The Woods
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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, Heather notices that slowly but surely the other students at the school have been vanishing,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A very good horror film with great performances, a tight story, and atmosphere that will keep audiences salivating."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Not a groundbreaking or innovative horror film, but contains many elements that make horror movies appealing: screaming schoolgirls, spooky forces of nature, stylish camerawork, a good sense of humor throughout ... and the presence of Bruce Campbell."
‑ Jette Kernion, Cinematical
"Lucky McKee's latest is not as singular as May, but it's still a solid flick."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"The actors obviously don't understand the material any more than we do, nor do they seem to care."
‑ Christopher Null,
""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."
‑ Brian Holcomb, Beyond Hollywood
"One of the most polished and inventive horror flicks of the still-ongoing year, a synthesis of classical supernatural and sexualized imagery that expands upon, rather than simply regurgitates, its celebrated predecessors."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"There's a lot to like about The Woods, but it never really takes root."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Derrière The Woods se cache sans l'ombre d'un doute un film d'horreur qui aurait pu facilement devenir un classique du genre."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"Never justifies the witches' tale it was spinning."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...a well-made yet thoroughly impenetrable horror flick.."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Those expecting a shock-a-minute gore-fest will most likely walk away scratching their head, but as a semi-homage to Dario Argento's Suspiria, The Woods is a creepy little winner."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"...leaves no doubt that there will be a rabid following for it."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson,
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