow 2, Wolf Creek 2 get pushed aside for direct-to-DVD releases (with a few exceptions like Texas Chainsaw 3D, Carrie remake, Purge, Evil Dead, You're Next).
Torture porn has been a thing for years, I don't know why people got their panties in a bunch over Hostel and Saw, which were fucking tame compared to some of the 70s and 80s torture films.
Quality Lovecraftian reference, bretheren
Trillions of straight to DVD torture porn movies also came out and in general it encouraged more and more movies trying to abse themsevles on gruesome imagery.
Those movies were not a phenomenon. Today too you can find some extremely sick movies (which are more obscure than Serbian) but they are for a niche audience who honestly should have their heads examined.
>I don't know why people got their panties in a bunch over Hostel and Saw, which were fucking tame compared to some of the 70s and 80s torture films.
People weren't getting mad about the violent content of the movies, they were getting pissed because they've somehow convinced themselves the horror genre was completely taken over by the torture porn sub-genre throughout 2004-2010 until their beloved Paranormal Activity ended the shitty torture porn age of horror and begun the golden age.
>when i was in my teens i used to go for walks in the deep woods near my house (i live in a pretty rural area of US woodland)
>never got scared
>took the same walk a couple weeks ago
>was raining lightly with a HEAVY fog
>basically untouched woods
>turned back after less than a mile
ahh the ignorance of youth
>Trillions of straight to DVD torture porn movies also came out and in general it encouraged more and more movies trying to abse themsevles on gruesome imagery.
Yes but I'm trying to REK the tards who always moan about how the torture porn sub-genre completely took over the horror genre throughout 2004 - 2010 when, as my post demonstrated, it hadn't at all, in fact, 2004 - 2010 was a bretty good period for horror, it had a wide variety. Nowadays though the only horror movies you'll get to see on the big screen would be garbage like Paranormal Activity 28.
great example of found footage
legitimately scary. one of the very few films to make me scared. not because of the weird shit, but the escalation from stalking to extreme sadism made it feel so real. just gradual abandon of morals to sate some weird desire. 2spooky
>would have liked it if the supernatural elements were more bizzare
That's exactly why I liked it, though. Every found footage movie with a ghost flying through the wall, or some demon, or other bullshit that clearly can't happen takes me out of the movie. Found footage is supposed to be believable, and when someone flies around possessed I think "Oh, right. This isn't real. This is a movie and those are special effects." With Blair Witch Project, nothing overtly supernatural happens, so you have a much easier time believing everything.
Although a lot of the interviews with the supposed cops or experts were bretty hokey I thought every scene with the killer was magical. Whoever played him was great, also, dem sound effects in the neck stabbing scene.
It's such a surreal transformation. It begins with that 80's style investigative documentary, and just gets darker & darker.
This and Lake Mungo have that effect on me no other horror could achieve. Oddly enough, both films tend to be rather divisive.
>Don't remember if the kids in the movie told anybody.
I'm fairly certain they did. There was talk of people wondering where they were, having to get the camera back, etc. I'm sure they had people they were living with or friends with know where they were or when they'd be back. At least one of those people (friends, family, college faculty) would call the police.
I hated how fucking irritable everyone was, even from the very start. You'd have to be a real piece of shit person to always have the attitude these people had. I think they should have paced everyone's anger a little better.
Also everyone wandering around the forest getting lost was more stressful and annoying than scary or intense.
Loved dat ending though, almost made up for the rest of the movie. One of the only scenes in a movie that legitimately spooped me in a way other than just shock value.
nigga a dude had his teeth ripped out, wrapped in a torn piece of his flannel shirt, and wrapped around a bunch of sticks
if that didn't unnerve you with its sheer simplicity yet horrific implications, you might be a lame
>burn down the forest
>"How to tell if Anon has never been outside: the post."
>We're low on food, lost, and tired as shit
>LET'S BURN THIS FUCKER DOWN!
>burn down the forest
Smokey gonna be pissed
>(of course if i could keep my composure), start a fire for example, burn down the forest
Yeah, you sound like the real composed type.
How does it feel to be one of the stupidest posters of the new year?
IT'S OVER, BANEPOSTING IS FINISHED
LONG LIVE BURN DOWN THE FOREST
50% of me wants to say "goddamn that is the stupidest thing ive ever heard" but the other 50 is saying "good lord that is absolutely beautiful"
Anything can be a thing anon
>Oh hey, Blair Witch thread!
>Nope, it's a thread about arson.
this could actually be pretty tense if done correctly, fires are horrifying and humans have an instinctual fear of them that could be abused with the right direction/cinemtography
Somebody can steal it, I'm too apathetic.
Remember those eight US guys burned under their fire shields? That's the end.
It's probably too much for people to take though. Fire, fuck, it really hurts.
I saw the movie for the first time a year ago and I think it's silly to criticise the way the characters are acting. They're behaving very realistically by all accounts. This is how people get fucked in the wilderness. Literally just use your imagination to fill in the blanks.
I would just like to personally thank this perceptive anon for being the first one in this thread to find and prospect the gold mine
Fuck you nigga. Why don't you go burn down a forest?
I was the second one. I feel like the guy who threw gasoline on the forest fire. Father forgive me for I have sinned.
>burn down the forest
PC superior to cell phone user
i've always wanted a jpeg of a million people saying "burn down the forest"
the rest of the world needs to know of this new meme
>burn down the forest
Dumbest poster of 2015 so far
here's my shit image
thank you for featuring my 2001 gif, which is carefully composed so that he's looking at the post number in one frame.
I can see how if you lived in the city all your life, Blair wouldn't be scary because nothing makes much sense. But getting lost in the woods is a very easy thing to do, it happens to experienced hikers all the time.
Burning this forest... with no survivors!
Heard the ending is shitty but the trailer looks and sounds creepy as fuck
9.5 forest fires/10
Depends. Forest fires are not common in the east. We get them in Colorado most summers. Droughts are guaranteed forest fires. 2012 and 2013 were awful. They get started by lightning, cigarette butts, arsonists, tow chains, hot mufflers.
I'm so glad this is still up
Watched resolution meanwhile as suggested here >>52175215
and guess what happens at the end
they burn down the
It should be, it's so self assured yet utterly retarded.
>he outsmarted the writers by burning himself to death
I'd ask her out, she'd soon be gone.
>yfw Antichrist is a prequel to the Blair Witch Project
>all that begging
And he could have just burned the forest.
Oh, I think you'll find him quite composed