Welcome back to our ongoing Guilty Pleasure’s bonus series! A series we begun as part of our friends Bloodhound Pix #HorrorNotFear campaign which has now ended. But the show rolls on now that we are a firm fixture at the Morbidly Beautiful network. So expect to keep getting your monthly dose of 21st Century horror guilty pleasures!
We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “Nice film, Shame about the sequel” podcast between “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2” or “The Wicker Tree.” And by an absolutely whopping margin you went with the former.
Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy to dive into this one we have a couple of great former guests in the form of actor/writer/director Graham Skipper (“Sequence Break”) and director Paddy Murphy (“The Perished”).
Over the course of the episode you will mainly hear Graham and Paddy trying to convince Scott that “Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2” is actually a legit good movie despite its flaws. And while *SPOILERS* they do not make a new convert they do change his mind a little (getting him to increase his Letterboxd rating from 2 to 2 1/2). Also, Scott realises that despite being utterly convinced he had watched the film back in the early 2000s that he is now not so sure.
Elsewhere in the episode, we discuss the fabled Berlinger Cut extensively, get into just how mad and rushed the production on this was and accidentally provide some legit film anaylsis (Yes, we know not what you expect from this show. It won’t happen again). Plus, while the three of them could not agree on much they did all agree that the soundtrack for this movie rocks. Apart from Nickleback, Nickleback still suck.
Listen to Paddy Murphy’s previous appearances on the show here and here
Listen to Paddy Murphy’s original interview here
Listen to Graham Skipper’s original interview here