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The Woods (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  26 September 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Private School. Deadly Lessons. See more »


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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

Patricia Clarkson and Angela Bettis's second film together. They played mother and daughter in the television adaption of Stephen King's Carrie. 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

Ms. Traverse: [Ms. Mackinaw brings Heather into the office] What is this?
Ms. Mackinaw: Miss Fasulo attacked Miss Wise in the dining hall.
[Her head twitches]
Ms. Traverse: Is that so?
Heather: I didn't...
[she twitches intentionally]
Heather: ... attack anyone. I was just trying to defend myself.
[Ms. Mackinaw looks embarrassed and upset that Heather made fun of her twitch]
Heather: I'm sorry. I didn't meant to...
[Ms. Mackinaw twitches again and leaves angrily]
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Just Let Me Cry
Written by Mark Barkan (as Marcus Barkan), Ben Raleigh
Performed by Lesley Gore
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A forest fire
1 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"The Woods" is just another example of a film that seemingly seems to possess such potential but is let down by the directing and screenplay. It did seem that "The Woods" had an interestingly complex story, but unfortunately it was far too complex to actually tell to the audience, meaning that we are left confused and underwhelmed by the mixed up finale. "The Woods" however does boast atmospheric and creepy direction, (even though it does look as if it was more of a TV movie than an actual film) unfortunately, the story becomes confused and as twisted as the branches. However, it is intriguing and although it does let you down, it's worth a watch.


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