The Blair Witch Project

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

'90s horror movie isn't gory but is still terrifying.

R 1999 86 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 38 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 157 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Awesome Movie!

I have always been a fan of horror movies. Conjuring, Scream, Sinister, you name it I have seen it. I recently watched this movie, and it gave me the chills. Blair Witch is one of my new favorites and in my opinion, scared me more than the Conjuring movies. The movie is rated R because of all the swearing. The F word is said probably over 25 times, but I feel like that added to the anger the trio felt in the movie. If you are looking for a horror movie that isn't gory but will still give you a scare, then I would recomend this 100%

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 15+

Psychologically terrifying

Now, it's not a typical ghost movie with gore, but every now and again you'd get a very disturbing scene and the whole thing contains a crazy amount of swearing.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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