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.
No one just gets up one day and decides a new review of Blair Witch 2 needs to be written. I guess the planets must have aligned because this was on Showtime when I got up today, and my schedule isn’t exactly what I would call demanding.
There are literal goldmines of bad horror movies out there, some naturally elevate to the status of great by pure accident. Books of Shadows isn’t so lucky; it’s just bad.
Blair Witch 2 is as rushed and poorly written as anything you’re likely to watch. Thrown together quickly to ride the cash coattails of The Blair Witch Project, this one fails in every conceivable area.
Poorly written, terribly acted. without a moment of great dialogue, BW2 fails in all the typical ways. I’m ashamed to admit I saw this in the theaters, but I swear it was solely to help a friend further the chances of his date going well. His date went well if you were curious.
If you haven’t seen this in the last twelve years since it’s release, just go ahead and skip it. The only mildly entertaining aspect of Blair Witch 2 is Kim Director as the intense goth-girl, Kim Diamond.
Let’s face it, this movie is so bad that a busty chick in extra-black eye shadow isn’t going to change it’s doomed spiral. Bravo to Blair Witch Project creators, Myrick and Sanchez, for adding this glaring blemish to the franchise.