King of horror novels Stephen King revealed that he was too scared to watch a movie title when it first came out.
The movie that terrified Stephen King to watch was The Blair Witch Project. Released in 1999, The Blair Witch Project is credited with reviving the “Found Footage” technique that would later be applied to similar titles like Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield. The film is considered a huge success in the horror genre, grossing almost $250 million worldwide on a budget of less than $500,000 and making it one of the most successful independent films of all time. great.
When the film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1999, it was accompanied by a lifelike “documentary” advertising campaign. The Blair Witch Project’s marketing includes fake police reports and “news” interviews with the goal of finding “missing” students, or finding those marked as lost. dead or dead. That style of marketing really scared off critics and audiences, even scaring “King of Horror” Stephen King.
Stephen King’s feelings when watching the movie
Stephen King first saw the film in the summer of 1999 in the hospital after he had an accident while walking on the side of the road. This event later had a considerable influence on his work. He explained:
“The first time I watched The Blair Witch Project, I was in the hospital and my son brought a VHS tape and said, ‘You have to watch this. When I watched it halfway, I told my son to turn it off because it was too scary.”
Stephen King is no stranger to the horror genre. He has written more than 80 novels related to horror and is a master of the genre when it comes to knowing how to make a story scary. His books have terrified generation after generation and some have even been adapted into movies and TV shows. The Blair Witch Project doesn’t seem scary by today’s standards, but it’s interesting to know that out of all the movies released in the ’90s, this was the only one that scared him.
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According to ScreenRant