The Blair Witch Project ★★★★★

on the violent impositions of movie-making, the mere force of a video camera's gaze enough to draw out a hidden evil in the placidity of an essentially anonymous landscape. baffled that anyone could watch this and demand less talking, less arguing, because honestly there's nothing more purely dread-inducing here than the pointless circumambulations that people engage in when they're terrified and have no fucking clue what they're doing. the terror is built with negative space, visually and narratively, the absences and lack yawning all around, stretching vast and impenetrable. literally the scariest shit i have ever seen in my life, had to wait 'til morning to watch the ending

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