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
Artisan Entertainment, who distributed the original movie, was keen to produce a sequel quickly, to take advantage of its predecessor's popularity. However, Haxan Films, the producers of the first film (which included original directors Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez), weren't comfortable working on a sequel so quickly, and preferred to wait until the hype had diminished a bit. Artisan (who had the rights) then decided to produce the sequel without Haxan Films. Myrick and Sanchez were given an executive producers credit, but both men later stated that they had very little creative input, and disliked the final film. See more »
Next to the front door of the factory there are several Maryland license plates hanging on the wall. All the plates are the same.
This is obviously just a license plate collection. See more »
Am I gonna have a problem with you too?
Ok then, lets go.
Look, either you ring this stuff up, or I call your manager.
I am the manager.
Well then... PEGGY!
[Flicks her nametag]
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Part of the end credits roll over some shaky camera work in the woods, put there to appease fans of the first film. See more »
'The Blair Witch Project' is, in my view, a near-masterpiece of the supernatural, and an audacious and thrilling leap into the dark in terms of popular movie-making technique.
You would think then, that its sequel couldn't possibly live up this high standard, wouldn't you?
And you would be absolutely right. 'Blair Witch 2' has about as much in common with its predecessor as 'Ishtar' does with 'Casablanca'. I won't even dignify it with an attempt to explain its plot. It has none of the atmosphere or suspense of the original, and doesn't even make a token effort to achieve it. It is utter Z-grade rubbish. I find it hard to imagine that the original producers or writers had anything to do with this follow-up, and if they did, they ought to be put in a bag full of owls.
Ghastly, idiotic rubbish. The only thing that frightens me about it is that some people probably prefer it to the original.
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