posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 10:46 PM
The people who made this movie were geniuses...cost them next to nothing, and it generated HUGE hype.
I remember when it first came out, it was the hottest topic in any conversation around my hometown. So many people though it was real at first, myself
Edit: To answer the original question. No it wasn't real, it's based on an urban legend originating in the town it was set in. If memory serves,
many people thought it was real until one of the actors appeared on a late-night talk show (Was it Jay Leno's show? can't remember) and confirmed it
was just a movie.
[edit on 2/14/2006 by ToxxiKall]