When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy.
Brandon Gerald Fuller,
Lauren Ashley Carter
Ten years ago Sarah Hathaway's gifted and troubled son, Thomas, ran away from their home in Los Angeles. Unable to deal with the doubt and guilt, Sarah's life slowly disintegrates ending in... See full summary »
Brooks Caldwell, (Cary Elwes) an erudite and handsome lawyer, seems to have it all: wealth, social status and a red hot career. His success is, in reality, a product of his marriage to his ... See full summary »
Scott C. Brown
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
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 »
When Samantha and Heather are in the woods, Samantha attempts to tell Heather about the school. During the first screen shot directed at Heather, Samantha can be heard speaking but her jaw is not moving. See more »
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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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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