Bryan Loves You Cult Organization Covertly Gathering Information on Movie's Viewers

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Group associated with cult depicted in Anchor Bay Entertainment horror film monitors those that see "Bryan Loves You", says production company.

The public has a right to know when they are potentially being watched. Whether or not this group's claims are legitimate, our responsibility is to err on the side of caution.

In a matter of life imitating art, apparently the real-life group partially depicted in the cult horror film "Bryan Loves You" has been monitoring who watches the movie. In a letter sent to the production company's post office box, an organization calling themselves "The Right Phoenix" notified the producers that they have a quorum recording who rents and buys the movie, using a group of private investigators and employees of major retail and rental outlets. Just exactly what the organization plans to do with this information is unclear, according to letter. This is the second correspondence received by the producers, Landau Motion Pictures. The first was a one-page letter that was posted anonymously to the movie's Web page, http://www.grassrootstheory.org/bryan.htm.

"We're doing our due diligence by making this information public," says Landau Motion Pictures spokesman Jeff Buckner. "The public has a right to know when they are potentially being watched. Whether or not this group's claims are legitimate, our responsibility is to err on the side of caution." It is not known whether Landau Motion Pictures will post the letter online.

From the start, "Bryan Loves You" (shot entirely in Metro Phoenix) has encountered several odd occurrences, including a phony "Open Call for Extras" published by The Arizona Republic daily newspaper during the shoot and subsequently reported on by New York Post. There were multiple threatening letters sent to the production company by anonymous mailers and even one video clip, which has since been uploaded to the Landau Motion Pictures YouTube page.

"Bryan Loves You" is the true 1993 story of a cult that takes over an Arizona town. Stars of the picture include Tony Todd ("Candyman"), George Wendt (TV's Cheers), scream queens Tiffany Shepis and Brinke Stevens and written/directed by Seth Landau. MovieWeb.com calls it "one truly frightening piece... chilling and awe-inspiring". Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment released the picture across North America on September 23, 2008.

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