A group of tourists arrive in Burkittsville, Maryland after seeing The Blair Witch Project (1999) to explore the mythology and phenomenon, only to come face to face with their own neuroses and possibly the witch herself.
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 »
After Kim is gets her beer from the store refrigerator, a woman comes round the corner and bashes her trolley into her. However if you look in the glass of the door behind Kim as she gets her beer, you can see the reflection of the woman standing there and waiting for her cue to push her trolley round, into Kim. See more »
How many Heather Donahues does it take to screw in a light bulb?
[imitating Heather's loud screaming from the first Blair Witch movie]
Just one! Just one of them!
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The first few opening credits are reflected in a lake. See more »
The first Blair Witch was both a phenomenon commercially and creatively. Book of Shadows had the same potential, but was ultimately was let down by its high aspirations. The director could not decide if he wanted to make a straight documentary or a straight movie. In my eyes, the combination of the two cost this movie. The choppy editing had a huge factor in this as well. If only the first hour had been as carefully assembled as the last half hour, this would have been a true masterpiece. All in all this is not a super bad movie and is worth a viewing - just not multiple times. Bottom line: Good story, poor execution. My score: 4/10!
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