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The Woods (2006)

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Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.

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Alice Fasulo
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Joe Fasulo
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Ms. Traverse
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Marcy Turner
Jane Gilchrist ...
Ms. Cross
Catherine Colvey ...
Ms. Leland
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Ms. Mackinaw
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Ann Whales
Cary Lawrence ...
Ms. Charevoix
Colleen Williams ...
Ms. Arbor
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The Sheriff
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School Nurse
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Barb (as Missy Altro)
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In 1965, after provoking a fire in a forest, the rebel teenager Heather Fasulo is sent to the boarding school Falburn Academy in the middle of the woods by her estranged mother Alice Fasulo and her neglected father Joe Fasulo. The dean Ms. Traverse accepts Heather in spite of the bad financial condition of her father. The displaced Heather becomes close friend of he weird Marcy Turner, while they are maltreated by the abusive mate Samantha Wise. During the nights, Heather has nightmares and listens to voices from the woods, and along the days she believes that the school is a coven of witches. When some students, including Marcy, simply vanish, Heather believes she will be the next one. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for horror violence and language, including sexual references | See all certifications »

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26 September 2006 (USA)  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This film, which sat on the shelf for nearly three years, caused M. Night Shyamalan to have to change the name of his 2004 film from "The Woods" to The Village (2004). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 05 mins) During the car accident scene, when Heather's mother is killed and her body is placed on the car's side, the global view from above given by the camera going progressively up reveals a numerical error or an omission: At the beginning of the global view, wood and branches can be seen going from the mother's legs, running against the car's wheel and going toward the road. Some branches put on the ground also are visible under the car. A few seconds later, while the camera goes up, the branches suddenly disappear. See more »

Quotes

Samantha: [Walks up to the table] Heard you been saying stuff behind my back, fire-crotch.
Heather: Now, Samantha, all I said was your breath smells like you've been drinking out of Ms. Mackinaw's douche bag, that's all.
[Samantha leans in threateningly]
Heather: I don't wanna kiss you, Samantha, so please, don't ask.
Samantha: No, you listen very closely, fire-crotch: We have a certain way of doing things aroung her and you better figure out what that way is or there are going to be serious consequences.
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References Suspiria (1977) See more »

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In the Quiet of the Night (aka the choir piece)
Composed by Jammes Luckett / Poperratic
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The subtlety of the film is what is scary!
19 August 2013 | by (Lille, France) – See all my reviews

The Woods is one such a movie you might watch forgetting what's around you it takes you right where it all takes place, the boarding school from the moment it begins. It is a story of an impudent, "gifted" girl in a repressive boarding school with it's own dark secret. Having been a fan of Lucky McKee, the way he portrays his female leads, for example, May (2002), this was another addition to his frail yet fatal characters. surrounding his leads is a tragedy, a woeful attraction. This film is one that would leave you in awe rather than scare or horror. it's a slow paced mood is enjoyable as lingering memories as if we experience it firsthand and not watching it as audience. The film is set in 60s and it remains loyal to its set up. The subtlety of the film is what is scary if you must!


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