The 12 Scariest Horror Movies Found

A found images film that does not need to be shown, “The Blair Witch Project” by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez claims to tell the story of three student filmmakers who went missing after roaming the Black Hills near Burkittsville. , Maryland, to film a documentary on a One of the most successful independent films ever given its no-budget origins, “The Blair Witch Project” bills itself as a terrifying paragon of found-frame horror (as well as the responsible for popularizing the format).

Much of the film’s success can be attributed to the very compelling nature of its cinematic presentation: Heather (Heather Donahue), the director of the team, uses a color camcorder, while cinematographer Josh (Joshua Leonard) uses a 16mm, black and white camera, and Mike (Michael Williams) does the sound. Together, the images of this trio make up everything audiences see, from disturbing stick figures hanging in the trees to eerie sounds that echo as they desperately lose themselves in the forest.

But what makes the film so effective, even more so than its many imitators, is its insidious way of harnessing the audiences’ imaginations, leaving ambiguous the exact nature of the terrors that befell its characters so that the audience can fulfill themselves. whites. “I’m afraid to close my eyes, I’m afraid to open them!” Heather said at one point, pointing out the chilling power of this all-time horror classic.

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