Deliberate mistake: In chapter 15 "Bad Service" as Kim drives away and almost hits the kids which are supposed to represent the "Burkittsville 7", count them. There are three girls and four boys. Rustin Parr kidnapped 8 kids; 4 boys and 4 girls. Kyle Brody survived so the Burkittsville 7 should be 4 girls and 3 boys.
Continuity mistake: When the Wiccan girl and the guy writing the book were sitting at the table the guy knocks down the cup when he hits the table. In the next shot the cup is up again.
Teenager #3: Hey Elvira, I've got something you can suck the blood outta.
Kim: Oh yeah? Whip it out.
Trivia: This movie is the first feature film directed by famed documentary director Joe Berlinger. His original director's cut of the film was much more ambiguous and less reliant on traditional Hollywood-style horror sequences. However, the studio forced him to reshoot several key sequences, add in new scenes and drastically re-edit the film to make it more marketable to mainstream audiences. Berlinger dislikes the version of the film released in theaters, and didn't direct another feature - film until Netflix's "Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil and Vile," which was released almost 20 years later in 2019. (Though he continued to work as a documentary director in the meantime).
Question: On the DVD (UK, not sure about anywhere else) there is a feature called 'the secret of esrever', which tells you to look for very subliminal hidden images in the film - I have looked so many times and there is still one I can't find - does anyone know where the 'water' one is? The only thing I can see is what looks like an owl's head made out of the trees in the scene where the woman is drowning a baby in the lake. If this is it how does it relate to the film? Also is there a message in the images? There are a few words but I can't make a sentence out of them.
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