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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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Burkittsville Tourist #1
Sara Phillips ...
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Lynda Millard ...
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Andrea Cox ...
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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,094,417 (UK) (27 October 2000)

Gross:

$26,421,314 (USA) (15 December 2000)
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Similar to its predecessor, the main characters are named after the actors who played them. However, since this film actually had a script, writers Dick Beebe and Joe Berlinger had to give the characters names long before casting. Below are the characters' names in the finished film and what they were called in the 3 January 2000 first draft of the script: Kim Diamond, Domini Van Teer; Jeffrey Patterson, Cotter Kaller; Erica Geerson, Heather Arendt; Tristen Ryler, Anna Tassio; Stephen Ryan Parker, Nick Leavitt. See more »

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Next to the front door of the factory there are several Maryland license plates hanging on the wall. All the plates are the same. This is obviously just a license plate collection. See more »

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Kim: They never should've let you out. You're a long way from sane.
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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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