TBWP wasn't original? I thought it was inspired by a few sources.....but every project is inspired by another influence. As for the story itself (not to mention the clever marketing tie-ins...including the multimedia and folklore), I found the Blair Witch Project to be very original and refreshing in its approach and storyline.
BTW: As for people that ask for their money back because they don't like a movie............are they for real? That would be like asking for a refund for a book because you didn't enjoy it.......or returning a cd to the music store because it wasn't up to your liking....That is just ridiculous! I could never imagine the nerve of doing something of that nature. Besides, the movie theater is just providing a means to you, the patron, to see the movie YOU selected. I could write a book (or two) on how ludicrous the principle of asking for a refund on a movie is, but I am still beside myself with the "Napster Freaks" whom feel that it is their right to take whatever music they want.....free of charge.....(no wonder the term "starving artist" came about)
....and get some water for billy!"