Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Documentary  |  12 March 2001 (USA)
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Byers ...
Herself (archive footage)
Norris Deajon ...
Tim Sullivan ...
Himself (archive sound)
Chris Worthington ...
John Mark Byers ...
Kathy Bakken ...
Burk Sauls ...
Himself (as Jessie Miskelly)
Debra Shue ...
Grove Pashley ...
Anna Masek ...
Ruth Carter ...
Bill Pritcherson ...


In 1994, three nonconformist boys in West Memphis, Arkansas were convicted for a horrific triple child murder. However, the original film shows how questionable evidence and a prejudiced community instead led to an apparent miscarriage of justice. The producers return to West Memphis to meet the Three again and the grassroots movement that has arisen to exonerate the Three. However, the father of one of the victims, John Mark Byers, is profiled as well as he belligerently asserts the three's guilt even as new evidence and his own criminal record draws suspicion on himself. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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The only film of the trilogy to be a TV project instead of receive a theatrical release. See more »


At one point the on-screen date for a trial scene is listed as January of 1993. The murders didn't occur until May of that year. See more »


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Great, sad Documentary
25 September 2001 | by (Boston, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie just over a week ago and after watching it I didn't sleep. I HAD to find out more so I visited the website for more, obviously biased, information. I can't believe that three young men can be locked up for murder (2 for life and one on death row) for this crime. Anyway, about the film. I found the crime photos pretty disgusting but I thought they were presented well, no full screen close up shots but you could see all you wanted to none the less while also being able to avert your eyes a little. I haven't viewed the first film by HBO so I can't compare the two but this one seems to present more, new evidence. I think the bite marks are the most promising pieces of evidence. If it wasn't one of the men in jail who bit the boy(s), who did? Was there a fourth person or was there a different killer(s) altogether? I have no doubt in my mind that the powers that be have to get x-rays of Mark Byers teeth before he had them surgically removed in 1997 and compare them with the bite marks.

Sorry, I keep wandering into the case and off the topic of the film. Watch this film! Prepare to be upset. Prepare to be outraged. Watch it with an open mind and I think you'll fail to find words to describe how a legal abomination such as this can happen in this day and age. I don't expect a 3rd film but I am following the case very closely for sure.

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