In 1993 Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez conceived the idea to make a low budget (@$35-60,000), found footage documentary style film. They developed a 35 page screenplay with dialogue to be improvised. The film was shot in 8 days (editing down the 20 hours of footage to 82 minutes). To increase the ‘reality’ of the footage the directors didn’t tell the actors what was going to happen to them. The result? A seriously scary movie that became a worlwide hit grossing nearly $250 million worldwide. Now that was a bloody good idea.
#4. The Blair Witch Project.
Updated: Jun 16, 2020