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Don't Go in the Woods -- A Tribeca Film. Vincent D'Onofrio (LAW & ORDER) directs this twisted musical/horror hybrid. When a young band takes to the woods to write their first hit song, they find themselves in the midst of a nightmare beyond comprehension.
Don't Go in the Woods -- 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.


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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. | Add synopsis »
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Bo Boddie ... Carson

Eric Bogosian ... Executive
Gwynn Galitzer ... Felicity
Jorgen Jorgensen ... Carlo

Tim Lajcik ... Creature
Soomin Lee ... Johnny
Kate O'Malley ... Callie
Matt Sbeglia ... Nick
Casey Smith ... Anton
Nick Thorp ... Robbie
Ali Tobia ... Melinda

Cassandra Lee Walker ... Ashley (as Cassandra Walker)

Directed by
Vincent D'Onofrio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sam Bisbee  screenplay
Vincent D'Onofrio  story
Joe Vinciguerra  screenplay

Produced by
Sam Bisbee .... executive producer
Chris Cenatiempo .... associate producer
Ken Christmas .... producer
Erika Hampson .... producer
Joe Vinciguerra .... executive producer
Original Music by
Sam Bisbee 
Bo Boddie 
Cinematography by
Michael J. Latino 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Lee 
Costume Design by
Pashelle Clayton-Robinson 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Suarez .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kija Brooks .... first assistant director
Art Department
Stephanie Armstrong .... property master
Sound Department
Matt Gundy .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Levin .... sound effects editor
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunt coordinator
John Finnerty Jr. .... utility stunts
Tim Lajcik .... stunts
Maggie Macdonald .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Nick Deeg .... first assistant camera
Ron Schlaeger .... steadicam operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Pashelle Clayton-Robinson .... costumer
Editorial Department
Robert Austin .... associate editor
Music Department
Sam Bisbee .... songs by (songs by)
Other crew
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Peter Brogna .... special thanks

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Additional Details

USA:83 min

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Filmed in Woodstock New York on land owned by Director Vincent D'onofrio .See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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References Bambi (1942)See more »


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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Aggravatingly Horrible, 2 August 2012
Author: Xander Beanstein from United States

Before I say anything about the movie, I want readers to know that I love horror movies, and the idea of a horror/musical to me sounds like it could be awesome. I thoroughly enjoy horror movies of all kinds, especially the really bad ones that just make you laugh.

Don't Go in the Woods is a total disgrace to horror film. I've seen hundreds of horror films, and I seriously cannot remember the last time I was this irritated by a one. This movie has absolutely no redeeming qualities. From square one you're forced to endure crappy songs over and over and over and over again. Fine, I get the whole "band in the woods trying to get inspired" thing, but it seems like the director for some reason needed every single insignificant "actor" in the film to get a solo song performance, which just makes no sense to me at all. Another thing is that the music gets more and more irritating as the movie goes along. Just when you think you're free from the terrible music, and you might actually get some horror or gore, another cheese-ball "I'm so sad" song that's even worse than the last starts right up again. At some point I couldn't hold myself back from fast forwarding through them, which was about when I realized just how much of this movie is occupied by bad music. Some of the songs are even repeated by different characters in the movie, making them even more frustratingly bad.

It's really beyond me how anyone could positively review this piece of work. Fine if you like the idea of a horror/musical, and fine if you think it's "original", but the aggravatingly repetitive songs, the too-little-too-late killings, the fragmented straw-man plot, the absolute lack of suspense, the terrible acting, and most of all the HORRIBLE score make this movie a 0/10 in my book.

I hardly ever write reviews on here, but if even one person reads this review and decides against watching this movie, then at least I've saved one soul. Movies like this are like land mines waiting to be stepped on so they can reveal just how bad a movie can get.

I URGE readers to just leave this one alone. It's terrible, and NOT the good kind of terrible. It's not funny, or clever, or really anything but obnoxious.

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