02nd Jul2019

Grimmfest announce ‘The Blair Witch Project’ 20th Anniversary Screening

by Phil Wheat

Grimmfest have announced they are to host a special 20th Anniversary screening event to celebrate the release of The Blair Witch Project (1999) at Stockport Plaza, Greater Manchester

Twenty years ago, when the internet was in its infancy, the world was held captive by this ‘real-life’ documentary style film which projected the ‘found-footage’ sub-genre into the horror-sphere. Whilst the film was made for only $60,000, it made $1.5m in its US opening weekend and has gone on to gross nearly $250m world-wide. Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

For this event, Grimmfest hope to create an immersive experience for our fans who will be invited to participate in recreating the spectacle of the original release and unnerving terror of experiencing this much-loved hand-held horror. Event activities will involve missing flyers, the iconic wooden charms, hand-printing and actors role playing the lead characters from the film. Grimmfest have also revealed that Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, a specialist in horror cinema from Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies and Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University will be joining fans for a post-screening discussion of the film.


7.00pm Doors open and activities begin
8.00pm Screening: The Blair Witch Project (1999) 35mm print – Certificate 15
9.30pm Q&A with Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn
10pm Event end

For more info check out the official website and you can book tickets right here: http://fatso.ma/GRCN



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