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Director:
Writers:
Jack Ketchum (written by) &
Lucky McKee (written by) ...
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Release Date:
18 August 2011 (Australia) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Not every monster lives in the wild.
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
13 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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User Reviews:
A really excellent, somewhat disturbing study in family dysfunction See more (104 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Pollyanna McIntosh ... The Woman
Brandon Gerald Fuller ... Baby

Lauren Ashley Carter ... Peggy Cleek
Chris Krzykowski ... Roger

Sean Bridgers ... Chris Cleek

Angela Bettis ... Belle Cleek

Marcia Bennett ... Deana

Shyla Molhusen ... Darlin' Cleek
Gordon Vincent ... Clapp Boy (as Vincent Gordon)

Zach Rand ... Brian Cleek
Shelby Mailloux ... Jenny
Tyler Merlini ... Boy #1
Jordan Carrasquillo ... Boy #2
Jordan Chapalonis ... Boy #3

Carlee Baker ... Genevieve Raton
Amanda Daryczyn ... Jackie
Lindsey Hamlett ... Cyndi
Lauren Schroeder ... Dorothy
Lauren Petre ... Miss Hindle
Michael McKee ... Mr. Wolf

Joanna Herrington ... Vicki

Alexa Marcigliano ... Socket
Shana Barry ... Fake shemp
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tommy Nelson ... Walter (uncredited)
Frank Olsen ... Will Campbell (uncredited)

Directed by
Lucky McKee 
 
Writing credits
Jack Ketchum (written by) &
Lucky McKee (written by)

Jack Ketchum (novel) &
Lucky McKee (novel)

Produced by
Russell Dinstein .... co-executive producer
Josh Garrell .... associate producer
Elaine Marie Gibson .... line producer
Robert D. Krzykowski .... co-producer
Alexander Langerman .... co-executive producer
Frank Olsen .... executive producer
Lluis Fe Perez .... associate producer
Albert Podell .... executive producer
Arrien Schiltkamp .... executive producer
Loren Semmens .... executive producer
Robert Tonino .... producer
Andrew van den Houten .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sean Spillane (music composer)
 
Cinematography by
Alex Vendler 
 
Film Editing by
Zach Passero 
 
Casting by
Cindi Rush 
 
Production Design by
Krista Gall 
 
Art Direction by
Jeff Subik 
 
Costume Design by
Sandra Alexandre 
Michael Bevins 
 
Makeup Department
Nicholas Arthur .... makeup artist
David Greathouse .... special makeup effects artist
Hillary Hunt .... assistant makeup artist
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects
Tom Luhtala .... makeup lab technician
Anthony Pepe .... makeup department head
Alan Tuskes .... special makeup effects supervisor
 
Production Management
Josh Garrell .... unit production manager
Jake Klarkowski .... production supervisor (as Jacob Klarkowski)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Josh Garrell .... first assistant director
Elaine Marie Gibson .... second assistant director (as Elaine Gibson)
Jake Klarkowski .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bob Donohue .... set dresser
Krista Gall .... set designer
John Hatch .... construction coordinator
Eric Jihwan Jeon .... assistant art director
Jason Mazzarino .... set dresser
Dan Warren .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Allison Jackson .... sound mixer
Andrew Smetek .... sound designer
Andrew Smetek .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Katrina Francis .... special effects technician intern
Andrew Smetek .... puppeteer
 
Stunts
Bryce Burke .... stunts
Jared Burke .... stunt coordinator
Greg Harris .... stunt rigger
Alexa Marcigliano .... stunts
Abby Nelson .... stunt double: Angela Bettis
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Anctil .... rigging grip
Shana Barry .... second assistant camera
Chelsea Boothe .... still photographer
Adam D. Bouchard .... electric
Mark Brochu .... best boy electrician
Matt Cabinum .... first assistant camera
Andreana Davies .... dolly grip
Brett A. Frager .... grip (as Brett Frager)
Afton Grant .... steadicam operator
Chris Heinrich .... cinematographer: second unit
Chris Heinrich .... first assistant camera
Jamie Hooper .... EPK camera
Jamie Hooper .... special features camera
Daniel Hourihan .... best boy grip
William Karedes .... grip
Robert Knowles .... electric
Alex Knuuttunen .... grip
Frank La Frazia .... electric
Henri Lafond .... grip
Andy Lohrenz .... additional gaffer
Branden James Maxham .... gaffer
Mark Price .... key grip
Chuck Rudolph .... grip
Carl South .... rigging grip
Robert Thorp .... electric
Aaron Tyburski .... electric
James Webber .... special features camera
 
Casting Department
Joan Hamlett .... extras casting assistant
Dane C. Jobst .... extras casting assistant
Jeff Jobst .... extras casting
Jackie Krzykowski .... extras casting
Megan Walsh .... extras casting assistant
Michele B. Weiss .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erin Grey .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Aidan Stanford .... digital colorist
 
Other crew
Jackie Krzykowski .... assistant to director
Robert D. Krzykowski .... location manager
Robert D. Krzykowski .... location scout
Robert D. Krzykowski .... production coordinator
Friday Savathphoune .... script supervisor
Irene Wachsler .... independent auditor
 
Thanks
Elwaldo Baptiste .... special thanks
John Carchietta .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language
Runtime:
101 min
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Trivia:
The book 'The Woman' will be released to coincide with the film.See more »
Quotes:
Chris Cleek:[Introducing The Woman to the family] Can't have people running around the woods thinkin' they-re an animal... its not safe.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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22 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A really excellent, somewhat disturbing study in family dysfunction, 30 August 2011
Author: Bloodwank from United Kingdom

Its funny that the first major notice this film got was because somebody stormed out of an early screening crying misogyny. Funny because The Woman in fact is a long way away from misogyny, in fact I'd almost be inclined to call it a feminist film. Its an account of an average American family going about their business, except for the fact that the father is a complete monster who one day brings home a feral woman from the woods, who he decides to educate. From the very start this is unusual stuff, with the titular woman hallucinating birth then slaughtering a wolf for food, and while not especially violent given its reputation some pretty heavy territory gets explored, domestic abuse, familial corruption and a visceral take on gender power conflict. The film is anchored in Sean Bridgers' performance as Chris Cleek, family man gone very, very wrong. He gives the character a constant menace, a smile, bright face and charming demeanour, a plastic outside so almost right, so not quite all there that it perfectly suggests his inner depravity, and in his depravity he is just as slick and even darkly humoured. The character is patriarchy at its most terrible extension, dedicated to control and dominance, assured of its utter superiority and quick to cruelty. It finds perfect match in the woman though, femininity in its most feral savagery. Pollyanna Mackintosh is wonderfully inhuman in the role, conveying sheer violent animalism through her body language and freakish guttural grunts and growling. The rest of the performances are strong stuff too, Angela Bettis as the meek wife of the piece, downtrodden to the point of barely having her own personality, Zach Rand as son Brian following in his fathers footsteps and Lauren Ashley Carter as daughter Peggy withdrawing into her own shell from the horror. Everyone gels well together, drawing the audience in so the punches hurt all the more. I won't go into too much of what occurs once the woman is imprisoned, but you can probably guess some of it, and the film does a great job in stirring up a sense of intense, boiling rage at the increasing dark events. The soundtrack is an important part of this, often using soft indie rock it works perfectly alongside the whitebread setting and in the way it underlines the travails of the children, but also makes a fine contrast to the nastier stuff. I must say there was almost nothing that I didn't care for in this one and it's by far the best US horror film I've seen in years. Lucky McKee directs with a sure hand, mixing jolting savagery with cruel, calculating drama and a few moments of affecting dreamlike melancholia, although the film does get somewhat melodramatic and the intense finale goes into feverish pulp territory slightly unsuited to the mostly just disturbing bulk of the film, things are always surely handled. Arguably the film could have rounded things out better, developing its themes into something more intellectually satisfying than simply bloody violence (though the bloody violence is pretty darned satisfying) but its a minor quibble really. 9/10, really great stuff.

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