The Blair Witch Project

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: R

In this suspense/horror movie, three film students shooting a documentary about a murderous witch who supposedly haunts a Maryland forest get lost deep within the woods. With Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffith, Jim King, Sandra Sanchez, Ed Swanson and Patricia Decou. [1:22]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A brief reference to an orgy; we see a man's bare chest.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - We see what looks like bloody body parts wrapped in a shirt and what could be the face of a very decomposed corpse; we also see a dead mouse. We hear a story about several children being murdered and another about a group of men who were found gutted and tied together with words carved into their faces. Some shoving and yelling; a camera is knocked out of a woman's hands. We hear what sounds like screams from a person in pain. A child puts his finger in his nose, then his mouth. A brief discussion of flatulence. (Please see editor's note below)

PROFANITY 10 - About 130 F-words, many anatomical references, lots of scatological references, many mild obscenities and a profane finger gesture. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Myths, murder, evil, wilderness survival.

MESSAGE - There's some truth to the Blair Witch myth. Camping in the Maryland woods can be very dangerous.

(Note: This movie is extremely suspenseful and has many non-violent, non-gory but nevertheless very frightening scenes. The film was marketed as a true story in order to enhance its mystique, but it is wholly fictional.)

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