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Blackwoods (2001)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  10 May 2002 (USA)
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Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt ... See full summary »

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Matt Sullivan
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Dawn / Molly
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Jim
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Sheriff Harding
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Greg / Motel Clerk
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Tall Man / Dr. Kelly
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Pa Franklin
Janet Wright ...
Ma Franklin
Sean Campbell ...
Jack Franklin
Ben Derrick ...
John Franklin
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Billy / Man
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Waitress / Beth
Patricia Dahlquist ...
Mrs. Sullivan
Kate Robbins ...
Housekeeper / Paula
Nathaniel DeVeaux ...
Doctor (as Nathaniel Deveaux)
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Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt that he feels has altered his sense of reality, making Matt's life a mystery full of shadows and phantoms. Now, years later Matt goes away for weekend with his new girlfriend Dawn. After a wild session of lovemaking, Dawn goes for a walk. While she is away a strange man with an ax comes into the motel room and attacks Matt. After that incident Matt goes into the woods, looking for Dawn. There he encounters Dawn's family who tie him down and put him on trail for the murder of the girl years before. They find him guilty and he is sent back into the forest to be hunted down by the family. The deeper Matt runs into the forest the farther his mind is lost to the Blackwoods. Written by <krijn@hotmail.com>

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Tried... Convicted... HUNTED!


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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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When Matt is spying on Dawn and her family, the initial camera shot from outside the home displays Matt on the right side of the window. However, once the camera changes to a position inside the home, he is shown on the opposite (left) side of the window. The camera then shifts to show the family, and when Matt is almost caught for making a noise he is back on the original (right) side of the window again. See more »

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Permanent Vacation
Written by Zwerger / Brosda / Pado
Performed by I Saw Elvis
With Kind Permission of FMM Music Publishing
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Flawed and really troubling slasher
27 August 2012 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

On a road-trip to meet her family, a couple get sidetracked by the residents of a small-town community who are seemingly trying to kill him, but as he spends more time in the area, he begins to see the real reason behind their actions and tries to stop them before he comes to any harm.

There's a lot to dislike here as this was a really flawed entry. One of the biggest is that it's built around one of the most insipid and utterly moronic twists in the genre (it's not the worst, but man is it up there) that basically makes the entire film completely worthless, and when combined with an irritating belief that every single action scene must be shot in slow-motion combined with a camera angle that is so blurred and out-of-focus it's still impossible to tell what's going on. There's almost no gore or even kills happening on-screen and that it's more of a mystery than anything makes it nearly impossible to get into this one and really care since nothing happens. It's got his usual flare for gorgeous scenery, but that's about it here beyond the final chase through the woods which has a rather nice amount of action to it, but it's still too little too late to save this.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence and Brief Nudity


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