The Woods (2006)

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A teenage girl is drawn into the path of the unknown in this tale of terror. Heather (Agnes Bruckner) is a teenage girl whose father (Bruce Campbell) and mother take little interest in her. Heather's parents enroll her in a private boarding school for girls located deep in a remote forest; Heather isn't happy with this turn of events, and she doesn't get along well with her classmates or the head mistress, Ms. Traverse (Patricia Clarkson). As she struggles to make the best of her situation, … More

Rating: R (for horror violence and language, including sexual references)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: David Ross
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2006
Runtime:
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Cast


as Heather

as Ms. Traverse

as Joe Fasulo

as Samantha

as Alice Fasulo

as Marcy Turner

as Ms. Leland

as Ms. Mackinaw

as Ann Whales

as Ms. Charevoix

as Sheriff

as School Nurse

as Clara Thompson

as Headmistress

as Cafeteria Lady

as Girl No. 1

as Girl No. 2

as Girl No. 3

as Another Girl

as The Woods
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Critic Reviews for The Woods

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 2, 2012
New York Times
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Full Review… | February 29, 2012
Village Voice
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Full Review… | January 29, 2011
Variety
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Full Review… | January 25, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A very good horror film with great performances, a tight story, and atmosphere that will keep audiences salivating.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

"The Woods" plays like a classic Lewton film of the '40's, where the emphasis was on telling a good yarn without much ado and wrapping it up in a tightly wound 70 minutes.

Full Review… | April 20, 2008
Beyond Hollywood

Audience Reviews for The Woods

The performance by one and all the actors & actresses involved was top-notch. Wish I could say that about the movie's script too!!! While the movie wasn't great, it was relatively watchable. See it or miss, whatsoever you wish.

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familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

I have watched this twice now, and have changed my original rating from 3 1/2 to 4 stars. I think the first time I watched it I expected a standard horror movie, which this isn't.
I actually really enjoyed this second time around as I could appreciate it's subtleties a little more. Instead of pretty cardboard cut out teens with little background being terrorized, you have real characters here and the story takes time to build.
I was very impressed with Agnes Bruckner here as Heather - i had only seen her play the cute girl prior to this. And while she is still attractive here, it is in a more plucky and individual way - certainly she is outcast here and teased about her red hair.
Heather has been sent away to boarding school by her parents for misbehavior at her previous school. Her mother can't wait to get rid of her. She is offered a scholarship to this school, though she circles any old thing on her multiple choice quiz, which is the first clue that the beautiful, but creepy headmistress played wonderfully by Patricia Clarkson, wants her for some other reason than her brains!
This takes time to build up as you slowly get to know the girls, and by the time some of them start to disappear, you care about them.
Not an overly gory movie and the body count is fairly low for this genre, but I don't necessarily call that a bad thing. There are plenty of scares and creepy moments here.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Figured out the ending way early. Watched mostly due to Patricia Clarkson being in it, but it wasn't scary or even the least bit creepy to me. Could have spent the time doing better things.

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Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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