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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

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College students at a Boston college become fascinated by the events of the three missing filmmakers in Maryland, so they decide to go into the same woods and find out what really happened.

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Chuck Scarborough ...
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Bruce D. Reed ...
Burkittsville Resident #1 (as Bruce Reed)
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Burkittsville Tourist #1
Sara Phillips ...
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Lynda Millard ...
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Deb Burgoyne ...
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Andrea Cox ...
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To cash in on all of the "real world" hype of the events in the first film, a man from Burkitsville, Maryland opens a "Blair Witch Hunt" tour, which shows patrons various locations from the original film. A bunch of college students decide to take the tour, and wind up in Rustin Parr's house. There, they decide to camp for the evening, but in the morning, they realize they didn't sleep and they don't remember anything that happened the previous night. From there, they go back to town, and discover that something...or someone has come with them. Written by Johnny

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,094,417 (UK) (27 October 2000)

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$26,421,314 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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The playing of the tapes backwards is a reference to The Exorcist (1973). See more »

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When Jeff is digging the tapes out from under the rocks, he grabs them and looks at them, and one tape slips out of his hand and hangs over his thumb. In the next shot, they are all firmly in his hands. See more »

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Kim: Am I gonna have a problem with you too?
Peggy: No problem.
Kim: Ok then, lets go.
Peggy: Hmmmmmmm.
Kim: Look, either you ring this stuff up, or I call your manager.
Peggy: I am the manager.
Kim: Really?
Peggy: Mmhhmm, yeah.
Kim: Well then... PEGGY!
[Flicks her nametag]
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Nice idea, poor delivery
22 June 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Attracted by the film `The Blair Witch Project' hoards of film fans have been pouring into the small town of the film. One such group books onto a `Blair Witch Hunt' tour to camp in the woods and see the sights. When they awake the next morning to find their camera equipment smashed, 5 hours unaccounted for and their film hidden in the same spot as the film from the original movie they are unsure what happened. However as they replay the video tape they notice some very weird things.

Undeterred by bad reviews I decided to watch this film on television the other night. Initially I was impressed by the idea, instead of following the original movie, the sequel twists the idea of the original as a documentary and presents it as a film but then uses the film to present another story that is `in the real world'. Conceptually this was quite clever and I was drawn in by it. Sadly this didn't last very long and it wasn't long before it became quite an ordinary film that wasn't creepy in any way and was actually quite dull.

The plot is interesting – interesting enough to keep me watching anyway. The twists are the end are meant to be horrifying and perhaps surprising but by then all they got out of me was an `oh' of vague interest. For most of the film it is noisy chat and fake surprises and creepy goings-on. They didn't work as the film felt very trashy and uninvolving. The gore and flashed edits of violence were supposed to keep us guessing I think but they only served to numb me to the film, as did the occasional dream/fantasy sequence. It was a shame as it was a clever idea and had some good bits in it but the delivery let it down.

The direction is very plain and doesn't manage to build an air of suspense anywhere near as well as in the original, resulting in a rather boring series of scenes punctuated by `scares' that don't work. The cast don't really help either, they don't come across as real people and it is hard to care for such as self important group of people who are walking stereotypes – the goth, the witch, the college boy etc. At least in the original we got to see them break down and become more afraid during the film – here they could be the cast from any teen horror movie.

As you may have guessed I'm not a big fan of teen slasher movies but Blair Witch was much more than that and traded on atmosphere – that was it's strength. By throwing in gore from the very start and having tonnes of little imagined scenes of horror, Book of Shadows loses that strength and becomes a movie that lives and dies on it's ability to scare. Sadly the originally good idea doesn't scare and remains `interesting' and nothing more. It is a shame that they had to make this film as it won't satisfy those who like their horror creepy or those who like it bloody.


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