DID THE THE ORIGINATOR OF SPECIAL EFFECTS, GEORGE MELIES DIRECT THIS FILM? OR IS THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION MUCH MORE SINISTER?
NOPE. THE ANSWER IS THAT THE FILM IS A FAKE!
IT’S A “MOCKUMENTARY”
Admittedly, I was fooled by this one. Ironically, it’s the film that inspired me to create this site. What caused me to go back and take another look at it? Well, an alert lady, Jen H. and accomplished Fortean, from the U.K. contacted me, through this site, with some very insightful comments and valid questions that got my wheels a- turning.
After some serious Google diving, I came to the realization that most of the events and people in the video didn’t happen, or didn’t exist.
The Wikipedia reference below quickly resolved the whole question.
A shout out to Ms. Jen H. for putting me on the right track and an apology to all my other visitors for letting them slip a fast one past me.
(Post revised 5/1/2020)
A great trailer and blurb sets the stage to make it easy to suspend belief and buy into the premise it’s a authentic documentary.
“A documentary investigation that traces violent riots said to be caused by a rare and dangerous lost 19th century silent film named La Rage Du Demon” (Fury of the Demon,) which was allegedly created by the Father of Cinema, Georges Melies. Through conversations with filmmakers, producers, journalists, historians and psychologists, this documentary slowly uncovers the truth about the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made.”
Kanopy Streaming Service Review
If, what they say is true in this video, then this film is “THE MOST DANGEROUS MOVIE OF ALL TIME.” As the sub-title of this 2019, French documentary claims. WELL IT’S NOT!
IT’S NEW RATING: A Fake Charley.
The second one to be awarded on this site.
Once again the venerable Charles Fort dons his fake nose and glasses and delivers the final verdict.
WHERE TO SEE THIS “MOCKUMENTARY:”
WATCH IT FREE ON KANOPY
This is a FREE streaming service named Kanopy, available though many libraries in the U.S. All you need is a library card, and you can view it on any device. If you want to see it on your flat screen T.V.
you will need a Roku device.
UPDATE: This video is now available on Amazon.
FREE TO PRIME MEMBERS
Non-Members: Rent in HD: $2.99
Buy in HD: $9.99. But its a fake is it worth it?
Good movie for Halloween I suppose, and an excellent example of the “mockumentary” genera.
( I brought it for my video collection. Dang those Tricksters!)
If you want to see my review of another other “Mockumentary”
here it is. (They didn’t fool me with this one.)
WAS THE MOON LANDING FAKED? OR WAS THE DOCUMENTARY?
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