Sunday, 21 June 2015

Blair Witch

Sometimes there’s just no way you can prepare yourself for what’s coming. However much you read and hear about it. Like The Blair Witch Project which I first saw featured on a list of the greatest film endings ever. Chilling, the article said, horrifying.

At 19, I thought that’s all I needed to dismiss the hysteria and take on the devil himself. But no, it didn’t work out that way, and after all these years I’d still argue that Blair Witch has the single most chilling ending I’ve ever seen. One thought of those final sequences makes it jump out of my mouth. Makes me regret ever agreeing to watch that film. 

And yet with horror films – regret is part of the charm.