18 YEARS AGO The Blair Witch Project was screened for the first time before a cinema audience.
Yep, you read that right.
This classic film has grown up and reached adulthood.
The audience in question would be attendees of the 1999 Sundance Film Festival and Artisan Entertainment would pick up distribution rights and a nationwide release would follow in July of the same year.
The result would see the a new wave of found footage Horror that is still trying to be replicated to this day, such was The Blair Witch Projects success.
Many have tried to emulate it but none have ever captured the hearts and imaginations of its audience.
Now that this film has reached a level of maturity in its 18 year history, the Surgeons of Horror team had looked back to see if it still stands true today, which you can check out our thoughts here.
But nothing could be finer than hearing what one half of the creative mind behind The Blair Witch Project, Eduardo Sanchez has to say on this much-loved film.
Thankfully the Surgeons team got that opportunity when Sanchez glacially stopped by albeit via a Skype phone call to discuss everything from the process of making the movie, its impact at the time, plus some of his other projects both old and new.
Heck, we even got to talking about life in the film world under a Trump Presidency.
It’s deep and a privilege to have spent that time with Eduardo.
Check out the podcast interview below.