MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,306 this week

Don't Go in the Woods (2010)

 -  Horror | Musical  -  16 April 2010 (USA)
2.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 2.6/10 from 819 users   Metascore: 29/100
Reviews: 39 user | 29 critic | 7 from Metacritic.com

A young band heads to the woods in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to emerge with new music that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 titles
created 28 May 2011
 
a list of 44 titles
created 18 Dec 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 02 Jan 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Don't Go in the Woods (2010)

Don't Go in the Woods (2010) on IMDb 2.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Don't Go in the Woods.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

A group of college students regret their decision to sneak into the cellar of a haunted asylum on Halloween. One by one they encounter Smiley, the last of a flawed bloodline.

Director: Dennis Devine
Stars: Randal Malone, Shevaun Kastl, Tara Shayne
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A disturbed young man who was burned as a child by his sadistic mother stalks women with a flamethrower.

Director: Joseph Ellison
Stars: Dan Grimaldi, Charles Bonet, Bill Ricci
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Marty Sickle was accused of murdering a young girl inside the slaughterhouse where he lived. Soon after, four college kids brutally hung Marty in revenge.

Director: Paul Gagné
Stars: Stephani Wells, Cory Nelson, Paul Gagné
Spiderhole (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

They say squatting is dead - a term that takes on a sinister double meaning when four homeless art students decide to take up residence in an abandoned London House where a hidden terror lurks.

Director: Daniel Simpson
Stars: Amy Noble, Emma Griffiths Malin, George Maguire
Horror | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Wes and Fi are empty. While their love for each other burns strong, artistically their hearts have been locked in a box for years. Wes is a burned out photographer paying the bills by ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Betz
Stars: Sarah Lassez, Dustin Fasching
The Undying (2009)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Seduced by the ghost of a Civil War soldier, Barbara Haughton creates a love that is undying.

Director: Steven Peros
Stars: Robin Weigert, Anthony Carrigan, Jay O. Sanders
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Timothy Wayne Folsome's urban horror film Cutthroat Alley features a masked serial killer who slits the throats of each of his victims in the hood of South Central Los Angeles. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Wayne Folsome
Stars: Bizzy Bone, Stacy Arnell, Janice Palmer
Baseline Killer (Video 2008)
Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  

Inspired by the streak of murders committed along Baseline Ave in Arizona during 2006 amd 2007. A vicious serial killer stalks and kills women along Baseline Avenue, a 2-mile stretch in East Phoenix, AZ.

Director: Ulli Lommel
Stars: Victoria Ullmann, Pia Pownall, Jacquelyn Aurora
The Forest (1982)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.

Director: Don Jones
Stars: Dean Russell, Gary Kent, Tomi Barrett
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A stranger with mysterious intentions comes to stay the night at a secluded country home, but what he finds inside is a family torn apart by a violent past and a secret more deadly than he expected.

Director: Philip Gelatt
Stars: Alexandra Chando, Patrick Breen, Nina Lisandrello
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A screen adaptation of Eric Bogosian's one man show, 'Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.'

Director: Michael Rauch
Stars: Eric Bogosian
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

England 1949. Broke for cash, Orson Welles has agreed to play a part in a spy movie, "The Third Man." The pivotal scene of the movie is about to be shot. But there is a problem: Orson isn't happy with Harry Lime's lines.

Director: Vincent D'Onofrio
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Janine Theriault
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Carson
...
Executive
Gwynn Galitzer ...
Felicity
Jorgen Jorgensen ...
Carlo
...
Creature
Soomin Lee ...
Johnny
Kate O'Malley ...
Callie
Matt Sbeglia ...
Nick
Casey Smith ...
Anton
Nick Thorp ...
Robbie
Ali Tobia ...
Melinda
...
Ashley (as Cassandra Walker)
Edit

Storyline

A young band heads to the woods in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to emerge with new music that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Making a hit can be a killer.

Genres:

Horror | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Vincent D'Onofrio sings the song on the radio in character as country singer George Geronimo Gerkie. See more »

Goofs

Appearing during the second part of the song "I'm glad I'm Blind", when the bass player Robbie (Nick Thorp) is standing. Robbies' guitar is shown alternatively in front of Nick (Matt Sbeglia)'s head, then behind. Two takes of this song with a different physical arrangement on set seem to have been edited together, resulting in this odd effect. See more »

Connections

References Don't Go in the Woods (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't Bother Watching (but maybe learn from it)
23 February 2014 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

Neil Amdur's May 28, 2010 N.Y. Times article "Acting in a Film: It Could Happen to You" stated "Mr. D'Onofrio, who made the movie for $100,000, said he was more interested in finding young talent whose 'rawness, flatness and bad timing' as actors would 'work in a kind of odd way' for what has been described as a slasher musical."

Vincent D'Onofrio deserves some credit for trying to be a little experimental in the horror genre, which is too often formulaic. Going into it, I really wanted to like it. That said, the plot was entirely formulaic and too much of the film taken up by undeveloped characters and singing. "Rawness, flatness and bad timing" are definitely on screen but they don't work in an odd or any other way, unfortunately. I wish the director had said more about why he thought that might work, or other aspects of making the film. I don't blame the cast or crew for wanting to work with D'Onofrio in the Kingston vicinity; I'd have willingly done so myself. In Q&A's he and his co-writer indicated hey took inspiration from Slacker (1991), Clerks (1994), Haute tension (2003), Severance (2006), and Once (2007), though that unfortunately is not apparent in Don't Go in the Woods itself.

Unlike some of the other reviewers, I like both horror *and* musicals, and have enjoyed some horror/musicals. Don't Go in the Woods isn't so much a horror/musical as a horror movie with a lot of music in it, or perhaps is better described as an outdoor band rehearsal with a very paltry amount of horror and acting in it.

The killer's garb and weapon are kind of neat (though little seen), a tracheotomy by a melodica garnered the mildest wisp of a chuckle, and the scenes of one character stopping to play and record on portable Digital Audio Tape a song while fleeing the woods and of another character seemingly singing along to a recording while being attacked (the singing might be imagined) were sort of funny in a way. Perhaps if the rest of the music had been more integrated it would have worked better, or if there wasn't quite so darn much of it. There is frankly more singing in it than in most musicals - possibly only Les parapluies de Cherbourg (1964), where every line is sung, exceeds it.

Meredith Border's October 19, 2011 review for Badass Digest stated D'Onofrio "said he only wanted to make it as entertaining as possible" and "said that he made the film after asking himself, 'What can I do right now? I have a very good friend (Bisbee) who is a great composer, and I have woods and a film crew. So I thought, How about a slasher musical?'" The band was friends with his nephew, and actors were people he encountered at coffee shops or cast by randomly asking people on the street. She also noted he joked, "If we made a sequel, I would call it I SAID, Don't Go In The Woods!" His humor and graciousness all make one really want the film to be good, and to feel somewhat bad about criticizing it.

Good horror movies are hard to make, and so-bad-they're-good horror movies are rare. This isn't either, sadly. As poor as it is, really *because* of how poor it is, the videos of D'Onofrio's Q&As at screenings that are available online, are somewhat worth watching (though the video and audio on the ones I've watched so far are very bad, probably done with cellphones). Most of the Q&A's have the same questions and answers; one wishes more probing questions were asked. If there were a DVD with commentary by him regarding its production, I'd definitely listen to that.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Ending? ShiversOfHorror
Should have been called.... jacey_76031
A breathe of fresh air in the Horror Genre jtanne4
Still no discussions yet? BLinkCrash
Soundtrack fixations_of_a_fallen_po
Has Vincent D'Onofrio talked about this movie? davidjp-2
Discuss Don't Go in the Woods (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?