I see there is some surprise new Blair Witch movie out. Interesting.
With found-footage horror being its own whole sub-genre anymore, I think people forget just how bananas the first movie was when it came out back in the 1990s. I saw the fake documentary thing on IFC and found it super-intrigued get, and then went to see the movie when it came out.
We were in a completely packed theater on a Friday night in Cleveland, normally the sort of scene where everyone would be throwing stuff and yelling at the screen. After about ten minutes, the theater was dead quiet, and no one made a peep until after the credits started rolling. It was one of those "Holy shit, what did we just see?" moments.