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The Woods -- Patricia Clarkson, Agnes Bruckner, and Bruce Campbell star in this horror story about a teenager dropped off at a remote all-girls school deep in the forest. As her classmates start to disappear, the teenager begins to suspect that things are not what they appear to be at the school and that there is something in the forest.
The Woods -- 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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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Agnes Bruckner ... Heather Fasulo

Emma Campbell ... Alice Fasulo

Bruce Campbell ... Joe Fasulo

Patricia Clarkson ... Ms. Traverse

Lauren Birkell ... Marcy Turner
Jane Gilchrist ... Ms. Cross
Catherine Colvey ... Ms. Leland

Marcia Bennett ... Ms. Mackinaw

Rachel Nichols ... Samantha Wise

Kathleen Mackey ... Ann Whales
Cary Lawrence ... Ms. Charevoix
Colleen Williams ... Ms. Arbor

Gordon Currie ... The Sheriff

Jude Beny ... School Nurse

Melissa Altro ... Barb (as Missy Altro)
Maia Balestriri ... Jen (as Maïa Balestrieri)

Maggie Castle ... Tracy
Amber Cull ... Mara
James Bradford ... Doctor

Ivana Shein ... Clara Thompson

Leslie Cottle ... Headmistress
Anna Fuerstenberg ... Cafeteria Lady
Melissa Carter ... Girl #1 (as Mellisa Carter)
Stéphanie Breton ... Girl #2 (as Stephanie Breton)

Elana Dunkelman ... Girl #3
Alissa Amato ... Another Girl (as Alissa APA)

Alex Bisping ... Orderly (as Alexander Bisping)

Elizabeth Marleau ... Other Girl

Angela Bettis ... Voice in the Woods (voice)
Linda Pine ... Mara (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Kennedy ... Witch Girl (uncredited)
Li Li ... Asian Student (uncredited)
Jammes Luckett ... Volleyball Girl (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucky McKee 
Writing credits
David Ross (written by)

Produced by
Bryan Furst .... producer
Sean Furst .... producer
Marco Mehlitz .... executive producer
Michael Ohoven .... executive producer
Randy Ostrow .... executive producer
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Frizzell 
Cinematography by
John R. Leonetti (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Dan Lebental 
Joel Plotch (co-editor)
Casting by
John Papsidera 
Production Design by
Dan Leigh 
Art Direction by
Raymond Dupuis 
Set Decoration by
Louis Dandonneau 
Jean-Marie Francoeur 
Costume Design by
Aline Gilmore 
Makeup Department
Annick Chartier .... make-up department head
Marie-Eve D'Amour .... daily makeup artist (as Marie-Eve d'Amour)
Nelson Dacosta .... special makeup effects artist (as Nelson Da Costa)
Georgette Drouin .... daily hair stylist
Bruno Gatien .... special makeup effects artist
Emilie Gauthier .... daily makeup artist
Bunny Hamelin .... daily hair stylist
Richard Hansen .... daily hair stylist
Tahira Herold .... daily makeup artist (as Tahira M. Herold)
Manon Joly .... hair stylist
Gaétan Landry .... daily hair stylist (as Gaetan Landry)
Jonathan Lavallée .... special makeup effects artist (as Jonathan Lavallee)
Ludevieve Lepage .... daily makeup artist
Joëlle Monty .... daily hair stylist (as Joelle Monty)
Adrien Morot .... special makeup effects supervisor
Johanne Paiement .... key hair stylist
Jenny May Quinn .... daily hair stylist
Mario St-Louis .... daily hair stylist
George Tucci .... special makeup effects artist
Fanny Vachon .... first assistant makeup artist
Fanny Vachon .... makeup artist
Sylvania Yau .... special makeup effects artist
Christine Larocque .... wig maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Ronald Gilbert .... unit production manager (as R.J. Gilbert)
Pierre Guay .... assistant unit manager
Geneviève Lussier .... assistant unit manager (as Genevieve Lussier)
John Bard Manulis .... chief executive officer: Visionbox Media Group (as John Manulis)
Chris Miller .... post-production supervisor: Visionbox Media Group
Randy Ostrow .... unit production manager
Gilles Perreault .... unit manager (as Gilles Perrealt)
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... unit production manager
Lulu Zezza .... post-production supervisor: Visionbox Media Group
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stéphane Byl .... second second assistant director
Manon Célestin .... daily third assistant director (as Manon Celestin)
Genevieve Doyon .... second assistant director: second unit
Anna Ferenczi .... daily third assistant director
Richard L. Fox .... first assistant director
Allison Johnston .... second assistant director
Roxanna Macedo .... first assistant director: second unit (as Roxanna Macebo)
Natalia Ortelli .... third assistant director (as Natalie Ortelli)
Elliot Lewis Rosenblatt .... second unit director
Théo Thivierge .... second assistant director (as TYheo Thivierge)
Art Department
Andy Aitken .... sculptor
Jean-Marc André .... sculptor
Serge Archambault .... paint foreman
Elisabeth Bastien-Siry .... assistant property master
Chrystian Beaudoin .... sculptor
John-Michael Bellamy .... graphic artist (as John Michael Bellamy)
Charles-André Bertrand .... property master
Martin Blais .... head carpenter
Laurent Bonnet .... sculptor (as Laurent Bonet)
Marie-José Bégin .... sculptor
Martin Chalifoux .... construction foreman
Yves Champagne .... greens person
Stephen Craig .... scenic painter
Louis Dandonneau .... set dresser
Maryse De Lottinville .... draftsperson
Chantal Deshaies .... sculptor/plasterer
Alain Desroches .... sculptor
Derek Doucette .... scenic painter
Hugues Gaudreault .... swing gang
Stephen Gilbert .... set dresser
Sylvie Landy .... scenic painter (as Sylvie Landry)
Ian Lavoie .... property master
Paul Le Maire .... set dresser
David Lévesaue .... greensperson (as David Levesque)
François Martin .... key greensperson
Vanessa Menendez .... storyboard artist
Russell Moore .... set designer (as Russell D. Moore)
Jocelyne Pronovost .... greens person
Pascale Reiher .... art department coordinator
Gilles St. Amand .... sculptor/plasterer (as Giles St-Amand)
Scott Thompson .... sculptor
Annie Verdon .... sculptor
Sound Department
Kevin E. Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer (as Kevin Carpenter)
John T. Cucci .... foley artist (as John Cucci)
Ronald Eng .... supervising sound editor (as Ron Eng)
Tammy Fearing .... adr editor
Dana LeBlanc Frankley .... assistant sound effects editor
Mark Gordon .... dialogue editor
Claude Hazanavicius .... sound mixer
Marc Hazanavicius .... boom operator
Carol Lewis .... supervising adr editor
Jon Michaels .... assistant sound effects editor (as John Michaels)
B. Nichole Navar .... sound production assistant (as Nichole Navar)
Genevieve Normond .... sound assistant
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Willard Overstreet .... supervising foley editor
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Andy Potvin .... sound consultant: Dolby stereo
Gary Ritchie .... sound recordist
Brian Smith .... adr recordist
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Steve Tushar .... sound effects editor
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Jeremiah Clifton .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Diana Flores .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Dave Lopez .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Andy Antoine .... special effects assistant
Dana Campbell .... special effects technician
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator
Mike Cozens .... special effects technician (as Mike Couzens)
Marc Reichel .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ryan Storm .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Greg Astles .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Dave Bachelor .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Ian Britton .... digital compositor: in association with ICVFX
Pauline Burns .... visual effects project manager: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Patrick Coffey .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Keith Cooper .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jon Cowley .... 3D supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Peter Dydo .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Mohammad Ghorbankarimi .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Raymond Gieringer .... visual effects creative advisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Michael Hatton .... visual effects technical advisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Peter Hunt .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Val Keller .... visual effects assistant editor
Louis Kim .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lev Kolobov .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jason Kolodziejczak .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Wendy Lanning .... visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Ethan Lee .... 3D technical director: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Mai-Ling Lee .... 3D lead character artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Sam Lee .... digital fusion compositing artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Margarida Leong .... 3D lead character artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Kenneth Littleton .... digital compositor: LaserPacific
Jason Maher .... 3D lead character artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Jim Maxwell .... digital matte artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Lon Molnar .... visual effects supervisor: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Eric Osmond .... visual effects editor
Darcy Reno .... systems administrator: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (as Darcy Bangsund)
Brian Shows .... digital intermediate supervisor
Leonardo Silva .... 3D artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Wayne Traudt .... 3D lead character artist: Intelligent Creatures Inc.
Diane Wright .... digital compositor: LaserPacific
Steve Wright .... digital compositor: LaserPacific
Berj Bannayan .... software engineer: Soho VFX (uncredited)
Graham Cunningham .... digital artist: ICVFX (uncredited)
Mark Della Rosa .... 3D animator: Soho VFX (uncredited)
Marc Fortin .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (uncredited)
Michael Kowalski .... visual effects producer: Soho VFX (uncredited)
Danny Lee .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel Lu .... 3D modeller: Soho VFX (uncredited)
Allan Magled .... visual effects supervisor: Soho VFX (uncredited)
Mike Mombourquette .... digital compositor: Soho VFX (uncredited)
Scott Riopelle .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (uncredited)
Keith Sellers .... 3D animator: Soho VFX (uncredited)
Clancy Silver .... digital compositor: Intelligent Creatures Inc. (uncredited)
Michael Wile .... technical director: Soho VFX (uncredited)
Diane Wright .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite/Laser Pacific (uncredited)
Marc Désourdy .... stunt coordinator
Candide Franklyn .... stunt coordinator
François Gauthier .... stunt double: Sheriff (as Frank Gauthier)
Brad Hruboska .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Kerton .... stunt double: Joe
Kathryn Kostlivy .... stunt double: Samantha (as Katryn Kostlivy)
Héléna Laliberté .... stunt double: Alice/Mrs. Mackinaw (as Helena Laliberté)
Karine Lemieux .... stunt coordinator
Martin Williams .... head stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Amyot .... chief lighting technician
Claude Beauchamp .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Philippe Bossé .... additional still photographer
Jerome Bouchard .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Jérome Bouchard)
Danny Bourque .... lighting technician
Francis Charlebois .... technician: power pod
Rod Crombie .... Steadicam operator
René Daigle .... camera operator: "b" camera
René Daigle .... director of photography: second unit (as Rene Daigle)
Jean-François Dasylva-LaRue .... grip
Pierre Daudelin .... electrician: second unit
Pierre Daudelin .... lighting technician
Sylvain Desormeaux .... lightboard operator
Sylvaine Dufaux .... camera operator: "b" camera
Claude Fortin .... second company grip
Candide Franklyn .... Steadicam operator
Julie Garceau .... video assist operator
George Haryszyn .... generator operator (as George Hryszyn)
Brad Hruboska .... Steadicam operator
Brad Hruboska .... b camera steadicam
Jean Kavanagh .... second assistant camera
Soupharak Keoborakoth .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jan Mark Lapointe .... key grip (as Jan-Mark Lapointe)
Pierre-Yves Larouche .... grip: second unit
Yvon Leblanc .... lighting technician
Pierre Malouin .... dolly grip
Nicolas Marion .... first assistant camera
Daniel Moise .... technician: power pod
Ivan Peloquin .... camera loader (as Ivan Péloquin)
Eva Percewicz .... camera loader
Christophe Pommiès .... lighting technician
Robert Stecko .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jan Thijs .... still photographer
David Uloth .... camera crane operator
David Wajcman .... technician: power pod
Dan Goyens .... rigging best boy electric (uncredited)
Dany Racine .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Keith Cooper .... animator
Casting Department
Clear Hadden .... casting assistant (as Clear Hadden-Gunter)
Andrea Kenyon .... casting: Canada, Andrea Kenyon & Associates Casting Inc.
Wendy O'Brien .... casting associate
Shawn Roberts .... casting assistant: Canada
Leslie Roycroft .... extras casting: Canada
Randi Wells .... casting: Canada, Andrea Kenyon & Associates Casting Inc.
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hélène Bélanger .... key costume dresser
Ingrid Cadieux .... costume dresser: extras
Sabrine Canuel .... wardrobe assistant
Suzanne Canuel .... wardrobe supervisor
Sylvie Chaput .... specialized costume technician
Anouk Chenier .... assistant wardrobe supervisor
Guylaine Lafleur .... costume dresser: extras
Melissa Martel .... costume dresser
Julie Robida .... wardrobe assistant
Jacqueline Rousseau .... specialized costume technician (as Jacquiline Rousseau)
Editorial Department
Andrea Bottigliero .... assistant editor
Kyle DeVriendt .... digital intermediate editor: PacificLaser
Derek Ellingson .... post-production assistant
Joe Finley .... digital preview colorist
Sandra Granovsky .... assistant editor (as Sandra Torres)
Karin Graziani .... digital intermediate producer: LaserPacific
Susann Jones .... post-production: Visionbox Media Group
Cindy Langelier .... assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Jonathan Miller .... post-production: Visionbox Media Group
J. Ray Mitchell Jr. .... digital intermediate data manager: LaserPacific
Bill Newcomb .... post-production coordinator: Visionbox Media Group
Corrine Pooler .... digital intermediate paint supervisor: LaserPacific
Frank Roman .... digital intermediate colorist: LaserPacific
Brian Shows .... digital intermediate data manager: LaserPacific
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... score recordist
Micha Liberman .... music editor
Micha Liberman .... score mixer
Paul Talkington .... music contractor
David Weinstein .... orchestrator
Allan Wilson .... conductor
Jim Schultz .... music editor: temp. score (uncredited)
Transportation Department
François Schnupp .... head driver (as Francois Schnupp)
Victor Labelle .... driver (uncredited)
Dominic Thiffault .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Michel 'Ramteck' Arel .... security/set surveillance
David Beauchemin .... production assistant
Russell Bennett .... assistant accountant
Anne-Justine Berger .... assistant: Mr. McKee
Melanie Bergeron .... on-set medic
Carol Boissy .... craft service assistant: Eggscellence
Josef Brandmaier .... bank services
Nathalie Cecyre .... receptionist
Sylvain Chaput .... craft service: Eggscellence
Saddia Cohen .... production assistant
Louis Didier .... production assistant
Genevieve Doyon .... production assistant
Paul-Andre Glaser .... production assistant
Paule Greslot .... receptionist
Maral Hassib .... production coordinator (as Manal Hassib)
Amelie Jasmin .... continuity: second unit
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Katherine Lambert .... production assistant
Nathalie Laporte .... accountant
Michael Lawson .... unit publicist
Marie-Laure Lemaire Viens .... key set production assistant (as Marie-Laure Lemaine-Viens)
Michel Léonard .... assistant location manager
Benoît Mathieu .... location manager (as Benoit Mathieu)
Claudette Messier .... script supervisor
Bruce Miller .... assistant accountant
Shauna Phelan .... assistant to producer
Tracey Phillips .... assistant accountant
Joel Plotch .... title designer
C.J. Dixon Roach .... travel coordinator
Mario Trépanier .... first aid: SASI (as Mario Trepanier)
Randy Weiss .... production coordinator: Visionbox Media Group
Stephanie Dixon .... stand-in: Agnes Bruckner (uncredited)
Josh Kimmel .... stand-in: Bruce Campbell (uncredited)
France Raymond .... utility stand-in (uncredited)
Bernhard Speck .... production controller: Cinerenta (uncredited)
Ian M. Stratford .... production counsel (uncredited)

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Rated R for horror violence and language, including sexual references
91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:MA | Australia:MA (2006) | Canada:14A (Canadian Home Video rating/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 | Netherlands:16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:R

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Samantha:We have a certain way of doing things here. And you better find out what that way is or there will be serious consequences.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Suspiria (1977)See more »
You Don't Own MeSee more »


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32 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Stylish, well acted, but distinctly lacking in chills, 10 July 2006
Author: Craig McPherson from Montreal, Canada

To hear Director Lucky McKee tell it at a post screening interview at the 2006 Fantasia film festival, the reason his movie The Woods hasn't been released is due to "corporate bullshit", however I'd have to say it has more to do with a distinct lack of tension and chills which, in a horror movie, isn't good. If you were looking for a reason why MGM has kept this movie sitting on the shelf for the past three years, this would be it.

Don't get me wrong. The Woods is a stylish, slickly made, well acted movie. Far worse have made their big screen debut, although simply because other studios have seen fit to put lesser fare in the cineplexes, doesn't necessarily mean they should follow suit with The Woods.

The movie tells the story of Heather (Agnes Bruckner), a troubled girl with a penchant for setting fires, who is relegated to an all girl boarding school by her parents, played by Canadian actress Emma Campbell and "The Chin" Bruce Campbell of Army of Darkness fame. It's there that she slowly learns that witchcraft is afoot and that she, along with select other students have been targeted for ulterior motives by the nefarious teaching staff as a result of their unique paranormal talents.

McKee, who rose to fame with his 2002 movie May, draws heavily on Italian horror cinema influences (the film bears more than a passing similarity to Dario Argento's Suspira), The Woods devotes far more time than most films of the genre building audience identification with the central characters, which normally is a good thing, however in this case it appears to have come at the expense of the fright factor. I suppose McKee was aiming for a slow, turn-of-the-screw approach to mounting tension, culminating with the film's orgasmic release, however it didn't work for me. Instead the movie seemed to plod along in a meandering fashion, only to suddenly kick into high gear during the final 15 minutes.

It's all too bad, really, because The Woods has many strengths going for it. It's terrifically photographed, the cinematography even plays with color hues throughout the film for a stylish effect. It's well acted with copious nifty quirks, the dialog flows naturally, and the special effects are superb. If only this movie delivered more chills than it promises, it would have probably been released a year or more ago.

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