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Don't Go in the Woods is sound advice, especially when there's a killer on the loose. First-time director Vincent D'Onofrio explores love, greed and ruthlessness in this twisted musical/horror hybrid, telling the story of a young band who heads to the woods to get away from their everyday lives in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to walk away from the trip with new tunes that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension. -- (C) Tribeca

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An undercooked, "Glee"-like hybrid of grating indie pop songs and forest slasher flick."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Dwarfed by the baroque camp of Brian De Palma's horror musical Phantom of the Paradise, Don't Go in the Woods is cozily resigned to its novelty niche but an affront to fans of the genres it bowdlerizes."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Outside of the proxy satisfaction it will give those who are dying to see the grim reaper let loose on the set of a very special episode of Glee, the pleasures of Don't Go in the Woods can't quite compensate for its straggly bits."
‑ Michelle Orange, Movieline
""Don't Go in the Woods" would be ideal for a 3 a.m. slot on MTV. A couple of decades ago."
‑ David DeWitt, New York Times
"It's a sloppy and rushed affair, built around shrug-worthy visuals, a recycled and clichéd plot, and forgettable performances."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Horror and musical lovers unite, have I got a movie for you!"
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Offers one good twist on the killer-vs.-campers concept, but otherwise is about as basic as it gets."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"Tethers together numerous indie-rock musical numbers with a backwoods-horror-film framework that's the definition of an afterthought."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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