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Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  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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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 (kchishol@rogers.com)

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

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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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Not Quite As Good As the First
17 April 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (1999)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Sequel to PARADISE LOST: THE CHILD MURDERS AT ROBIN HOOD HILLS takes a look at what has happened in the years since the film aired on HBO. We get interviews with the three convicted of the crime, some of their family members and a couple people working on the case but the majority of the people from the original film declined to be interviewed this time around. The exception is Mark Byers, the stepson of one of the victims who has been labeled by many to have been the real killer. The documentary really focuses on him, the mysterious death of his wife and everything that has happened since the trial. There's no question that the majority of the 130-minute running time is dedicated to Byers and the film really plays out as a mystery as more and more doubt is placed on him. As those familiar with the first film will remember, there was bits and pieces of clues that shined a spotlight on him but this film goes even further with many throwing out accusations that he killed the kids as well as his wife. As with the first film, Byers comes across as someone who isn't all there and his visual appearance makes you think he would be a killer but then the film catches you because the West Memphis Three were convicted because of their looks so by the viewer then putting down Byers because of his looks really isn't any better. Another strong point in this film is that a specialist is brought in to try and clear the three teens because he found what appears to be a bite mark on one of the victims and it's said that none of the three teens match up. PARADISE LOST 2 isn't quite as powerful as the first film simply because so many of those involved refused to be interviewed. This takes away some of the heart of the first film and the sadness. As a mystery film this here is great because you keep wondering who the killers are and then when you think you've gotten it figured out something changes and makes you realize that you're no closer than you thought. Of course, the film's finale has Byers sitting down for a lie detector test and I won't reveal the results here.


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