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Posted 09 October 2010 - 07:42 PM

View PostMstrMsn, on 09 October 2010 - 04:56 PM, said:

Eduardo Sanchez, one of the film's writers/directors was from Montgomery County, Maryland. He is an alumnus of Montgomery College. There is also a Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD. There is not now, nor ever was a town in Maryland called "Blair".
Thanks for the correction! I have searched on Google Map the area in WV for any references with the name "Blair". Nothing have found, only a road called Blair. See the map
Has this place anything to do with the Blair Wich Legend?  :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 11:15 AM

View Postjimmylives, on 09 October 2010 - 07:42 PM, said:

Thanks for the correction! I have searched on Google Map the area in WV for any references with the name "Blair". Nothing have found, only a road called Blair. See the map
Has this place anything to do with the Blair Wich Legend?  :rolleyes:

I highly doubt it. The Blair Witch Legend is made up. I'm sure given enough time, everything that made up the legend can be found. That does, however, depend on whether or not the legend was entirely made up.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:36 AM

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:39 AM

The Blair Witch Project was developed in 1994[3] by the filmmakers. The script began with a 68 page outline, with the dialogue to be improvised.[3] Accordingly, the directors advertised in Back Stage magazine for actors with strong improvisational abilities.[4] There was a very informal improvisational audition process to narrow the pool of 2,000 actors.[5][6] In developing the mythology behind the movie, the filmmakers used many inspirations. Several character names are near-anagrams; Elly Kedward (The Blair Witch) is Edward Kelley, a 16th century mystic. Rustin Parr, the fictional 1940s child-murderer, began as an anagram for Rasputin.[7] In talks with investors, they presented an eight-minute documentary along with newspapers and news footage.[8] This documentary, originally called The Blair Witch Project: The Story of Black Hills Disappearances was produced by Haxan Films.  
Source: http://en.wikipedia....r_Witch_Project  Look under the section that says PRODUCTION

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:32 PM

I find it absolutely hilarious that people are still questioning whether or not there's any truth to the Blair Witch nearly a decade after the fact. Of course, it's all fictitious, but regardless of that, I think that it shows how much talent and effort was behind The Blair Witch Project, and is also part of why it will always be one of my favorite films.

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:33 PM

The Blair Witch 'History' was cleverly made but it is a complete myth


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:11 PM

There was a book that came out that I picked up at a local book shop which has a lot of info.  I don't have it with me now but I'll try to skim through it once I get home but from what I understand, it is entirely fiction yet told as though it was real.  Speaking of which, did they ever settle which came out first?   The Blair Witch Project or The Last Broadcast?  I know there was some speculation and disputes on those 2 films.


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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:54 PM

View PostWookietim, on 07 April 2009 - 05:16 PM, said:


The OP is aware that the movie and videogames associated with it were launched with an ad campaign that included a whole slew of fake websites that fleshed out the backstory, isn't he?

There's got to be laws made about this. But fat chance, as the information age created by the Internet is now a marketing tool.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:14 PM

IM KINDA A FAN OF THE BLAIR WITCH EVEN THO ITS FAKE...I HAVE IT ON DVD AND EVERYTHING I WAS READING MATCHED UP TO A DOCUMENTED EXTRA ON THE DVD THATS "SUPPOSIDLY TRUE" CALLED "The Curse Of The Blair Witch" ITS A BACK STORY ON THE BLAIR WITCH BUT ITS FAKE =/ THERE IS NO BURRKITS VILLE OR WHATEVER, SO THE MOVIE & DOCUMENTRY IS 100% FAKE BUT THE INSPIRATION FOR THE MOVIE WAS THE BELL WITCH AND SO I GUESS THEY BASED THE MOVIE ON FROM THERE.

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 08:36 PM

View Postjimmylives, on 09 October 2010 - 07:42 PM, said:

Thanks for the correction! I have searched on Google Map the area in WV for any references with the name "Blair". Nothing have found, only a road called Blair. See the map
Has this place anything to do with the Blair Wich Legend?  :rolleyes:

There's no "Blair Witch." And the story (the movie) takes place in southern Maryland.

Edited by Princess Serenity, 24 November 2011 - 08:36 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2011 - 05:30 AM

This is all made up, They did the same thing when they said that the Texas chainsaw massacre movie was based on a true story, their base was ED Gein but Ed had nothing in common with the chainsaw massacre except the human skin mask, but he only made these mask, never wore them, he had more in common with Buffalo Bill from silence of the lamb.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 08:16 AM

View PostDamian Bâthory, on 25 November 2011 - 05:30 AM, said:

This is all made up, They did the same thing when they said that the Texas chainsaw massacre movie was based on a true story, their base was ED Gein but Ed had nothing in common with the chainsaw massacre except the human skin mask, but he only made these mask, never wore them, he had more in common with Buffalo Bill from silence of the lamb.

Actually Ed Gein did wear human skin, including a woman's breasts.  He made lamps out of bones and a spinal cord, and such contraptions are seen in TCM.  Gein inspired Leatherface, Buffalo Bill and Norman Bates.

Buffalo Bill was also based on Ted Bundy.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:27 PM

Have just read this post and although all fake it did make for a very interesting read :)

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 07:51 PM

The Blair Witch Project was influenced by/based on (the most loosely, mind) the legend of the Bell Witch. Really, there aren't any similarities between the two stories save for a ghost.

The Bell Witch is the supposedly real story of the Bell family in the 1800s. The spirit, called "Kate," was a poltergeist that terrorized the family, particularly the youngest daughter Betsy. The movie An American haunting is legitimately based on the story of the Bell Witch - how accurate the activity in the movie is compared to the actual reports, I don't know, but An American Haunting is an actual portrayal of the legend of the Bell Witch, whereas The Blair Witch Project has a similar sounding name to the legend and that's where the similarities end. No missing search parties, no disembowling, no floating lady with no feet, no nothing.

That being said, I love The Blair Witch Project. It's just in no way true is all :yes:

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This is all made up, They did the same thing when they said that the Texas chainsaw massacre movie was based on a true story, their base was ED Gein but Ed had nothing in common with the chainsaw massacre except the human skin mask, but he only made these mask, never wore them, he had more in common with Buffalo Bill from silence of the lamb.

Also, this. Ed Gein inspired Buffalo Bill (The Silence of the Lambs), Norman Bates (Psycho), and Leatherface (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), but in three very different ways. Buffalo Bill represents Gein's gender identity - he wanted to be a woman, and he actually did make a "woman suite" from the skins of recently deceased women. Norman Bates represents Gein's issues pertaining to his mother - she was a very domineering woman, and he became overly dependent on her. Bates' infamous quote "a boy's best friend is his mother" is actually a very accurate description of Gein's relationship with his mother. It was after she died that he began graverobbing and eventually murdering. Leatherface represents what Gein did with the bodies he acquired - masks made from faces (which, you're right, Damian Bathory, he never wore, but instead he used them as wall decorations) lampshades made of skin, furniture made of bones, bowls made of the tops of skulls, etc.

Edited by Madam9, 22 October 2012 - 08:07 PM.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 10:38 PM

View PostMirrorImage, on 07 April 2009 - 02:55 PM, said:


QUOTE (JamieSymptom @ Apr 7 2009, 08:28 AM)
I think you just described these video games:

http://en.wikipedia...._1:_Rustin_Parr

The whole Blair Witch Project franchise is notable for its use of elaborate viral marketing to add plausibility to it's back story - fake websites, fake documentaries etc

Sadly thats becoming more and more popular with movies these days. "Based on a true story!" usually means based on a made up story that we will make seem real by spreading a ton of b.s on the news and internet and creating fake documents to back it up. Its a real shame because all it does is hurt any kind of investigation in to incidents that might have a grain of truth to them.

Yeah whatever happened to the good old days of Jason Voorhees, and such. Now we have all these found footage b.s.

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