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The Wicksboro Incident

"The Blair Witch Project" seems to be an affliction -- its success allowed a rash of poor mockumentaries, the latest being Richard Lowry's "The Wicksboro Incident." In this case, the U.S. government covers up alien contact, but Lowry and his four co-writers can't hide the trickery for long, and it won't take a conspiracy to keep this one out of circulation.

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With: Bobby Harwell, Dan Brinkle, Kyle Nudo, David Arnold.

With each passing season, “The Blair Witch Project” seems to be an affliction — not so much the film itself, but how its success allowed a rash of ridiculously poor mockumentaries, the latest being Richard Lowry’s “The Wicksboro Incident.” Lowry and his four co-writers go for bigger game than the “Blair Witch” crew — in this case, the U.S. government’s decades-long cover-up of alien contact — but they can’t hide the trickery for very long, and it won’t take a conspiracy to keep this one out of circulation.

During an interview, Lloyd (Bobby Harwell) relates how he helped invent a device in the late ’40s that could pick up alpha waves generated by humans, and how he was recruited with his colleagues to further develop the device in the small Texas town of Wicksboro. One day, after a disastrous test, Lloyd realized the entire town was empty of people. Now the old man invites his interviewers, Mike (Dan Brinkle) and Gary (Kyle Nudo), to return to Wicksboro and uncover its secrets. If nothing else, the ensuing tragedy teaches the lesson that if you ignore trespassing signs and barbed wire, you’re in for trouble.

The Wicksboro Incident

Production: A Richard Lowry production. Produced by Richard Lowry. Executive producer, Bobby Harwell. Directed, edited by Richard Lowry. Screenplay, Richard Lowry, Tor Lowry, Kyle Nudo, Dan Brinkle, Christopher Patton.

Crew: Camera (color, video), music, Richard Lowry; visual effects, Tor Lowry, James Arnett. Reviewed on videotape, L.A., Aug. 10, 2001. (In Hollywood Film Festival.) Running time: 70 MIN.

With: With: Bobby Harwell, Dan Brinkle, Kyle Nudo, David Arnold.

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