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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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Storyline

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

Towards the end, when Dr. Fasulo is in the hospital, he talks to Ms. Traverse who is on his right side. In the next scene, Ms. Traverse walks over to his left side, but in close-up shots, he continues to look to his right side while talking to her. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Traverse: We have a certain way of doing things here. And you better find out what that way is or there will 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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"I'm a fire-crotch."
12 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you are looking for a bloody slasher flick, then look elsewhere, as this film is a spooky thriller along the lines of Dario Argento.

Agnes Bruckner, a superb young actress, plays a troubled teen whose mother puts her in a boarding school. It just so happens that she has special talents the headmistress (Patricia Clarkson - The Station Agent, The Green Mile, Pieces of April) and the other teachers are looking for.

Despite warnings from sexy Rachel Nichols, she is trapped and part of their diabolical scheme.

The suspense is tense throughout and it only gets bloody at the end. The acting is great and the tree effects are spectacular.


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