A friend and I just picked up the movie after a horrorthon and decided to give it a chance. Glad I did, though the beginning was a dumb in it's use of lighting, I think that overall it was a decent horror flick. Now I haven't seen the first Blair Witch so I can't compare, but there was something very eerie about this movie. The acting was enough to pass, and not much in angles, but there was a overwhelming sense of fear I had in the back of my mind. Book of Shadows did very well in my opinion. I try not to be a complete douchebag who compares all movies to legendary directors like Orson Welles, Steven Spielberg, etc. Point blank, I loved this movie. Yes it had it's number of flaws, but in the end I was able to forgive it. Good movie, give it a chance folks.