A meditation on horror movie conventions and THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, this sequel to the low-budget phenomenon proceeds from an intelligent take on the material and works through its conceits cleverly. But the whole is less than the sum of its
parts; it never actually coalesces into a movie. It opens with a BLAIR WITCH-fever recap constructed from snippets of real media coverage and interviews with beleagured "real life" Burkittsville, MD, residents. Native son Jeff Patterson (Jeffrey Donovan), who's doing a thriving business in witchy
tchotckes, has organized "The Blair Witch-Hunt," a guided tour of the Black Hills. His first group of BLAIR WITCH freaks comprises ...