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Year
1999
Runtime
81 min.
Directors
Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Genres
Mystery, Horror
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
157,201
Checks
50,294
Favs
1,414
Dislikes
1,134
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.
    8 years 1 month 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.
    9 years 2 months ago
  3. TheMajor's avatar

    TheMajor

    Don't watch this if you expect eye-candy, gore, knives, blood, flying chairs, zombies, sound bangs and all the other stereotypical clichés that make most cheap horrors suck.
    9/10
    9 years 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #7 in BFI's 100 American Independent Films
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  2. This movie ranks #7 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  3. This movie ranks #10 in A.V. Club's The New Cult Canon
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  4. This movie ranks #21 in TSZDT's The 1,000 Greatest Horror Films
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  5. This movie ranks #39 in MovieSense 101
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  6. This movie ranks #105 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  8. This movie ranks #198 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  9. This movie ranks #299 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
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  10. This movie ranks #392 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
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  11. This movie ranks #478 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  12. This movie ranks #621 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
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