We at MovieViral have fortunately gotten a lot of feedback from the companies involved in the marketing of The Crazies. This is not always the case, so it’s nice when we know they care. This time, however, we got a little something extra in the form of a “Confidential” file on the “Ogden Marsh Township”. I’m talking an actual package in the mail! To see photos and analysis of the file, as well as what it’s really for, you know what you have to do.
After I opened the package, I immediately see the file stamped with “CONFIDENTIAL” and covered in bloody fingerprints. When I open the file, there’s a letter and three black and white photos attached to the file by paperclip. Take a look below (click on the images to see larger versions).
So, yes, this is an invite to a screening, and a clever one at that. While the big red invitation stamp called out to me, I noticed the letter underneath is actually in character. It’s from Samuel, a staff writer at the Pierce County Gazette, and he is addressing an editor (in this case, me). Here’s what the letter says:
February 24th, 2010
I hope you receive this letter.
I am writing to you in a desperate attempt to bring to light what has been happening in our small town of Ogden Marsh. There have been uncontrollable acts of violence and all communication has been shut down. Two days ago, the military moved in and enacted martial law. I’ve heard reports of residents being separated from their families. The attached photos are all I’ve been able to document since their arrival.
Please send a reporter or anyone who can help expose what is happening here to the national media. Don’t let us down, we desperately need your help.
Samuel O. Simpson
So, what happens when you call the number? You get Sam’s answering machine, where I left a message just in case it leads to something (i.e. the District 9 Community Watch). What about those photos? Take a look for yourself below (again, click to view larger).
So, what do you think? Does this shed any light on the Crazies viral campaign? This is the first I’m hearing of the Pierce County Gazette, as we’ve come to know the Ogden Marsh Gazette as the local paper. Could this lead to another viral site? For more information on The Crazies and its viral, check out our Viral Page for the horror flick.