The Watcher in the Woods Reviews

April 14, 2020
Worth seeing as a genre film and the two ten year olds in front of me were gripped throughout. Maybe it's the first horror film for children.
June 19, 2019
It doesn't settle for cheap boring scares and or cheap gory scares.
March 26, 2019
This being an early Eighties Disney film, there aren't too many headless corpses lurking in the house and surrounding woods, but there are still some genuine shivers.
December 4, 2018
Watcher in the Woods is a first-class thriller, far superior to the usual run of frightened-girl, creepy house movies.
November 30, 2018
Even with a lackluster ending, The Watcher in the Woods is one of the more effective young adult horror pictures.
July 30, 2018
The Watcher in the Woods is a haunting, unusual film, steeped in a strange magic that's only enhanced by the dense thicket of rumour and myth that surrounds it.
December 28, 2004
Creepy later-Bette Davis tale.
August 3, 2004
Horror-Lite.
March 19, 2003
Decent but unsophisticated ghost story, best suited for young adults.
December 12, 2002
July 25, 2002
Fans of old-fashioned, atmospheric ghost tales will forgive the film's obvious faults, but even they will have a hard time generating much enthusiasm for the movie.