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The scariest movie of all time. Why even Stephen King could not finish The Blair Witch Project

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What is known about the horror movie The Blair Witch Project. Source: IMDb

Famous horror director Jason Blum is planning to create a new version of the scariest movie The Blair Witch Project. The original film was made by representatives of the American independent cinema and had a "meager" budget.

Blumhouse studio specializes in creating horror films. Despite the low costs, The Blair Witch Project became one of the most profitable works, Variety writes.

Blumhouse is behind the groundbreaking franchises Paranormal Activity and The Purge, as well as new breakthrough hits like M3GAN and Five Nights at Freddy's. The studio's films have grossed nearly $6 billion at the global box office, and that's without any special production costs.

The scariest movie of all time. Why even Stephen King could not finish The Blair Witch Project
The scariest movie of all time. Why even Stephen King could not finish The Blair Witch Project

The plot of the original 1999 The Blair Witch Project is allegedly based on the true story of three student filmmakers who disappeared while filming a movie about a local legend. The movie grossed $248 million and spawned two movie franchises.

The scariest movie of all time. Why even Stephen King could not finish The Blair Witch Project

Stephen King has mentioned the film in his interviews many times, emphasizing its disturbing atmosphere and effective use of minimalist techniques for fear. The writer talked about how the film appeals to primal fears and plays on the audience's imagination. However, the author also shared that he felt a bit unnerved by the film's realism and the way it blurs the line between fiction and reality.

The scariest movie of all time. Why even Stephen King could not finish The Blair Witch Project

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