|Ariauna Albright||Professor Sparrow|
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Cult filmmaker J.R. Bookwalter (The Dead Next Door) directed this sequel to the 1999 shocker helmed by David DeCoteau under the pseudonym "Jack Reed." Much as the original aped 1987's Night of the Demons, this installment mimics The Blair Witch Project with a number of handheld camcorder shots and a similar approach. The plot concerns Professor Sparrow (Ariauna Albright) and her students, who are called to investigate the discovery of some unmarked graves by a construction crew planning a new shopping mall. The mall site just happens to contain a haunted house, where Prof. Sparrow and her students stay while they investigate the graves, the haunting, and a found videotape depicting the murder of a young couple in the nearby woods. As they dig deeper, interviewing the sinister town historian (Andrew Prine of The Miracle Worker and Grizzly) along with doing their own research, the group discovers information about an evil witch named Lilith who lived in the area. She was burned at the stake centuries before and has come back for revenge along with her bloodthirsty coven of red-eyed demons, leading to possessions, murders, and the obligatory twist ending. Bookwalter's atmospheric direction is a step up from the original, and paved the way for yet another sequel (Witchouse 3: Demon Fire) the following year.
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