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Since this week was a spooky movie AND it's October now...can we PLEASE watch The Craft!?!?!

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I am very proud of everyone who has ever watched this movie. It's real scary! I waited like 15 years before I ever saw it and was like "oh I already know all about it and how fake it is and I love horror movies blah blah blah..." and was TERRIFIED. Good work Lindy and everyone else!

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A friend and I saw it at the height of popularity, and as we were leaving the theatre, she was afraid to go to our car because it was parked next to a spindly tree. We were surrounded by people, next door to a glowing Mexican restaurant, but she waited in the theatre lobby for me to go get the car and pick her up because she was terrified to get close to that tree. So, good job movie, I guess?

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I was a teenager when this movie came out and lived like an hour away from Burkittsville, and somehow did not know that this wasn’t an actual documentary, and this movie scared the shit out of me. It was the second-to-last horror movie I ever watched (the last being Saw, and then I gave up on horror movies all together).

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Me tooooo! I remember seeing this when I was a teenager. It showed at this little artsy movie theater and it was advertised as a real documentary. I was absolutely fucking terrified! I absolutely thought it was genuine footage. Ugh. No thank you.

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All of the promotion for this movie made it seem like it was a real thing! I watched a whole featurette on the Blair Witch on Vh1 that only briefly mentioned that some kids were going to make a documentary about it. Excellent marketing, honestly.

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Thank you for this service journalism for those of us who also would rather not watch The Blair Witch Project.

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My younger brother and I saw this together in the theater (ages 15 and 12, respectively). We aren't big horror movie watchers nor did we typically prank each other as kids. We were visiting our grandparents at whose house we always shared a room. After the movie that night, I came into the bedroom and he had turned off all but the nightlight and was standing in the corner opposite the door. I will never forgive him.

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I worked at a video store when this came out on VHS (yes, I am old...) and remember ringing up a woman and her friend, and the woman says "I just feel sorry for their families!" Realized she legit thought this was an actual documentary. Also, I hate horror movies and typically avoid them like the plague. I did see this one because someone else wanted to (see also - I worked in a video store and most of my friends were movie nerds).

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fucking great one. relatable af, almost as much as hilariabaldwinhilariabaldwinhilariabaldwin

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This movie is a complete train wreck, but it is terrifying!

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“is this what passed for female character development in the ‘90s? We didn’t know how to make women interesting so we just made them horrible?”

I suspect they were trying to make her the “cool sarcastic girl” and failed. The mid to late 90s was the peak of using sarcasm as humor, and ESPECIALLY for nerdy too-cool girls. (See also my favorite teenage characters: the girls in the Craft and Daria). The problem is, sarcasm is incredibly difficult to execute in an actually appropriate/funny way, and if done incorrectly, veers into horribleness instead. (See also: everyone who had valid reasons for hating my sense of humor well into my mid-twenties).

I LOVED horror movies during this time period, and I literally cannot remember any of this movie, even from your depiction. I’m pretty sure I remember hating that Heather character as well, but I mostly remember thinking it was corny when they were in the tents and you could hear noises outside the tents.

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Pretty good, considering you wrote this article without your man's help. "Manshelp" is a registered trademark.

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I’d like Ahamefule to know that the joke about the cars playing the instruments had me on the floor. Also, toaster strudel.

I’d also like to issue a plea that you watch (endure??) the collegiate horny masterpiece, After. Selma Blair plays the mom (!) and i was struck by the various weird homages to Cruel Intentions and I .. need this.

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In the immortal words of Dave Barry re: 1999, "It's Maryland. You'd think if they just picked a direction and walked for 20 minutes they'd end up in the parking lot of a Walmart."

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My uncle took my younger sister and I to see this one night on a big family vacation where we were all staying in this cabin in the woods. I was probably in middle school at the time, and freaked the hell out. Had never been happier to leave a vacation.

For some reason saw the newest Blair Witch with my fiancée because she loves horror movies, and it was just bad. Real bad.

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i love you. that is all

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Just reading this post made me too scared!

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Omg, I hate this movie so much.

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