There is an event called
a Blair Witch Hunt tour lead by a man
A group of college students at the Boston
College are fans of the original Blair
Witch movie decides to take the tour out
at the Black Hills of Burkittville,
Maryland to see if they find anything
unusual after the disappearance of those
3 students in 1994.
One of them owns a shack which is filled
with camera equipment in the woods. They
see hallucinations of ghosts and other
Some of the students behave unusual and
something supernatural has come with them
which leads to numerous cases of murder
In this sequel things looked interesting as there's some good camcorder takes on locals discussing the
3 students that disappeared as well as
interesting clips on news reporters too as I found this necessary to be put in the film to make it a true sequel even if these people aren't convincing.
There's a scene that's very painful to
watch taking place in a psych ward with a
doctor shoving a tube in Jeffrey
Peterson's nose. You're guaranteed to
cringe and look away. This moment looked genuinely twisted in every way.
Good camera shots focusing on Jeffrey sitting in a chair acting still with the Sheriff
questioning him as this leaves a mystery as to what the story unfolds from having a feeling the terror has happened and go from the start of everything.
There's a nice opening shot with a camera
zooming over a bunch of autumn tree's in a
Then when the story begins there's the gang going into the woods with great shots on Kim Diamond doing her stuff at a
bonfire as well as Erica Geersen doing
her wiccan spells looking peaceful. Plus some of the friends video tape one another as it leaves a nice toush on a somewhat found footage take although it doesn't carry on like that for the rest of the story that unfolds in this flick.
The next day after they wake up everyone realises that their stuff has been trashed which leaves great tension on what to do making things more mysterious to watch. It makes you wonder if the evil Blair Witch spirits are behind this mess.
Plus a shocking moment when a pregnant woman Tristen Ryler has a miscarriage and later on is a basket case after everyone carries on their mission the next day. This certainly was an attention grabber showing someone whom is dysfunctional and not being the same since this devastating incident.
There's a nice hallucination sequence
between Erica and Stephen Ryan Parker associating with one
another and then making out with each
other which looked quite natural and then Erica clawing him which makes
you wonder what the hell is going on
here. It made me think that maybe this was a hallucination sequence.
There's a good shot on town locals staring at the camera rolling
in and acting sleazy and mocking by a
corner store towards Kim Diamond. This certainly shows that the locals there aren't very welcoming which works in well.
A nice shot on Erica acting sleazy half naked walking away
from the small bridge leading to the
shack. Leaves a ghostly feel towards all of this and making you wonder as to what the hell she is doing.
The group of friends take a look at the found footage on what happened to their place before everything got scrapped with good shots on all the gang caught on camera doing some crazy
things by destroying their stuff at their
bonfire and doing chants etc. There are also nice scenes like Erica dancing around the forest caught on
camera. This for sure looked twisted and making you think that these people were either possessed doing this or a ghost playing tricks on them.
With the friends at a hideout in the woods looked entertaining to watch as well as them losing their sanity as well as Tristan losing it big time along with more hallucinations on ghostly moments here and there.
Then near the end the police show found footage of what happened and boy is it twisted by revealing them doing killings and stuff like that which was supposed to take place in what we previously watched but these people were innocent. More Blair Witch tricks. Very psychological while watching all of this unfold.
Bottom line: This sequel bombed
big time at the box office as well as to
the fans plus there was a prequel planned
but that was dropped due to the poor
ratings of this one. You may call me kooky, but I really
enjoyed this film. It was campy fun. It was alot of fun too but
can't make the film as scary like the
found footage one was.
I am extremely disappointed that the
prequel was dropped as I really wanted to
know the whole story behind Blair Witch.
I can understand why fans were upset with
this sequel though as it never had that
same effectiveness like the first one
Yet the story doesn't explain itself too
well towards the end as you wonder if it
was ghosts doing these tricks on the
students or were they possessed and did
them but thinking they were inncocent
with the madness the were arrested for
doing at the end of the film.
The acting is not
too bad but nowhere as believeable like
in the first one. I liked Kim Director's (Kim Diamond) role as a
Wiccan who was heavily into the gothic
side of things as she makes a perfect
presence to her part. Does well having an
attitude towards a store clerk when trying to pay for
her beer. Also did a natural job crying while
watching the footage of what she did both
of them denying they did what they saw
Donovan (Jeffrey Patterson) didn't seem to do much for
me as the head of the researchers
although he did seem okay as a typical
young adult trying to getting any info as
much as possible.
Stephen Barker Turner (Stephen Ryan
Parker) is perfect
with his serious and tense attitude
throughout the film and has the perfect
looks for the part to top it all off. A great reaction on him grabbing
onto the bridge when it collapses with
him freaking out. Was great freaking out after
seeing the footage on tape of what
happened toward the end of the film.
Erica Leerhsen (Erica Geerson) shows her stuff well
as a peaceful looking wiccan and then is
great with her twisted obsessions and
sleaziness too. She was great in a scene just losing it and then rocking
back and fourth bow legged doing a wiccan
chant over and over again.
Tristine Skyler (Tristen Ryler) seemed to have a real effective supporting role as a fellow who had a miscarriage and was believeable by acting depressed and being a typical basket case throughout all of this. She also was great crying or freaking out.
However supporting actor Lanny
Flaherty (Sheriff Cravens) is a little too
melodramatic as the county sheriff which
kinda ruins the story a bit. But he wasn't overly terrible and came well off on the camera within whatever he did as well as having the right looks for this kind of role.
Erica Leerson is nude often. One scene she dances
around outside in the woods.
Jeffrey Donovan is briefly nude as
The gore is really
fast as there's stabbings and chest
Also in the beginning a tube is shoved up
a students nose as they pour liquid in
The music was composed by Carter
Burwell as he has some good thumping
and beating type sounds along with the
odd wind effects. There's also a list of
songtracks by gothic groups like Marilyn
Manson as you hear his number
"Disposable Teens" during the opening
credits of the film which totally kicks
We also get "Lie Down" by P.O.D.
Good Hit Of The Summer" by Queens
of the Stone Age
"The Reckoning" by Godhead
"Haunted" by Poe
"Arc Arsenal" by At
"PS" by Project 86
"I'm a Doggy" by Marvin
"Streamlined" by Sunshine
"Old Enough" by Nickelback
"Mind" by System of a Down.
The gene pool is a little shallow here.
Dive in and you'll crack your skull open.
How many Heather Donahue's does it take
to screw in a light bulb? Just one!
How many Heather Donahues does it take to
screw in a light bulb?
Jeff: How many?
Stephen: [imitating Heather's
loud screaming from the first Blair Witch
movie] Just one! Just one of them!
[Erica finds a cache of video cameras
at Jeff's house] I thought all your
cameras got trashed.
Jeff: Yeah, well, you can never
have too many.
Stephen: Uh, Jeff, I think we've
had enough videotaping for one weekend.
Erica: Yeah, dude. Tour's over.
Jeff: Well, maybe the tour's just
begun, Erica, because you're walking into
the official Blair store. Come on in,
everybody. This is where it all begins.
This is the epicenter of the Blair Witch
Hunt website. Uh, let's see now... I got
my sticks. You can touch these, they're
for the stick men. Don't touch those,
those are drying. What else?
Tristen: Jeff, did you collect
these all in the Black Hills?
Jeff: Yeah, every single twig.
Over here, we've got a rock formation.
Oh, my God, who made that? Oh, I did
earlier. Over here, we've got Parr ruins
foundation dirt. That's a big item. I
sell that. T-shirts, and sweatshirts and
[hands Tristen a hat]
Jeff: Here, Tristen, that's for
Tristen: I feel better.
There was a Safeway a while back...
Jeff: That was in Burkittsville. I
never shop in Burkittsville. I don't even
We're all virgins on this tour bus!
May I have permission to take this leaf?
Ladies and gentlemen, that there is a
We brought something back with us...
Look, either you ring this stuff up or I
call your manager.
Girl: I am the manager!
Kim: Really, Well PEGGY! Could you
tell the bitch, at the front register to
do her goddamn job!!
I'm trying to find the energy...
Tristen: Of the grave?
Kim: To stand up. I'm exhausted,
I've been on the road for two days
They never should've let you out. You're
a long way from sane.
Donovan: You know, there's a lot of
nay Sayers who come and say nay.
Hey Elvira, I've got something you can
suck the blood outta.
Kim: Oh yeah? Whip it out.
If you don't believe in the Blair Witch,
then why the hell did you come along?
Kim: I thought the movie was cool.