Before the media was saturated with Blair Witch, I actually thought some of the scenes were creepy.
The main reason is because I grew up right near where it was filmed, to the point where I think I even recognized one of the roads filmed in the begining of the movie.
With that type of desolate rocky wooded terrain, where those old abandoned houses exist... well, I've actually walked through woods like that, and I've actually been IN abandoned houses like that that some people claim are haunted. (A friend and I actually went in one, one night, around dusk, on purpose to see if there were any ghosts.)
I know what it feels like to be in those places and have my mind play tricks on me and feel extremely jumpy and unsettled and like something's watching me.
I mean, if you're not safe under the covers, you're not safe on the toilet or anyplace else, anywhere. Ever. ANything can getcha. Anywhere.