17 Facts About “The Blair Witch Project” That Will Blow Your Mind
Safe word: "taco."
Some people were convinced that Heather Donahue was actually dead and sent her mother sympathy cards.
Part of the reason why the actors believed the Blair Witch legend during filming was due to a Burkittsville local sharing her made-up account of the witch.
The directors purposefully gave the actors less and less food each day in order to promote conflict. The last two days each consisted of a Power Bar, fruit, and water.
The actors agreed to stay in character throughout filming, but if they needed a break, they collectively had to speak the safety word "taco."
The name "Blair" came from co-director Eduardo Sanchez's older sister's time at Blair High School.
The well-known scene with Heather's zoomed-in face was not planned! She didn't realize the camera was that zoomed in.
Most of the film was improvised, with the directors only keeping track using GPS and leaving little notes.
And finally, the camera that Josh uses in the film ended up selling for $10,000 on eBay after the film wrapped.
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