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Year
1999
Runtime
81 min.
Directors
Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Genres
Mystery, Horror
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
157,201
Checks
49,755
Favs
1,396
Dislikes
1,130
Favs/checks
2.8% (1:36)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. Scream1008's avatar

    Scream1008

    Wow, a 1:1 Favorite-Dislike ratio. That's crazy. This truly is a love-it-or-hate-it movie. I think it is fantastic. It's great how the mythology is explored at the beginning of the film to plant the seeds in your head as to what could be happening in these woods later on. But it's really inspiring to watch one of the greatest success stories in the history of cinema. Cost nothing to make, made a ton.

    I also have to say that this movie should be the benchmark for convincing acting in a horror movie. I was so utterly convinced that these people were going through an incredibly terrifying experience by the actors' portrayals of mental degradation and anxiety. I think acting is at its best when you can be convinced that these are real people, and this was done very well.

    But seriously, people...just because this film was made cheap doesn't mean it was lazily made. Quite the contrary. I think the people that dislike it either don't have the imagination to fill in the blanks of what's going on or just can't tolerate ambiguity.
    7 years 3 months ago
  2. GregT's avatar

    GregT

    I liked this one a lot. The backlash has been undeserved.

    A horror film for those not lacking in imagination.
    8 years 4 months ago
  3. Peeorpoo's avatar

    Peeorpoo

    A well-made film. Very creepy. Like Scream1008 said, the actors did a great job. 6 years 8 months ago
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  10. This movie ranks #617 in All-Time Worldwide Box office
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  11. This movie ranks #927 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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