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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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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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PLEASANTLY MALODOROUS See more (444 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
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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"BW2" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
"BWP2" - USA (promotional abbreviation)
"Book of Shadows: Blair Witch Project 2" - USA (video title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
There is a man repairing the refrigeration unit at the roadside store and his pile of tools, stacked in the shape of the stick figure, can be seen twice (better visible in widescreen).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:
Teenager #3:Hey Elvira, I've got something you can suck the blood outta.
Kim:Oh yeah? Whip it out.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Lie DownSee more »

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33 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
PLEASANTLY MALODOROUS, 22 January 2003

How does one set out to produce a sequel to probably the biggest mainstream Hollywood gatecrasher in history? For Artisan, the answer is that you don't. Not really.

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, while attempting to extend the Blair Witch mythology, maneuvering it into the treacherous franchise waters, is instead an excursion into the hysteria surrounding the first film.

FRANCHISE THIS!

The Blair Witch Project made silver screen history by parlaying what was, by Hollywood standards, a no budget production, into a phenomenon. But when this inevitable sequel was pushed through production, a much more polished but just as murky film was the result.

For BW2, Joe Berlinger -- best known for the documentary, Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (and Paradise Lost 2) -- was brought on board, subsequently seizing an actual budget and creating a piece that, while reveling in a self-awareness of the first film and its mystique, does its best to subject another group of woods-bound youngsters and viewers to psychological and other forms of terror.

The first fifteen minutes or so of the film is probably the best, with opening scenes that are comprised of television footage discussing the Blair Witch Project, which include an appearance by none other than Roger Ebert. That leads directly into some documentary-style interviews with residents of the town of Burkittsville, Maryland regarding the impact the film had on their lives, and includes a cameo by Berlinger.

Soon, we meet the latest witch aficionados as they venture into the abyss of the Black Hills -- on the inaugural run of the Blair Witch Hunt -- setting up camp at the Rustin Parr ruins and mocking the first film, including Heather Donahue's much-imitated hysterics, but that's not all. Erica, the twenty-something witch, comments: `The Blair Witch Project. Ok. Two guys and a girl sleeping in the same tent, night after night, and no sex? It makes no sense (sic).'

INTO THE WOODS. AGAIN.

Beyond that, here's a brief synopsis of the film: the five characters -- a Wiccan, a goth, two Blair Witch researchers and a mentally-ill tour guide -- go into the woods with a battery of cameras, lose several hours of their lives, and spend the remainder of the film holed up in a Civil War-era factory that's been turned into a dwelling, reviewing footage they'd shot in an attempt to piece things together.

As this is going on, it's discovered that another tour group has been ritualistically murdered at Coffin Rock -- probably during the blackout. Action is quickly traded for claustrophobia, and a more psychological and conceptual horror flick emerges, one with little (intentional) humor.

Much criticism has been leveled against the performances turned in by a group of relative unknowns, although each of the actors and actresses probably has a brief moment or so as a better angel of the film, and Kim Director is solid in her portrayal of the cynical goth character.

What distinguishes this project, however, is its meditation on mass hysteria and popular delusion -- or at least its effort to do so.

The film plays with `reality,' sorting through layers not only of memory, but also media -- and the possibility of the existence of supernatural elements -- as the group pores over the various video tapes they've brought back, grappling with the latest Coffin Rock murders and whether or not the killer or killers is in their midst.

Jeff, the abovementioned tour guide character, who also sells Blair Witch memorabilia on the Internet, delivers a significant line in the film, explaining that while film lies, video doesn't. Is the truth out there?

BW2 GO

For discerning home video enthusiasts, one valuable aspect of DVD commentaries is the occasional insight into the intrusiveness of studio overseers. In the case of BW2, it's revealed that Berlinger was forced to intercut shaky-cam gore scenes throughout, something that was, in my opinion, the worst element of the film.

Another noteworthy DVD disclosure involves the fact that a striking shot over the November woods of Maryland, originally written with Sinatra's `Witchcraft' in mind, ended up being scored by Marilyn Manson's `Disposable Teens.' Two things probably account for the decision: the target demographic most likely wouldn't recognize or like the song, leaving them doubtful to buy the soundtrack; Marilyn Manson was called in to supervise the music, excluding of course the original score.

I actually purchased BW1 on video for some strange reason (charmed, I'm sure), but ended up quickly selling it on eBay after finding myself unable to suffer through it a second time. BW2, however, resides in my permanent collection.

A technological aspect of the DVD worth mentioning is the fact that the other side of the disk is a CD featuring the entire original score and a few of the soundtrack's more pop-related offerings.

PLEASANTLY MALODOROUS.

BW2 has been called many things, including a wretched waste of celluloid (not to mention videotape) and an unforgivable festival of clichés.

What it comes down to is this: BW2 is a movie that I hate to admit I loved. Although some performance and execution flaws might outweigh any uniqueness in the eyes of most viewers, for what it attempts to do -- in taking on the task of making a sequel that shouldn't have been made, defying many expectations along the way -- I give this box office flop a B--.

In case you missed BW2, or don't you feel you have the stomach for it, not to worry: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, the creative team behind the first Blair Witch, are reportedly working on BW3: the attack of the prequels.

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