7th period/ Honors 10th Lit
18 February 2016
The Legend of the Witch (Outline)
Horror movies seem to bring fears of the human mind to life, some are just because of the special effects or because of the suspense, however The Blair Witch Project seemed to bring a new appeal that left a legend to forever change the appeals of horror. The Blair Witch Project, directed by Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick, is a horror movie that came out in 1999. The movie consists of three amateur filmmakers that wanted to film a documentary on the legendary Blair Witch. Throughout the movie, the documentary seems to turn sour and everything starts to fall apart, such as: strange objects being left near their tent, haunting voices of children laughing, and the ultimate loss of sanity. Although this movie may not have had a lot of money pouring into its production it is a classic that has changed the way horror movies are made.
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Topic Sentence- Horror movies are created to bring fear to the audience, some movies use such things as sharks or snakes to make it seem more real because the audience already has fears of these objects, and The Bair Witch Project uses the woods to bring the reality of the fear alive.
Body- Since the woods are already commonly known for the mysterious tales and fables that occur in the woods, the directors use this mystery to their advantage. “Horror films that tap into our hard-wired instinctive fears probe a deeper place than movies with sophisticated threats. A villain is only an actor, but a shark is more than a shark” (Roger Ebert). In using the woods the movie has a greater since of reality than just any other horror movie out. The woods brings mystery and through the mystery the producers decided to create this creature that would terrorize campers but never to be seen. Not only did the woods help create a reality to the movie, but the use of improvising assisted in the reality of the...