Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is a 2000 American psychological horror film directed and co-written by Joe Berlinger and starring Jeffrey Donovan, Kim Director, Tristine Skyler and Erica Leerhsen. The film was released on October 27, 2000 in North America. It is the sequel to successful 1999 film The Blair Witch Project
Plot[edit | edit source]
As it follows the twisted path traveled by five people fixated on "The Blair Witch Project," "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2" journeys into a dark and dangerous place where the line between truth and fiction blurs and perhaps vanishes altogether. Individual perception grows increasingly untrustworthy as the film's protagonists find themselves caught in a vortex of unspeakable evil, the origins of which human or supernatural remain chillingly uncertain.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Kim Director as Kim Diamond
- Jeffrey Donovan as Jeffrey Patterson
- Erica Leerhsen as Erica Geerson
- Tristine Skyler as Tristen Ryler
- Stephen Barker Turner as Stephen Ryan Parker
- Lanny Flaherty as Sheriff Ronald Cravens
- Lauren Hulsey as Eileen Treacle
- Raynor Scheine as Rustin Parr
- Kennen Sisco as Peggy
- Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard appear in archival footage as fictionalised versions of themselves.
Reception[edit | edit source]
Critical response[edit | edit source]
Critical reaction to Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 upon release was overall negative. As of January 2015, it holds a 13% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 105 reviews. Metacritic reported, based on 34 reviews, an average rating of 15 out of 100, indicating "overwhelming dislike". Additionally, Book of Shadows was nominated for five Razzie Awards, including "Worst Picture" (which the original 1999 film was nominated for), and won for "Worst Remake or Sequel".
Sequel[edit | edit source]
On September 2, 2009, Ed Sánchez and Daniel Myrick announced their intent to produce Blair Witch 3. The film would be a direct sequel to the first film, would potentially contain the actors from the first film in some context, and would not reference any of the events from Book of Shadows. In 2011, Sánchez remarked that further development on a sequel depended on getting Lionsgate to approve the idea and for his and Myrick's schedule to match up. The film went into development hell.