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Blackwoods (2001)

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
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Ma Franklin
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Jack Franklin
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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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10 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Blackwoods - Hetzjagd in die Vergangenheit  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Features Grand Theft Auto (1997) See more »

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Yearning
Written by Wieland / Bierler
Performed by Siamoon
With Permission of Devman Music Publishing/Arabella
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Blackwoods in mind
8 October 2003 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

Neat psychological thriller about a man who has a guilty past that just won't go away.

Matt, Patrick Muldoon, goes on a trip to the country with his girlfriend, Dawn, Keeger Tracy, to meet her parents and realizes that the place where they live is where he killed a girl in a car accident some time ago. Matt starts to relive that event over and over until it drives him out of his mind.

Good use of scenery and even better use of plot and actors by director Vwe Boll of how the minds subconscious is able to bring back events that we would like to forget. Released for video but as good as most films that have theatrical runs, with good supporting efforts by Michael Pare, Samantha Farris and of course Clint Howard as the off the wall motel clerk. The movie ends a bit confusingly but if you use your freeze or slo-mo button, of your DVD or video player, you'll see what really happened to Matt.

Terrific use of and manipulating the scenes by directer Boll in which Matt is in flashback and how those scenes mesh together in the end is what makes this made for video movie as good, or even better then most psychological thrillers that you would pay as much as ten dollars to see in the movie houses.


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