Am I the only person who can see that the emperor is wearing no clothes? I cannot believe all the slobbering praise that is being heaped upon this feeble flick!?!Like many others, I visited the web site numerous times and watched the sci-fi channel special, "Curse of the Blair Witch." I was all psyched to be terrified, or at least disturbed, by this movie.
After seeing it, I gotta tell you, the web site and television special are far superior to anything the movie has to offer. I find it hard to believe that the directors of this movie had anything to do with creating the web site and the sci-fi channel special. None of the creativity and technical skill used in making the site and the special are in evidence in the movie itself. Most of the creepy background information on the witch and her haunting of the woods is ignored in the movie. What we are left with is three kids freaking out at the sound of twigs breaking.
After each night of supposed "terror" in the woods, I thought, "Okay,the next night is where it's gonna get scary." Guess what? It never did! I'm all for less gore and more psychological horror, but there was nothing here that scared me until the last couple of minutes, then -- BAM -- it was over.
I was really frustrated by this movie, because the premise is great, but the execution of it was lousy. The only thing that "kept me awake" about this movie was that I kept thinking of ideas that would've made it truly scary. The only thing that "disturbed" me about this flick is that so many people were so "terrified" by it.Are Americans really scared so easily? Or are they just scared to go against the tide and admit that this movie sucks?