I've been reading the threads on lonelygirl15.com/forum and have found nothing compelling other than "Because I say so" to indicate that she is 1) real or 2) not real. I'm still taking a wait-and-see approach.
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:33 pm
Well I hate to break this to you guys, but apparently she is real and unscripted. Although she does have her own miniature production crew. She does this for fun in her spare time...visit http://www.lonelygirl15.com forums for a full explaination.
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:55 pm
Sounds like they are going on a hike in the woods. A good place for mystery and intrigue to happen.
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:47 pm
The Wicker Man is an interesting theory, but I would have thought there would be more buzz as to the movie itself by now since the movie's being released this weekend. Still, it's possible.
After reading the ARGN article that gives some details (purity bond with her father, so she's still a virgin, not a mainstream religion, picture of Aleister Crowley), I'm guessing that this is a viral promotion for the remake of The Wicker Man.
Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:03 pm
The interesting thing about this project is that it seems like more energy is being expended trying to peek behind the curtain than finding out what the point of the videos is. And the peeking is almost more fun, in a sense.
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:22 pm
It's definitely not one of my projects but I am having a blast following at (and I do want to know who is behind it).
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:56 am
It's funny how small the industry really is, even 7 years after Blair Witch. There are just not that many projects that have generated the same amount of buzz. But still, it's funny - Mike posts it, points at Sean Stewart; someone else has compared it to Blair Witch; someone else thinks Flemming's behind it and points at GMD. Can we figure out a way to implicate Mind Candy, do you think?
Anyway, I'm confident that Mike would not shill his own project here. He knows it would cause an extremely negative reaction on UF to do something like that. And he's got better manners, anyway!
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:04 am
It's been picked up by metafilter
(edit: Addlepated already posted that ) and caused some talk on wikipedia. from mefi Adrian Hon made an intersting comment;
Thinking about it, I wonder if Haxan (or the people from the company) have any involvement in this campaign. They're no stranger to online web promotions for satanic-themed films - just see what they did for Blair Witch.
I also find a little irony in this being posted a timewaster by the blair witch guy, but I think it's just my peculiar view of things
Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:41 am
Ok, so the Crowley pic shows up around the "Daniel returns" video, right? But if you look at the "Danielbeast" video, there's clearly another picture in the same frame, same place. Call me crazy, but it looks like a winged demon. Could it be Bahomet, and whoever's producing this thought that might be a little too obscure?
By the way, Daniel's got a copy of the Zombie Survival Guide behind him in a bookcase on one of the videos on his site. Clearly he's got good taste in reading material.
Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:39 pm
I find it a nice touch that it gives personal interaction referencing names and such. If only ARGs gave that personal touch, to my knoledge very few do.
Synopsis: Brian Flemming, whose site Ehsan linked to, is coming out with a movie named "Danielle." It used to be named "The Beast." It's about a teen who discovers Jesus didn't exist. Lonelygirl15 has a shrine to Aleister Crowley in her room, and her friend's name is Danielle.
ETA: I just started watching some of her videos - it's clever how, at the very beginning, she refers to a bunch of other YouTube users. What better way to get attention? People love to see their names referenced.