What it's about: The plot has been kept under wraps, but
it's presumably about more hauntings in a suburban setting, captured on
videotape, just like its out-of-nowhere hit predecessor.
Our take: Can lightning strike twice? A sequel was
... morefast-tracked to last fall's surprise smash chiller almost immediately, with
original director Oren Peli on board as producer and Tod Williams behind the
camera. The first film's stars, Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston, reportedly
make an appearance as well. But as the makers of "Blair Witch 2" can tell you, a phenomenon like this
is almost impossible to duplicate a second time. The rush to production and a
last-minute switch in directors doesn't instill confidence either. It may take
the paranormal to make this work.