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3 October 2000 (Canada) See more »
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While dismissing the legend of the so-called "Blair Witch," a researcher delves into the truth or fiction of a series of killing often attributed to the Blair Witch in the 1940's. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Ben Rock Breaths Life into Baal
 (From Dread Central. 12 January 2010, 1:40 AM, PST)

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The Curse of the Blair Witch meets Titicut Follies See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Monty Bane ... Branwall

Lucy Butler ... Sarah Didonna
Sid Conrad ... Dominick Cazale
Mickey Cottrell ... Harlan Miles
Bill Dreggors ... Bill Barnes

Elizabeth Gamza ... Kendra Fineman

David Grammer ... Kyle Brody

Robert David Hall ... David Hooper
Richard Harris ... Marcus
Tom Horan ... Kyle Brody Re-enactor
William Dennis Hunt ... Alvin Frasier

John Maynard ... Chris Carrazco

Mary Anne McGarry ... Janine Brody
Marvin J. McIntyre ... Rustin Parr Re-enactor
Howard Miller ... David Hull
Sierra Pecheur ... Claudia Van Mueller
Richard Rifkin ... Leonard Torrington
Harper Roisman ... Farley
Bret Shefter ... Ted
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Stergiou ... Kyle Brody - Child

Heather Donahue ... Heather Donahue (archive footage) (uncredited)

Joshua Leonard ... Joshua 'Josh' Leonard (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank Pastor ... Rustin Parr (archive footage) (uncredited)

Michael C. Williams ... Michael 'Mike' Williams (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Rock 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Rock 

Produced by
Jay Bogdanowitsch .... producer
Pirie Jones .... executive producer
Ben Rock .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sasha Bogdanowitsch 
 
Cinematography by
Neal Fredericks 
 
Film Editing by
Curt Apanavich 
 
Casting by
Eddie Dunlop 
David Giella 
 
Production Design by
Steven P. Duchscherer 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Davis 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Kimberly Eckhout .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Matt Compton .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Shea .... first assistant director
Carina Tannenberg .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jeremy M. Gilleece .... sound designer
Jeremy M. Gilleece .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Mark Koivu .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Grondorf .... second assistant camera
James Grossman .... still photographer: publicity stills
Mark Koivu .... still photographer: production stills
Dale Obert .... gaffer
Joe Solari .... first assistant camera
Gavin Wynn .... camera loader
 
Other crew
Allison Graham .... production coordinator
Andrew Golov .... production executive (uncredited)
Andrew Golov .... studio executive (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl .... studio coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Steve Ecclesine .... special thanks
 

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30 min | UK:40 min
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The Curse of the Blair Witch meets Titicut Follies, 24 March 2005
Author: FieCrier from Upstate New York

Apart from TV broadcasts, this is available on a "Collector's Edition" video The Burkittsville 7 with a trailer for BW2, and also on a video The Massacre of the Burkittsville 7 which also includes The Shadow of the Blair Witch. It can also be found on the R2 PAL special edition DVD of Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. I saw the first video. The video box gives the running time as approximately 52 minutes, but I'm not sure that's correct.

This is a pretty interesting fake documentary, like The Curse of the Blair Witch that came before it. This one focuses on Chris Carrazco, a serial killer buff and film archivist who researched Rustin Parr extensively because of his local connections. Carrazco takes more of a look at Kyle Brody, a child Rustin Parr was accused of abducting, and the only such child who lived. He takes a closer look at some of the footage of Brody in a film titled White Enamel, a documentary about Maryland mental institutions - think Titicut Follies (1967). Carrazco also manages to get more footage of Brody from the director of White Enamel that had been cut.

In the institution, Kyle Brody chants what sounds like "never given," something Rustin Parr was supposed to have said too. It goes unexplained here, but evidently the computer game Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr (2000) (VG) gets into it a little bit. Additionally, from 2000-2002, the blairwitch website had a page regarding languages in connection with Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, and a pop-up on "Native American Twana" touched on this as well, but while the Internet Archive site has the languages page archived, it does not seem to have that pop-up archived.

Brody also appears to write in Transitus Fluvii ("Crossing the River"), a magical Hebraic alphabet that had been found in Parr's home. However, people watching the footage disagree as to whether the characters he was scribbling were Transitus Fluvii or not.

I didn't care for The Blair Witch Project, but I liked The Curse of the Blair Witch, and I liked this one too. I didn't recognize any of the actors except for the actor who played the director, since he went on to play the autopsy doctor on CSI. All the actors do a good job, though. The soundtrack is good, somewhat reminiscent at times of the excellent score for BW2.

While The Burkittsville 7 doesn't mention Titicut Follies, director (and documentarian) Joe Berlinger mentions it in his commentary track to Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) during the first scenes of Jeff Patterson in the institution. In fact, both The Burkittsville 7 and BW2 have a scene of a character being fed a liquid through a rubber hose fed down their nose - perhaps such a scene is in Titicut Follies, which I haven't seen.

The Burkittsville 7 is mentioned in, and watched by characters in, the 2000 book The Secret Confession of Rustin Parr by D.A. Stern. The priest Dominick Cazale, who is briefly in The Burkittsville 7 is given much more time in this book. There's also more information about the Brody family, and some about Rustin Parr - but not as much as you'd think, given the title. The photos of the children Rustin Parr was supposed to have abducted are also reproduced in the book.

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