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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)

Desperate to cash-in on the phenomenal success of The Blair Witch Project, the studio decided to leave the original creative team behind in favor of their own vision. In an effort to capture the same aesthetic from the first film, they wrongly chose prolific documentarian Joe Berlinger for director. Their desperation is blatant as they greenlit his idea for a narrative meta-sequel commenting on the dangers of blurring the line between fiction and reality. Inevitably, the studio would fuck with the film anyway to create a more traditional horror film. The eventual product is degenerated into a confusing mess which has almost no ties to the source material. The plot is more of a feeble dead-teenager slasher than any kind of societal meditation. The characters have no depth and are merely generic archetypes. This is arguably an even bigger disappointment than the original. 

1 delusion out of 5

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