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* {{Goth}}: Kim. Dresses in all black, and dark makeup, with a seemingly anti social personality. She bemoans the negative stereotypes of goths, and manages to be the most rational and down to earth in the group.

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* {{Goth}}: Kim. Dresses in all black, and dark makeup, with a seemingly anti social personality. She That being said, she bemoans the negative stereotypes of goths, and manages to be the most rational and down to earth in the group.


* {{Goth}}: Kim. Ironically, she ends up being the [[OnlySaneMan only sane girl]] most of the time.

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* {{Goth}}: Kim. Ironically, she ends up being Dresses in all black, and dark makeup, with a seemingly anti social personality. She bemoans the [[OnlySaneMan only sane girl]] negative stereotypes of goths, and manages to be the most of rational and down to earth in the time.group.

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* RewatchBonus: Several clues were dropped throughout the movie, as pointed out on the DVD:
** Numerous shots throughout the movie have words briefly flash across the screen. Put together they spell the sentence 'Seek Me No Further'. Seek flashes across the screen from the campfire, Me is spelled out on the ground as Erica lies on the grass, No is on the window as Erica and Steven talk at the table, and Further appears on the headstone when the group first meets Kim. Combined with Tristen's curious spoken backwards sentence, the complete message is "Seek me no further or the children will again walk free" - implying that if the protagonists didn't stop pursuing Elly Kedward then she would send the spirits of the murdered children to torment them even more.
** Kim steps over a man lying on the floor to get beer from the cooler in the grocery store. When she's talking to Peggy at the counter, there is no one on the floor. The man is an apparition of Rustin Parr, according to WordOfGod.


* TheFarmerAndTheViper: Erica sympathizes with Elly and tries to make contact with her, only for Elly to bring about her death.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Elly acts like this while possessing Tristen.



* NeverTrustATitle: No book of any kind is ever plot-important.

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* NeverTrustATitle: No book of any kind is ever plot-important. A "Book of Shadows" is a real life type of book containing religious text and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca, and in many pagan practices. It would be relevant to Erica in this regard, but she never mentions or is shown to have one.


* AlternateContinuity: Like many expanded universe media of the original film, this movie isn't considered in continuity with each other. In this case, this is referred to as an InUniverse dramatization of events set shortly after the original movie was released in Burketsville.



* AlternateContinuity: Like many expanded universe media of the original film, this movie isn't considered in continuity with each other. In this case, this is referred to as an InUniverse dramatization of events set shortly after the original movie was released in Burketsville.


* InNameOnly: Quite literally. Rather than being a re-tread of the first film, the sequel is about ''fans'' of the first film investigating the mythology of it.


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* MetaSequel: Rather than being a re-tread of the first film, the sequel is about ''fans'' of the first film investigating the mythology of it.


* NeverTrustATitle: No book of any kind is ever plot-important.



* SequelTheOriginalTitle: Inverted; the original title appears before the the "Blair Witch 2" part. Also an infamous example of the title having no bearing on what actually happens, as no book of any kind is ever plot-important.

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* SequelTheOriginalTitle: Inverted; the original title appears before the the "Blair Instead of being ''The Blair Witch 2" part. Also an infamous example Project 2: The Book of the title having no bearing on what actually happens, as no book Shadows'', it's ''The Book of any kind is ever plot-important. Shadows: Blair Witch 2''.


* AllThereInTheManual: Sort of. A Direct-To-TV tie-in mockumentary ''Shadow of the Blair Witch'' clarifies that this film is a dramatization of events that 'happened' in the Blair Witch universe, and has different actors playing the characters in this film. This film can be viewed [[http://vimeo.com/109251556 here.]]
* AnachronicOrder: We see snippets of the sheriff interrogating Jeff, Steven and Kim interspersed throughout the film - showing that ''something'' happened during their trip. There are also clips of the tourists being murdered at various points before and after it chronologically happens in the film.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Sort of. A Direct-To-TV tie-in mockumentary ''Shadow of the Blair Witch'' clarifies that this film is a dramatization of events that 'happened' in the Blair Witch universe, and has different actors playing the characters in this film. This film can be viewed [[http://vimeo.com/109251556 here.]]
here]].
* AnachronicOrder: We see snippets of the sheriff interrogating Jeff, Steven and Kim interspersed throughout the film - -- showing that ''something'' happened during their trip. There are also clips of the tourists being murdered at various points before and after it chronologically happens in the film.



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Peggy from the grocery store refuses to serve Kim based off her appearance, and it's later revealed Kim killed her]].
* AlternateContinuity: Like many expanded universe media of the original film, this movie isn't considered in continuity with eachother. In this case, this is referred to as an InUniverse dramatization of events set shortly after the original movie was released in Burketsville.

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Peggy from the grocery store refuses to serve Kim based off her appearance, and it's later revealed Kim killed her]].
her.]]
* AlternateContinuity: Like many expanded universe media of the original film, this movie isn't considered in continuity with eachother.each other. In this case, this is referred to as an InUniverse dramatization of events set shortly after the original movie was released in Burketsville.



* ChekhovsGun: Kim finds a nail file in her bag from the grocery store. [[spoiler: The security footage shows her using it to kill Peggy]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Kim finds a nail file in her bag from the grocery store. [[spoiler: The security footage shows her using it to kill Peggy]].Peggy.]]



* CruelTwistEnding: [[spoiler: Jeff, Kim and Steven murdered all the tourists in the woods, Erica, Peggy in the grocery store and eventually Tristen herself. Either they were under the influence of the Blair Witch or suffered a mass hallucination. The tape of Tristen's death shows her being cruelly murdered - at odds with what her death scene showed. Steven's last words are screaming that somebody had to have messed with the tape]].

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* CruelTwistEnding: [[spoiler: Jeff, Kim and Steven murdered all the tourists in the woods, Erica, Peggy in the grocery store and eventually Tristen herself. Either they were under the influence of the Blair Witch or suffered a mass hallucination. The tape of Tristen's death shows her being cruelly murdered - -- at odds with what her death scene showed. Steven's last words are screaming that somebody had to have messed with the tape]].tape.]]



** Jeff is The Cynic - only out to make a profit from the Blair Witch hysteria.
** Erica is The Optimist - who feels empathy for Elly Kedward for being persecuted.
** Steven is The Realist - believing entirely in objectiveness and decisiveness.
** Kim is The Apathetic - she represents the outsider mentality of the Blair Witch hysteria.
** Tristen is The Conflicted - as the one who may or may not be possessed by the witch.

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** Jeff is The Cynic - -- only out to make a profit from the Blair Witch hysteria.
** Erica is The Optimist - -- who feels empathy for Elly Kedward for being persecuted.
** Steven is The Realist - -- believing entirely in objectiveness and decisiveness.
** Kim is The Apathetic - -- she represents the outsider mentality of the Blair Witch hysteria.
** Tristen is The Conflicted - -- as the one who may or may not be possessed by the witch.



* MindScrew: [[spoiler: It's left open whether or not Kim, Steven and Jeff were possessed by the Blair Witch when they murdered everyone. Or if they just had a shared delusion brought on by the hysteria of the legend. Or if something completely different happened and the witch messed with the tapes again]].
* NonIndicativeTitle: Besides the faint connection to Blair Witch, there's no Book of Shadows to be seen. It was tacked on by the studio but does have some Wiccan connection[[note]]A Book of Shadows is essentially a witch's diary - where she puts her spells and power thoughts into. The tapes which provide the answers to what happened would therefore be the proverbial Book of Shadows for the characters.[[/note]]

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* MindScrew: [[spoiler: It's left open whether or not Kim, Steven and Jeff were possessed by the Blair Witch when they murdered everyone. Or if they just had a shared delusion brought on by the hysteria of the legend. Or if something completely different happened and the witch messed with the tapes again]].
again.]]
* NonIndicativeTitle: Besides the faint connection to Blair Witch, there's no Book of Shadows to be seen. It was tacked on by the studio but does have some Wiccan connection[[note]]A connection.[[note]]A Book of Shadows is essentially a witch's diary - -- where she puts her spells and power thoughts into. The tapes which provide the answers to what happened would therefore be the proverbial Book of Shadows for the characters.[[/note]]



* RetGone: A part of the MindScrew. When Erica disappears, they try to call her parents, only to hear they never had a child which begs the question of how they had a frikkin' number to call.

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* RetGone: A part of the MindScrew. When Erica disappears, they try to call her parents, only to hear they never had a child which begs the question of how they had a frikkin' number to call.



** The [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Thorn symbol]] appears and is marked on the protagonists, but here it has a different meaning. [[note]] In ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' in means they are under the thorn curse, here it means that they've been touched by the Witch and are next to die. [[/note]]

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** The [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Thorn symbol]] appears and is marked on the protagonists, but here it has a different meaning. [[note]] In ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' in means they are under the thorn curse, here it means that they've been touched by the Witch and are next to die. die.[[/note]]

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* AlternateContinuity: Like many expanded universe media of the original film, this movie isn't considered in continuity with eachother. In this case, this is referred to as an InUniverse dramatization of events set shortly after the original movie was released in Burketsville.


It won a Golden Raspberry for "Worst Remake or Sequel", and two Stinkers - the "Worst Remake or Sequel", and the "Remake or Sequel Nobody Was Clamouring For".

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It won a Golden Raspberry for "Worst Remake or Sequel", and two Stinkers - the "Worst Remake or Sequel", and the "Remake or Sequel Nobody Was Clamouring For".


* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: Played with. Tristen is pregnant and drinks on the first night with everyone else.
* RetGone: A part of the MindScrew. When Erica disappears, they try to call her parents, only to hear they never had a child.

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* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: Played with. Tristen is pregnant and drinks and smokes on the first night with everyone else.else, but you can hardly say she went light on it.
* RetGone: A part of the MindScrew. When Erica disappears, they try to call her parents, only to hear they never had a child.child which begs the question of how they had a frikkin' number to call.


* MindScrew: [[spoiler: It's left open whether or not Kim, Steven and Jeff were possessed by the Blair Witch when they murdered everyone. Or if they just had a shared delusion brought on by the hysteria of the legend]].

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* MindScrew: [[spoiler: It's left open whether or not Kim, Steven and Jeff were possessed by the Blair Witch when they murdered everyone. Or if they just had a shared delusion brought on by the hysteria of the legend]].legend. Or if something completely different happened and the witch messed with the tapes again]].


* LargeHam: Dear lord, the Sheriff. He was one "I hate that rabbit!" away from being Yosemite Sam.

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* LargeHam: Dear lord, the Sheriff. He was one "I hate hates that rabbit!" away from being Yosemite Sam.


A group of friends go into the woods to research the Blair Witch for a book, but run into horrific and bizarre occurences as they seem to fall victim to possession one by one.

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A group Five fans of friends go the original ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'' journey into the woods near Burkittsville to research investigate the Blair Witch for a book, but run into horrific hysteria and bizarre occurences as mystery surrounding the film. After a night of heavy drinking, they seem to fall victim to possession one by one.
wake up with no clue of what happened. Or what they may have done.



* AllThereInTheManual: Sort of. A Direct-To-TV tie-in mockumentary ''Shadow of the Blair Witch'' clarifies that this film is a dramatization of events that 'happened' in the Blair Witch universe, and has different actors playing the characters in this film. This film can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/109251556
%%* CreepyChild

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* AllThereInTheManual: Sort of. A Direct-To-TV tie-in mockumentary ''Shadow of the Blair Witch'' clarifies that this film is a dramatization of events that 'happened' in the Blair Witch universe, and has different actors playing the characters in this film. This film can be viewed here: http://vimeo.com/109251556
%%* CreepyChild
[[http://vimeo.com/109251556 here.]]
* AnachronicOrder: We see snippets of the sheriff interrogating Jeff, Steven and Kim interspersed throughout the film - showing that ''something'' happened during their trip. There are also clips of the tourists being murdered at various points before and after it chronologically happens in the film.
* ArcWords: "Video never lies."
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Peggy from the grocery store refuses to serve Kim based off her appearance, and it's later revealed Kim killed her]].
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Tristen (blonde), Kim (brunette) and Erica (redhead).
* ChekhovsGun: Kim finds a nail file in her bag from the grocery store. [[spoiler: The security footage shows her using it to kill Peggy]].
* CreepyChild: Ghostly apparitions of the children that Elly Kedward killed appear throughout the film. A hidden message in the film suggest that Elly's ghost controls them and let them loose to torment the protagonists.
* CruelTwistEnding: [[spoiler: Jeff, Kim and Steven murdered all the tourists in the woods, Erica, Peggy in the grocery store and eventually Tristen herself. Either they were under the influence of the Blair Witch or suffered a mass hallucination. The tape of Tristen's death shows her being cruelly murdered - at odds with what her death scene showed. Steven's last words are screaming that somebody had to have messed with the tape]].
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Tristen apparently suffers from this at the Blair Witch's influence, but the ending reveals that the other protagonists also suffered this.]]



* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Tristen apparently suffers from this at the Blair Witch's influence, but the ending reveals that the other protagonists also suffered this.]]

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* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: Tristen apparently suffers FourPhilosophyEnsemble:
** Jeff is The Cynic - only out to make a profit
from this at the Blair Witch's influence, but Witch hysteria.
** Erica is The Optimist - who feels empathy for Elly Kedward for being persecuted.
** Steven is The Realist - believing entirely in objectiveness and decisiveness.
** Kim is The Apathetic - she represents
the ending reveals that outsider mentality of the other protagonists also suffered this.]]Blair Witch hysteria.
** Tristen is The Conflicted - as the one who may or may not be possessed by the witch.



* InNameOnly: It's not a found footage movie, it has none of the same settings or characters and has actual ghosts when BlairWitch only implied them. It's basically a completely different movie with some BlairWitch references tacked on.

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* InNameOnly: It's not Quite literally. Rather than being a found footage movie, it has none re-tread of the same settings or characters and has actual ghosts when BlairWitch only implied them. It's basically a completely different movie with some BlairWitch references tacked on.first film, the sequel is about ''fans'' of the first film investigating the mythology of it.



%%* MindScrew
* NonIndicativeTitle: Besides the faint connection to Blair Witch, there's no Book of Shadows to be seen.

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%%* MindScrew
* MindScrew: [[spoiler: It's left open whether or not Kim, Steven and Jeff were possessed by the Blair Witch when they murdered everyone. Or if they just had a shared delusion brought on by the hysteria of the legend]].
* NonIndicativeTitle: Besides the faint connection to Blair Witch, there's no Book of Shadows to be seen. It was tacked on by the studio but does have some Wiccan connection[[note]]A Book of Shadows is essentially a witch's diary - where she puts her spells and power thoughts into. The tapes which provide the answers to what happened would therefore be the proverbial Book of Shadows for the characters.[[/note]]
* OneDrinkWillKillTheBaby: Played with. Tristen is pregnant and drinks on the first night with everyone else.



* ShoutOut: The [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Thorn symbol]] appears and is marked on the protagonists, but here it has a different meaning. [[note]] In ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' in means they are under the thorn curse, here it means that they've been touched by the Witch and are next to die. [[/note]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
The [[Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers Thorn symbol]] appears and is marked on the protagonists, but here it has a different meaning. [[note]] In ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' in means they are under the thorn curse, here it means that they've been touched by the Witch and are next to die. [[/note]][[/note]]
** There are several plot-relevant ones to classic horror films; Kim biting the owl is to ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'', Erica spinning around the tree is to ''Film/TheEvilDead'', the dogs barking is to ''Film/TheOmen1976'' and playing the tapes backwards is to ''Film/TheExorcist''. According to the director, it's to show that the characters are so obsessed with media that they've started having hallucinations about it.



* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: The three main characters that are left murdered several people.]] Can be subject to either FridgeLogic or PlotHole if you think about it too much.

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* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: WhatDidIDoLastNight: The three main characters that are left murdered several people.]] Can be subject wake up hung over, Tristen and Steven's notes and research torn up and the equipment destroyed. A key plot point is rewatching the video tapes to either FridgeLogic or PlotHole if you think about it too much.
find out what they did.

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