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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 ...
Burkittsville Tourist #2
Lynda Millard ...
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Deb Burgoyne ...
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Andrea Cox ...
Burkittsville Resident #4
Lanny Flaherty ...
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MBI Man #1
Tristine Skyler ...
Tristen Ryler (as Tristen Skyler)
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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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Rated R for violence, language, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,094,417 (UK) (27 October 2000)

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$26,421,314 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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While auditioning for the film, Erica Leerhsen was originally trying for Kim Director's role, Tristine Skyler was trying for Erica's, Kim was trying for Tristen's, and Jeffrey Donovan was trying for Stephen Barker Turner's. See more »

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When Erica and Stephen are sitting at the table after Stephen has his hallucination kiss scene, the items on the table move between shots, notably the newspapers in front of Erica. See more »

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Jeff: That was in Burkittsville. I never shop in Burkittsville. I don't even piss there.
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Highly Underrated / not cut as intended / Fun
13 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joe Berlinger set out to make a film with a different feel than what the studio twisted Book of Shadows into, but the end result is nothing to throw in the trash bin. I would love to experience a true Director's Cut and wonder if it would have been as memorable, because Book of Shadows, as it is, is a fun little flick that deserves better than some of the ratings it's garnered by those wanting more Blair Witch Project.

After Blair Witch how would it be possible to continue to suggest the possibility of real footage and lost documentary videos falling into the hands of a movie studio? Viewers have now latched onto found footage as a style, but at the time following the release of the first film the idea was simply seen as a gimmick to get people to pay to watch a movie with zero budget.

Book of Shadows is a great horror film, not quite as ambitious as the director set out to convey in his final cut, but tons of fun for horror fans. Turn off the lights, turn off your phone, enjoy the show.


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