A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.
With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.
Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, however, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one will believes he's innocent.
As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.
A salvage crew that discovers a long-lost 1962 passenger ship floating lifeless in a remote region of the Bering Sea soon notices, as they prepare to tow it back to land, that "strange things" happen...
Stallone plays a cop who comes undone after witnessing a brutal scene on the job. He checks into a rehab clinic that specializes in treating law enforcement officials. Soon, he finds that ... See full summary »
Charles S. Dutton,
The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Freddie Prinze Jr.,
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
Erica's spinning around the tree after her disappearance is a reference to Evil Dead II (1987). See more »
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 »
The gene pool is a little shallow here. Dive in and you'll crack your skull open.
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It's disappointing to see that this film has been hit with such a low rating, because I for one thought it was a pretty good flick.
I was curious to see how the makers of the original film would go about creating the sequel, and I had the idea that they'd just totally cash in on BWP and make a movie solely about the Blair Witch with fancy special effects and lots of blood and guts, requiring the viewer to simply kick back and not think. You know, like so many other Hollywood movies these days that milk a concept for all it's worth at the expense of the story. Thankfully, the makers didn't take this route.
Book of Shadows doesn't rely on blood and gore, nor special effects. There is little in the way of jump-in-your-seat-frights, if any, but that's not a bad thing. It contains a pretty decent story, which at times, is quite chilling. The acting was fairly good as well, except the guy who played the sheriff. I felt he went just a little over the top..
If you haven't seen it, and are wary about it, take a chance and do so. Not exactly a 'sequel' in the traditional sense and more of a stand alone film (though I recommend seeing the first film beforehand), you can't go wrong. Good movie!
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