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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
(2000)
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Composed, Co-Performed, and Produced by:

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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(October 24th, 2000)
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Regular U.S. release. A song compilation inspired by the film was released one week prior.
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Buy it... if you have an immense amount of expendable income and think that you might actually be entertained by a mindless 40 minutes of atmospheric sound effects.

Avoid it... if you prefer not to indulge in a boring, not so scary, scrambled mess of aural unpleasantness.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #528
WRITTEN 10/24/00, REVISED 6/25/08
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Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2: (Carter Burwell) Greed versus art. Few would argue that the unconventional, low budget 1999 thriller The Blair Witch Project didn't have an artistic element to its construct. Even fewer would argue that its sequel the following year, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, wasn't spawned purely from greed. There have been countless terrible sequels to horror films in the last thirty years, but Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 is appropriately considered by many to be among the worst. Turning to more of a conventional, Hollywood style of filmmaking, the sequel lost all of the artistic sense of the first film, failing to draw on any of its popular creativity. In fact, none of the characters from the first film returns. Nor do the sparse technological production elements. Among the second film's failures was Artisan Entertainment's decision to go ahead and actually employ a traditional soundtrack in Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2. While composer Carter Burwell did a decent job of at least attempting to acknowledge the effectiveness of the minimal approach in his score for the sequel, the insertion of heavy metal songs in the finished product didn't win any style points. Burwell's assignment to Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was intriguing (if not surprising) for two reasons. Obviously, with the first film employing no score whatsoever, the hiring of a well-known composer for the sequel was an interesting move. In retrospect, an argument could be made that Burwell was faced with a no-win situation because, simply put, the fact that any score would exist in the sequel at all was a definite advance indicator that Hollywood was in the process of screwing things up. Secondly, because Burwell had proven his ability to create strange textures with unpredictable results, his take on the cult concept was worth a listen. With the popularity of the first film still in everyone's mind, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 received no less than the "two album treatment," with a Burwell-only score release hitting store shelves a week after the obligatory song compilation that only contributed to the demise of the film.



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Average: 1.47 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 40:40
• 1. Rock Water Wind (7:06)
• 2. Funny Farm (1:46)
• 3. Stream Dream (0:56)
• 4. Red Snow (4:22)
• 5. Wrong (1:00)
• 6. Still in the Hills (1:07)
• 7. Marked (2:57)
• 8. Barely (2:43)
• 9. Beasts (2:15)
• 10. Rain (1:35)
• 11. Hanging (3:28)
• 12. Shadow Dance (2:58)
• 13. The Truth? (7:56)

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