The Woods
The Woods (2006)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 26, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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

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Jette Kernion

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.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Lucky McKee's latest is not as singular as May, but it's still a solid flick.

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Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood

"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.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

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.

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Staci Layne Wilson

There's a lot to like about The Woods, but it never really takes root.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never justifies the witches' tale it was spinning.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-made yet thoroughly impenetrable horror flick..

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Scott Weinberg

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
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… More
Cast: Agnes Bruckner, Patricia Clarkson, Bruce Campbell, Lauren Birkell, Jane Gilchrist, Colleen Williams, Marcia Bennett, Rachel Nichols, Kathleen Mackey… More
Nicki Marie
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… More
Dean King
A very slow paced eerie horror. It has an ok cast with some well known faces, the idea and location seem a good setting. However this didn't live up to… More
Leigh Ryan
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… More
Wahida K
A Movie based upon real events. Very nice made.