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The Guilty Pleasures podcast heads back into the woods for “Blair Witch 2”, while our special guests make a case for this vexing sequel.

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “Nice film, shame about a sequel” podcast between Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 or The Wicker Tree. And by an absolutely whopping margin, you went with the former.
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Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy, we have a couple of great former guests joining us for this episode: 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 (SPOILER) they don’t quite gain a new convert, they do change his mind a little (getting him to increase his Letterboxd rating from 2 to 2 1/2). Scott also realizes, despite being utterly convinced he had watched the film back in the early 2000s, that may not be entirely true.

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 analysis (Yes, we know that’s 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 sucks.

Listen to Paddy Murphy’s previous appearances on Guilty Pleasures here and here, and listen to his original interview here. You can also listen to Graham Skipper’s original interview here.


Guilty Pleasures is a monthly spin-off show of the popular New Horror Express (NHE) podcast. Each month, NHE host Scott Murphy, alongside some former guests on the interview podcast, takes a deep dive into a 21st Century “Guilty Pleasure” horror movie as chosen by you the listener in an online poll (based on a particular theme).

Host Scott Murphy is a freelance journalist, reviewer and podcaster. He got into horror in his early teens and has not looked back since. As well as reviewing on New Horror Express, he currently writes reviews for The Wee Review and has previously written for Slimehouse TV, Subtitled Online and The 405.  His favourite horror movie is The Shining, and his favourite horror novel is Interview with The Vampire.

Be sure to tune in the first Saturday of every month for new episodes of THE GUILTY PLEASURES PODCAST on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

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