The Woods

2006

The Woods

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A psychological horror story that begins when a neglected teenager, named Heather, is dropped off by her parents at a remote all-girls boarding school deep in the forest. Watched over by sinister headmistress Ms. Traverse and her staff, Heather is tormented by her classmates and is desperate to go home. But when students start disappearing and she begins to have horrifying visions, Heather realizes that things at school are not quite what they seem. She only knows there's something out there in the woods -- and it won't be letting her leave anytime soon.

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  • Feb 23, 2014
    I always have hard times to review a Movie based upon real facts. The rating speaks for itself...I hope
    NaWie M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 14, 2010
    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.
    familiar s Super Reviewer
  • Aug 07, 2010
    Cast: Agnes Bruckner, Patricia Clarkson, Bruce Campbell, Lauren Birkell, Jane Gilchrist, Colleen Williams, Marcia Bennett, Rachel Nichols, Kathleen Mackey Director: Lucky McKee Summary: Set in 1965 in the buttoned-up world of an all-girls private boarding school, this horrifying tale features the acting chops of Oscar nominee Patricia Clarkson, who appears as the chilly headmistress. Based on the nightmarish visions she's been having since her arrival, new student Heather (Agnes Bruckner) knows that the woods surrounding the school aren't normal. And when her classmates begin disappearing, she has no choice but to investigate. My Thoughts: "I wouldn't say it's a scary flick, but its a bit creepy. Has some chilling moments. But it wasn't that great of a film for me. The acting was there, the scenery, and the big creepy house covered in vines. But what wasn't there was a strong story-line. It just felt really cheesy to me at times. Plus it didn't help how predictable it was. Would have liked it more if they explored Heathers, or even the teachers powers a bit more. So, not great, but worth seeing."
  • Jun 14, 2010
    I stumbled across this interesting supernatural thriller on IFC and was surprised by how creepy it was. Some of the scenes reminded me of "The Sixth Sense","The Faculty", "The Haunting of Molly Hartley" [which sucked], and the cult-classic "Evil Dead". Good performances all around - just name a few: Agnes Bruckner ["Blood and Chocolate", "Stateside"], Rachel Nichols ["P2"], Patricia Clarkson ["Shutter Island"], Laureen Birkell, and Bruce Campbell ["Burn Notice", "Evil Dead"]. Solid writing by newcomer David Ross ["The Babysitters"]. It wasn't particularly scary but it was atmospheric and had it's moments. The director Lucky McKee did a good job for the most part. Great cinematography and music. The tension was pretty thick but they didn't capitalize on it, the ending and some of the scenes leading up to it were kind of cheesy. Overall it's an entertaining supernatural thriller despite it's unoriginality and sub-par ending.
    Chosen 7 Super Reviewer

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