Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 (2000)
Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 Plot Synopsis: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.
Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 (2000) Review
Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000) is an American mystery psychological thriller horror movie that is a sequel to The Blair Witch Project (1999). Director Joe Berlinger (Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004), Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996), Brother’s Keeper (1992)) failed miserably at executing this movie. I am not even sure why they made Blair Witch 2 since The Blair Witch Project (1999) was okay, but not much to talk about. The movie contains major sexual content, nudity, gore, violence, drug use, bad language, and a daunting storyline. They overdid it with the sexual scenes.
Stephen (Stephen Barker Turner - Seducing Charlie Barker (2010), The Warrior Class (2007), Satellite (2006)) and his wife Tristen (Tristine Skyler - Getting to Know You (1999), Cadillac Man (1990), All My Children (1970)) went to Burkittsville, Maryland. Pregnant Tristen is on a trip to research the Blair Witch for a book she is writing. Stephen and Tristen met with Wiccan Erica, psychic Kim and tour guide Jeffrey in November of 1999 to start their expedition. The group’s first stop was at the ruins of Rustin Parr’s house, and that is where they spent the night. The group woke up the next morning and cannot remember what happened the night before. Tristen and her husband woke up to find all of their research shredded. All the camera’s Jeffrey (Jeffrey Donovan - Burn Notice (2007), Hitch (2005), Changeling (2008)) placed around to capture strange occurrences while they were sleeping is destroyed. The group found the tapes which were not destroyed in the same spot the Blair Witch Project tape was found. As everyone is puzzled and tries to make sense of the situation, Tristen notices that she has miscarried.
After a few events, the group went to Jeffrey’s home that is mysteriously in the woods. Jeffrey lives in an old broom factory that has many surveillance cameras and entrance that has a bridge with a trench. The group starts going through whatever footage they have and found lot of hours to be missing. Things start to go bad, and Erica (Erica Leerhsen - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Wrong Turn 2: Dead End (2007), Mozart and the Whale (2005)) resorted to praying. Who is responsible for all the horrible things that are about to happen to the group?
The set was creepy and gave the movie the visuals of a scary movie. The acting was not good, and the storyline lacks jump scares. There were loud noises that do not fit well into the movie and then sudden appearances of ghostly figures that did not contain the spook factor. I would not recommend this movie for horror fans and non-horror fans to watch. The only connection I felt towards any of the characters was when Tristen miscarried.
- Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 Rating Scores
- Our Score: 4
- Overall Score: 2.90
- IMDB: 4.0
- MetaCritic: 1.5
- Rotten Tomatoes: 1.4
AKA: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure
Total Avg. Votes: 33,075
Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 Writers: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, Dick Beebe
Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 Director: Joe Berlinger
Production: Artisan Entertainment
Language: English, German