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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 -- After spending a night in the Black Hills of Burkittsville, Maryland, four young fans of the original BLAIR WITCH movie descend into a nightmare realm of murder, madness and perceptions-bending supernatural horror in this eagerly anticipated sequel to the most successful independent film of all time.
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Daniel Myrick (characters) and
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Release Date:
27 October 2000 (USA) See more »
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Evil Doesnt Die. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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Film Review: ‘The Lazarus Effect’
 (From Variety - Film News. 26 February 2015, 9:00 AM, PST)

Stream to Scream: “Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2″
 (From Fangoria. 19 January 2015, 10:30 AM, PST)

'Blair Witch Project 3' Is Inevitable Says Co-Director
 (From MovieWeb. 16 January 2015, 11:27 AM, PST)

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One of the worst movies of the year. Makes no sense. * (out of four) See more (446 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kurt Loder ... Himself
Chuck Scarborough ... Himself
Bruce D. Reed ... Burkittsville Resident #1 (as Bruce Reed)

Jeffrey Donovan ... Jeffrey Patterson

Joe Berlinger ... Burkittsville Tourist #1
Sara Phillips ... Burkittsville Tourist #2
Lynda Millard ... Burkittsville Resident #2
Deb Burgoyne ... Burkittsville Resident #3
Andrea Cox ... Burkittsville Resident #4
Lanny Flaherty ... Sheriff Cravens

Pete Burris ... MBI Man #1
Tristine Skyler ... Tristen Ryler (as Tristen Skyler)

Stephen Barker Turner ... Stephen Ryan Parker

Erica Leerhsen ... Erica Geerson

Kim Director ... Kim Diamond

Briton Green ... Stoner #1

Erik Jensen ... Stoner #2
Peggy K. Chang ... Foreigner #1
Tony Tsang ... Foreigner #2
Anja Baron ... Foreigner #3

Kevin Murray ... Doctor
Keira Naughton ... Nurse

Lauren Hulsey ... Eileen Treacle
Ed Sala ... MBI Man #2
Tyler Zeisloft ... Teenager #1

Richard Kirkwood ... Teenager #2

Justin Fair ... Teenager #3

Raynor Scheine ... Rustin Parr
Brilane Bowman ... Ham Lady

Kennen Sisco ... Peggy
Robert M. Kelly ... MBI Man #3
Dina Napoli ... Reporter, WBAL
Landra Booker ... Reporter, Fox 45
Jacqui Allen ... Reporter
Sloane Brown ... Reporter, WJZ 13
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Ebert ... Himself (archive footage)
Karen Tsen Lee ... (voice)

Jay Leno ... Himself (archive footage)

Conan O'Brien ... Himself (archive footage)

Andy Richter ... Himself (archive footage)
Heidi Burger ... Print Reporter (uncredited)
Craig Campbell ... Crime scene onlooker (uncredited)

Heather Donahue ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Brian Dragonuk ... Angry Citizen at Courthouse (uncredited)

Armen Garo ... Doctor (uncredited)
Nasi Glekas ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Cathy Haase ... First Nurse (uncredited)
Oscar Haynes ... Videographer (uncredited)

Rick Kain ... On Camera News Reporter (uncredited)

Joshua Leonard ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Julie Mabry ... Hiker in Woods (uncredited)

Martin Pfefferkorn ... Mental Patient (uncredited)

Chad Ridgely ... Photographer (uncredited)

Ryan Slattery ... (uncredited)

Michael C. Williams ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joe Berlinger 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Daniel Myrick (characters) and
Eduardo Sánchez (characters)

Dick Beebe (written by) and
Joe Berlinger (written by)

Produced by
Bill Carraro .... producer
Kevin J. Foxe .... associate producer (as Kevin Foxe)
Daniel Myrick .... executive producer
Eduardo Sánchez .... executive producer (as Eduardo Sanchez)
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Nancy Schreiber (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Flack 
 
Casting by
Will Cantler 
Bernard Telsey 
David Vaccari 
 
Production Design by
Vincent Peranio  (as Vince Peranio)
 
Art Direction by
Justin Scoppa Jr. 
Rob Simons 
 
Set Decoration by
Steve George  (as Steven H. George)
Susan Kessel 
 
Costume Design by
Melissa Toth 
 
Makeup Department
Gina W. Bateman .... key makeup artist
Derek Becker .... special makeup effects artist
John Caglione Jr. .... special makeup effects artist
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist
Lisa Hazell .... hair stylist
Charmaine Henninger .... hair stylist
Janice Kinigopoulos .... key hair stylist
Cheryl 'Pickles' Kinion .... makeup artist
Sherri Bramlett .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Bill Carraro .... unit production manager
Dana Robin .... assistant unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Carraro .... second unit director
H.H. Cooper .... first assistant director
Joe Incaprera .... second second assistant director
Dale M. Nielsen .... second assistant director
Robert Rooy .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Edward Bellafiore .... art department coordinator
Billy Crush .... assistant props
Michael Davis .... construction coordinator
Susanna Glattly .... scenic foreman
Jason Ivey .... set dresser
Ted Lubonovich II .... propmaker
Lucinda E. Pealer .... scenic
Scott T. Pina .... construction foreman
Lester Poser .... assistant property master
Michael Sabo .... set dresser
Keith Weaver .... charge scenic
Helen Williams Ward .... storyboard artist
Brook Yeaton .... property master
Silvija L. Moess .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Fulton .... sound intern
Bobby Johanson .... adr engineer
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Malaika Langa .... audio post coordinator
Tony Martinez .... sound editor
Jay Meagher .... production sound mixer
Branka Mrkic .... sound effects editor
Randy Pease .... boom operator
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Warren Shaw .... supervising sound editor
Paul P. Soucek .... supervising sound editor
Eric Strausser .... apprentice sound editor
Steven Visscher .... supervising foley editor
Daniel Ward .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Wilfred Caban .... special effects coordinator (as Will Caban)
Tamara Carlson .... fabrication crew: K.N.B Effects Group
Kevin Carter .... special effects contact lenses
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor
Daniel Leung .... digital compositing supervisor
Matt McDonald .... digital compositor
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
 
Stunts
G.A. Aguilar .... stunt coordinator
Jill Brown .... stunt double
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Chuck Jeffreys .... stunts
Jason Noto .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Arnold .... film loader
John C. Barber .... grip
Sean Patrick Crowell .... key grip
Rusty Gardner .... video assist operator: second unit
Michael Gearhart .... grip
Abbot Genser .... still photographer
Tim Gordon .... electrician
Craig Haagensen .... director of photography: second unit
Jay Kemp .... gaffer
Richard Klompus .... video assist operator
Ralph Mendoza .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Michael Proscia Jr. .... gaffer (segment)
Mark Walpole .... additional second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Joe Adams .... casting: Los Angeles
Christine Eads .... extras casting
Pat Moran .... casting: Baltimore
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catharine Fletcher Incaprera .... costume supervisor
Mara Majorowicz .... key costumer
Erica Westheimer .... assistant to costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Erin Crackel .... apprentice editor
David Gray .... apprentice editor
Charlene Hamer .... assistant editor
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor
Shawn Nuzzo .... post-production associate
Alan Oxman .... additional editor
Tina Pacheco .... first assistant editor
Robert Zorella .... editorial production assistant
John Marston .... editorial technician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carter Burwell .... music recordist
Carter Burwell .... musician
Ed Gerrard .... music supervisor
Gman .... musician
Joe Lisanti .... music editor: temp music
Marilyn Manson .... executive soundtrack producer
Deirdre O'Hara .... music consultant
David Torn .... musician (as SPLaTTeRCeLL)
 
Transportation Department
Charles E. Bauer .... driver
Rick Cochin .... transportation co-captain (as Richard B. Cochin)
Mike Easter .... transportation co-captain
Michael Luckeroth .... driver
Charles R. Plantholt Sr. .... driver
Francis Raimondo .... driver (as Francis Anthony Raimondo)
Ronald Smith .... transportation captain (as Ronald B. Smith)
Gerald Titus .... driver
Douglas A. Walk .... transportation captain
Foard J. Wilgis .... transportation coordinator (as Foard Joesph Wilgis)
 
Other crew
Annie Noel Applegarth .... clearance coordinator (as Ann Noel Applegarth)
Annie Noel Applegarth .... product placement coordinator (as Ann Noel Applegarth)
Angela Athayde .... additional set production assistant
Alison Bederman .... second assistant accountant
Michael Bederman .... production accountant
John Francis Black II .... payroll accountant
Perry Blackmon .... set security
J.P. Bleibtreu .... production assistant
Michael Bonfiglio .... assistant: Mr. Berlinger, New York
Tonya Bowen .... studio production coordinator
Brent Burditt .... production assistant
Jane Burka .... assistant: Mr. Berlinger, Baltimore (as Jane L. Burka)
Jane Burka .... script supervisor: second unit
Denise Byrne .... production office assistant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Brian Cooper .... production secretary
Thomas M. Cornelius .... craft service
Rob Coughlin .... grip second unit
Joan Devilla .... payroll accountant
Caprice Ericson .... location scout
Michelle Ann Forsythe .... assistant: Mr. Berlinger, Baltimore
Ginny Galloway .... assistant: Mr. Carraro
Ellen Gannon .... production coordinator: New York
Karl O. Gilbert .... dailies projectionist
Linda Haftel .... script supervisor
John Hamilton .... production assistant
Patti Hawn .... unit publicist
Nicki Infante .... assistant accountant: New York (as Nick Infante)
Robert Jellen .... insurance: AON/Albert G. Ruben (as Bob Jellen)
Jeff Johnson .... set medic (as Jeffrey L. Johnson)
Rick Kain .... stand-in: Eric Jensen
Lisa Katcher .... script supervisor
Kristan C. Keck .... accounting clerk (as Kristen Keck)
Abigail Kende .... researcher: Tele Cinema, Inc.
Martin Kircher .... dailies projectionist
Kurstin Kohnowich .... production assistant
Stephanie Lovell .... production assistant
Pierre Makhoul .... set security
Kimberly Masimore .... production office assistant
Josh McCintock .... stand in/double
Kati Meister .... researcher (as Katie Meister)
Meredith Mills .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Bryan Nelson .... production assistant
Jason Noto .... body double
Perry Novick-Eckhardt .... production assistant
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group
Shanalyna C. Palmer .... production assistant (as Shanalyna Palmer)
Amy Panzer .... craft service (as Amy J. Panzer)
Claudia Pascarelli .... researcher: Tele Cinema, Inc.
Wayne Petrucelli .... set security
Erik Proveaux .... caterer
Scott Rabenstein .... production assistant
Ruben Flores Rios II .... production assistant (as Ruben F. Rios II)
Alison C. Rosa .... assistant production coordinator (as Alison Rosa)
Greta Seacat .... acting coach (as Greta Seacat Kaufman)
Roxanne Senesman .... first assistant accountant
Kimberley Shine .... researcher: Tele Cinema, Inc.
Xanthus Valan .... production assistant
Drew Vandervelde .... production assistant
Kerri Winters .... insurance: AON/Albert G. Ruben
Craig Wirth .... production assistant
Nicole A. Xenos .... production office assistant
Robert Zorella .... production assistant
Andrew Golov .... production executive (uncredited)
Andrew Golov .... studio executive (uncredited)
Timothy Scott Ralston .... studio projectionist (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Cathy Ziehl .... studio coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Alden .... the producers wish to thank
Catherine Batavick .... the producers wish to thank
Laura Beth .... the producers wish to thank
Sharon Bialy .... the producers wish to thank
Loren Eiferman .... the producers wish to thank
David Everitt .... the producers wish to thank
Ray Feeney .... the producers wish to thank
Michelle Johnson .... the producers wish to thank
Carlo Sayegh .... the producers wish to thank
Mike Strawbridge .... the producers wish to thank
Kimball Thurston .... the producers wish to thank
 

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Also Known As:
"BW2" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Unhappy with Joe Berlinger's version of the film, Artisan opted to re-shoot certain scenes to add more "traditional" horror movie elements and re-cut the movie to make it more commercial. Berlinger repeatedly states on the DVD commentary that he doesn't like the changes that were made and that they ruin the ambiguous tone of the plot.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Kim's looking for a telephone list inside the drawer, she finds the personal files for each person in the house. She throw away the list and holds the files with both hands. In the next shot, she is holding the list again in her right hand along with the files in the left hand.See more »
Quotes:
Kim:We brought something back with us.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Omen (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lie DownSee more »

FAQ

What are the secrets of ESREVER?
What happened to the Rustin Parr house?
What was the "Book of Shadows"
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55 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
One of the worst movies of the year. Makes no sense. * (out of four), 30 November 2000

BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH 2 / (2000) * (out of four)

"The Blair Witch Project" was a one of a kind hit; it had original ideas and a story about three filmmakers who become lost in a local wooded area while filming a documentary about the legendary Blair Witch. That was one of the best movies of last year, and now "Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" is clearly one of this year's worst. It is completely contradictory to the original, contains not a single character we care about, and is recycled from about every other horror film released within the past five years. After comparing the two movies I am disturbed.

"Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" (the title is meaningless) has not one strand of decent plot impression. There is just scene after scene detailing an assortment of unfocused misfits on a field trip to see the related sights and settings of where events in "The Blair Witch Project" took place. There is Jeff (Jeffrey Donovan) the leader, an ex-patient at a mental hospital, Stephen (Stephen Turner) who is writing a book on the "Blair Witch" phenomenon, in the company of his girlfriend, Tristen (Tristen Skylar), who is pregnant but is hoping for a miscarriage. Also among them is Kim (Kim Director) a Goth, and Erica (Erica Leerhsen) another practicing Wicca who wants the Blair Witch to be her mentor. These characters smoke a seemingly endless amount of pot, apparently engage in ritualistic sex, had have strange experiences when they wake up the day after they set camp having no recollection of what happened the night before.

There is such a struggle for good storyline the filmmakers provide the characters with excessively blunt dialogue to reveal important information and plot points. However, to get anything out of the writing, one would have to care about the characters, and the movie provides no reason anywhere for us to concern ourselves with any of the characters. There is no development or introduction, nor does the film contain any motive or reason. This is unfortunate because the only thing holding the movie together is the mystery of what occurred during the five hours the group cannot remember. How are we to concerned ourselves with the inactive conflict if we do not care about any of the characters?

Perhaps the biggest flaw with "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" (and there are many) is the fact that it is never scary or suspenseful. I was somewhat curious about what happened to the characters during those mysterious five hours, but there is no clarification. Some of the scenes have potential to involve us with horrific material, but never on the recognizable level of the original "Blair Witch Project." The film often builds tension, but forgets, or does not know how to relieve it. The sequences that do attempt to answer our disputes are cluttered and distraught, although they do contain disgusting, disturbing, and violent nightmare imagery.

What really bothers me with movies these days is how so many provide inquisitive, thought-provoking questions but never the long-awaited answers. A specific scene in the movie has one of the characters ask what is happening. I think just about everyone in the audience had the same question on their mind…the movie has no answers.

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