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Hunt A Killer Horror brings the “legend” home

In 1994, three college students filming a documentary disappeared in the woods outside of Burkittsville, Maryland.

In 1999, their footage was shared with the public at large, along with a host of forgotten legends surrounding the Black Hills Forest and the so-called “Blair Witch.”

None of this, of course, is real.

And, yet, despite two film sequels that failed to live up to the legacy of the original The Blair Witch Project and its groundbreaking marketing campaign, one which summoned an American folk tale out of whole cloth, the allure of the Blair Witch “legend” remains.

I should know. I was one of those people who was entranced by the initial appearance of the Blair Witch and its attendant books, TV special, and seemingly endless twisting mysteries, which seemed to have been waiting for us all to discover them. In the years since, I’ve kept an arm’s length distance from the attempted revivals until I’ve heard others’ reactions. The later movies are still unwatched. It’s a different relationship than what I have to, say Batman or Star Wars. I’ll dive right into the worst versions of those things on day one without a moment’s hesitation. …

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Noah J Nelson

Founder and publisher of No Proscenium -- the guide to everything immersive.

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