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Trailers from Hell: Oren Peli on ‘The Blair Witch Project’

Trailers from Hell: Oren Peli on 'The Blair Witch Project'

Artisan Entertainment

The Halloween festivities conclude over at Trailers from Hell, with “Paranormal Activity” director Oren Peli introducing 1999’s found-footage classic “The Blair Witch Project.”

The so-called “found footage” genre was spearheaded by the
spurious likes of Mondo Cane and Cannibal Holocaust, but its most successful
modern day incarnation was Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez’s groundbreaking
phonomenon (the first to be widely marketed on the internet) which purported to
be the video diary of student filmmakers who disappeared in Maryland while
investigating a local legend. TFH welcomes its latest Guru Orin Peli, who tells
us how this film influenced his current series of popular Paranormal Activity
movies. The US trailer for this is quite brief so we’re linking to the longer
international one, with Dutch subtitles.

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