All things considered, the movie makes superb compromises between “we want to grow a garden of nightmares but without killing any kids.”
Kids like scary stories. Parents like to ban scary stories that kids like to read. This is a natural cycle of Americana.
The Blair Witch Project deeply understands a universal human truth, which is: Fuck The Woods.
These stories are ancient, have their own flavors of terror, act as morality tales, mirror real life problems and… well they’re also pretty fun to listen to.