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The Blair Witch

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posted on Jun, 25 2004 @ 04:02 PM
Yeh, yeh, yeh, we've all seen the movie, but is the legend true? And did the legend even exist before the movie went into production?

I'd like more info on the sitings, stories, and true whereabouts of the witch herself, thanks!! ^_^

posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 09:10 AM
There is absolutley no truth or even basis on real legend to the movies. The movies makers have even admited they made it all up. Your a few years too late

posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 09:35 AM
Oh, I could've sworn the legend was real...

Anywho, thanks for letting me know!

posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 11:20 PM
I'm from the area the movie was set in (and partially filmed in).

Not one drop of it was true EXCEPT the legend of the witch. But it was just a general "old witch in the woods" legend with none of the details from the movie. And I think most rural small towns have similar legends spread by old people and kids.

Unfortunatly, everyone from there (I moved away about 6 years ago) HATES that movie because for a good 6 months a bunch of Goths and Cults swarmed all over the town. Eventually the town created traffic zones and loitering areas and started fining everyone til they left. It was a mess.

Ironicly I moved to baltimore and a friend took me to where all the wood's scenes were filmed including that old house. Nobody really goes there though.

The first part of the movie was in Berketsville (Spelling? I lived in Boonsboro next door) and the woods scene in Catonsville near Baltimore.

The makers of the movie were so lowkey about the filming that no one even noticed them doing it. To every it was just another bunch of kids making some lame amatuer was.

Now there is a legend of Blair Witch now...the legend of a bunch of jackass kids ruining a small town for a good long while. I think if any of the people from the movie went back there...they would meet a mysterious end.

posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 11:31 PM
I thought the concept of the movie was brilliant. I hope they got an A in their film making class.

posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 11:36 PM
Indy...there was no film-making class. Repeat after me...the whole thing was a made-up movie.

okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

p.s. I LOVED this movie!

posted on Jun, 26 2004 @ 11:44 PM
Ah. I thought the movie was made my film students ABOUT 3 film students that supposedly vanished. And here I thought they had a clever project. LOL. I was just reading up on it and the estimated budget for that film was $25k lol

posted on Jun, 29 2004 @ 02:54 PM
"Hey, we're lost..."
"No! YOU'RE LOST!!!"
"Shutup you guys, I heard something."
"You shutup, LOSTY!!!"
"Okay you guys, let's run in a random direction in the woods."
"I agree"

that's my sum up of the movie and the plot. the way the makers said it was a real legend and really happened makes me think of the Texas Chainsaw massacre movie remake. Based on a true story my @ss! Blair witch my @ss! Although i did like the 2nd movie
anyway, since this is not a film review website, i shall cut my rambling short!

posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 12:17 AM
We can thank Ed Gaines for the both Texas Chainsaw movies AND flavoring Manhunter as well as Silence of the Lambs. The was real, while the others where not.

posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 02:03 AM

Originally posted by DaturaTB
We can thank Ed Gaines for the both Texas Chainsaw movies AND flavoring Manhunter as well as Silence of the Lambs. The was real, while the others where not.

Close but no cigar. Ed Gein was the inspiration for films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho and Silence of The Lambs "Buffalo Bill" character. None of the movies were true stories though.

As for the Blair Witch was actually filmed at Seneca State Park in Rockville, Adamstown, Granite, Patapsco State Park, Brunswick & Wheaton, Maryland. Not Cantonsville. And though it wasn't inspired by a real Blair Witch, many believe it was slightly inspired by Tennessee's Bell Witch. There is no truth in the story though. It's just a movie.

posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 04:36 AM
Yes, Im always amazed at how many people believe that Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a true story without bothering to check the facts at all. I really didnt find it all that believable.

Gein was a sick person, but he was arrested and died of cancer(?) in state custody.

posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 08:33 AM
There is no truth, it was all made up so that people would go to see the film. Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a true story, the house is the same house that was used for the killing, but a chainsaw wasn't used. The victims were shot and one was found hacked to bits.

posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 03:38 PM
Ed Gein, who the story was loosely based upon, lived in Wisconsin. The biggest similarity between TCM and the real thing was the house, where various components of human bodies were found when searched by the police. After Gein was arrested, the house was burned down by the citizens of nearby the nearby town, Plainfield.

Sorry I cant provide any links, but most of the sites go into way more detail than I did, and I think the mods would frown upon most of the content.

As for the Blair Witch Project, it just made me seasick because the kids couldnt hold the camera still. I almost started laughing when they found all those little stick figures in the trees, it made it look like they were being chased by a five-year old who was throwing rocks at their tent.

posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 04:35 PM
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is NOT a true story. TCM is the original Blair Witch. As it has already been said the CTM is based on real serial killer Ed Gein who make masks from human skin and make furniture out of his victims bones.


I'm not so sure that the Blair Witch does not have a real source. Like Ed Gien of the TCM I'm betting that THE BELL WITCH helped form the story of the Blair Witch. The Bell Witch is a real story.

posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 09:32 PM
Just for the record... the directors/creators of the Blair Which project attended the University of Central Florida. It's because of them that the film program there has been onslaught with hundreds of people trying to get into a mediocre program designed for like 50 students.

I attended UCF when the film was in final production and know a few people who were underclassmen when these guys were trying to raise a little money to make the movie. The idea behind the website, word of mouth, and all of that stuff to spread the word about the movie is all actually due to one of the professors they had while at UCF.

The special that aired on the Discovery channel, where they interview townsfolk and professors that knew the students, was shot at UCF. Well, just the college stuff, the towns stuff was filmed in some town somewhere. The professors in the special were not the professors these guys had, they were people the directors of the special thought would be good. I mean, they are professors and whatnot at UCF, just not the professors the film directors had in real life.

It was pretty cool seeing a test screening of it while I was at UCF. However, if you think the final cut of the movie was bad, whoa nelly. The cut I saw had about 30 mins more of just shaky camera stuff and running around.

None of the actors attended UCF. I do get a kick out of seeing the chick from the movie in those Steak and Shake comercials though.

The Big O

posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 08:05 AM
If it was a real legend, The movie quickly discredited it.

I am no longer interested in it.

posted on Jul, 26 2004 @ 12:01 PM
I thought the movie and the concept was brilliant for the simple fact so many people thought it was real. I must've been 9 or 10 when the movie came out and I was convinced it was real. Haha, kids.

posted on Jul, 27 2004 @ 07:46 PM

Quite an interesting read. I think they would've had a scarier movie if they had stuck closer to the facts.

posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 10:08 PM
I actually recall reading about the Bell Witch about 20 years ago. My mother was a huge fan of the Supernatural and of course her interests more than rubbed of on me. She had a really thick book, I forget which company made it, but it was a literal treasure trove of all things Paranormal. In fact it was really fantastic. I recall reading about the Bell Witch, but it has been so long since I had even thought about that story, that when I encountered the link here I was curious, and sure enough I remember reading it in that book. I'm kind of mad at myself, for not holding on to it, but I think it was lost in a move about 5 years ago, and I hadn't read over that book for at least 3 or 4 years before that.

The Bell Witch Link is really worth checking out, the story in itself is pretty terrifying. I feel very bad for the people who went through it, the only explanation I have for her is a Demon, or if the Devil is real, it was him in guise of a woman.


posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 10:15 PM
i believed it was true for a while, i the movie looked like real stuff but when i people told me it was fake i cvouldnt believe it and then the movie piss takes confirmed it.

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