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Well, next week turned into a few weeks didn’t it. I was going to post last Friday, but do to a combo of being tired from work and not feeling well, that didn’t happen. Then I had a few reviews to write the next week. And then last Friday I was out of town. But it’s back this week with a follow up film to one I previously covered.
Witchouse II: Blood Coven (2000)
Director: J.R. Bookwalter
Writer: Douglas Snauffer
Staring: Ariauna Albright, Elizabeth Hobgood, Nicholas Lanier, Andrew Prine
When four unmarked graves are unearthed at an old house marked for demolition in Covington County. A universality professor and her students are called upon to identify the bodies in the graves. Too bad for them the bodies belong to Lilith LeFay and her Blood Coven. They begin interviewing local folks, Blair Witch style. Of course they warn the team off. During an experiment with Lilith's remains, her DNA gets into the prof’s blood. Oops! Bet you can guess what happens next. Yup, possession city. One by one, the students get taken over members of the coven. They plan on wreaking havoc on the town that killed them over 300 years ago. Can anybody remain unpossessed and stop them?
J.R. Bookwalter’s follow up to the first Witchouse is my favorite so far in the series. Still have to watch part three. So my opinion might change. It’s a fun mix of the usual “teens” in peril horror and a little dab of found footage horror. You can see Blair Witch’s influence all over this sucker. Before doing so was common place. The film opens with a cute Goth chick and her boyfriend getting killed while filming out in the woods. And there’s interview segments with the locals the feel very much like the ones from Blair Witch. Personally I wouldn’t have minded if they’d filmed the whole movie that way. I’m sure if it was made now it would have.
Overall a fun low budget horror outing. It’s nothing groundbreaking. But it's great for a Fall afternoon.