Originally Posted by dave13
was this ACTUALLY a thing? I mean, really? has anyone ever met anyone who honestly thought it was real? i find that hard to believe. ah, yes...the old "let's release this snuff film footage theatrically" routine. happens all the time.
Yeah, it actually was. I did know one person who really believed it. She had seen "The Curse of the Blair Witch" on Discovery or History Channel before the film was released and totally bought into it.
I can also say that the audience reaction on opening weekend here in Chicago had a decent number of dupes, just from listening to people's comments walking out of the theater.
I doubt anyone held on to that belief for long, but in those first few days, there were a large number of people who fell for it.