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|'Blair Witch' creators resurfacing.
WASHINGTON -- In October 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Md., while shooting a documentary. One year later, their footage was --
All right, you got me. It has been six summers since "The Blair Witch Project," but you can still tell that's straight from the opening title of the cheapo fright flick.
Try this one: Five pals who met at the University of Central Florida disappeared after making the most profitable movie of all time.
Six years later, they were found -- alive and well, a little older, a little wiser and with plans to end one long sophomore slump.
Ah, the slump.
Or "that vast expanse ... that black hole," as "Blair" producer Gregg Hale, 39, calls it.
Where did they go and what did they do after "Blair" gobsmacked the globe with efficient terror (a $60,000 budget) and terrifying efficiency (word of mouth that scared up $248 million in worldwide box office)?
And after co-directors Ed Sanchez and Dan Myrick stared intently from the cover of Time in August 1999 and the media heralded "Blair" as both the second coming of indie film and judgment day for Hollywood?
"Bought a bunch of 'Star Wars' collectible stuff," says Sanchez, 36. "I just bought a huge Ewok."
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