By Patrick Cavanaugh – July 12, 2019 11:20 am EDT Share 0 Comments 0 Throughout the ’80s, horror dominated the pop culture landscape, as franchises like Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th made its terrifying villains household names. The slasher subgenre and the home video boom made it easier than ever to make formulaic films that audiences could easily consume. The ’90s brought films like Jacob’s Ladder and The Silence of the Lambs, which would be deemed “psychological thrillers,” taking horror in a more dramatic direction. Heading towards the millennium, the genre was divided between cartoonish killers and grounded mysteries, making a full-blown horror story feel like a thing of the past. Filmmaker Eduardo Sanchez and collaborator Daniel Myrick had grown tired of the genre in the ’90s, leading them to embark on a production that would change the face of horror forever. The Blair Witch Project is considered one of the most financially successful films of all time due to its production budget and its ultimate gross, though its accomplishments far exceed its profits. Debuting at a time when the lines between fact and fiction were almost indistinguishable, the film’s conceit that it was “found… Read full this story
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