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A Night in the Woods -- On what is intended to be a fun camping trip to investigate and to chill in the atmosphere of the legendary haunted past of Dartmoor’s Wistman’s Woods, Brody, his girlfriend Kerry and her cousin Leo very soon find themselves mysteriously ill at ease both with their surroundings and their companions.

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7 September 2012 (UK) See more »
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Brody, his girlfriend Kerry and their friend Leo go hiking in Dartmoor's Wistman's Woods, so named because of its legendary haunted past... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: A Night in the Woods
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Scoot McNairy ... Brody Cartwright

Anna Skellern ... Kerry Hastings

Andrew Hawley ... Leo

Directed by
Richard Parry 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Parry  written by

Produced by
Nick Love .... producer
Allan Niblo .... producer
James Richardson .... producer
Huberta Von Liel .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Simon Dennis 
 
Film Editing by
Christine Pancott 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lucas Elliot Eberl .... second unit director (as Luke Eberl)
 
Sound Department
Freddie Claire .... sound recordist
Udit Duseja .... sound effects editor
Clemens Endreß .... foley artist
Clemens Endreß .... foley editor
Jamie G. .... additional foley (as Jamie Gordon)
Roland Heap .... sound designer
Roland Heap .... sound re-recording mixer
Don 'Chudi' Nelson .... additional foley
Marc Specter .... dialogue editor
 
Visual Effects by
Seb Barker .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Lawrence .... visual effects artist
Brad Le-Riche .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Francesco Bori .... camera assistant
Ben Jones .... camera assistant: second unit
Simon Woodgate .... infra red camera consultant
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Aston .... colorist
Rachael Ellis .... post-production coordinator
Caite Ni'Ceileachair .... post-production coordinator
Christopher Key .... additional editing (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lol Hammond .... music supervisor
Vicki Williams .... music co-ordinator
 
Other crew
James Carney .... production assistant (as James Thompson)
Thomas Dixon .... in-house production coordinator
Sophie Falkner .... production assistant
Paul Hillier .... insurance
Stephen Hole .... CFO: Vertigo Films
Dominique Lecchi .... post production assistant
George McKenzie .... director: EPK/Making-of documentary
Dominic Stabb .... in-house creative
Siggy Stone .... production assistant
Laura Strack .... post production assistant
Maria Vogel .... post production assistant
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Missed opportunity, 25 September 2012
Author: Danny_G13 from Glasgow, Scotland

It all started with Blair Witch in '99. Since then, 'found footage' and 'handicam'-style films have become all the rage. There was the less-remembered 'Last Broadcast' which actually preceded Blair Witch but did not capture the imagination in the same way the viral marketing method pioneered by Haxan Films managed to. And since those early days, well-received efforts such as Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity have upped the budget but endeavoured to keep themselves to the same principles.

So, with these films now extremely common, it takes something a bit special to stand out. Sadly, nothing about 'A Night in the Woods' is special, and it blows several good chances to be a great film, instead ending up a bit of a mess of a production which could have been so much more.

The story sees 3 'friends' decide to go camping out in Dartmoor - the complete lack of explanation as to why they are going there is one mild flaw. A 'sinister' (contrived) element of risk is thrown in with a visit to an Irish pub and tales of horror from the area the intrepid 3 are aiming for. And after a very long and dragged-out first portion of the movie we finally end up on location for a night in the woods.

This film tries insanely hard to be Blair Witch, in Britain. Just like the earlier masterpiece it's 3 friends isolated in the woods with inexplicable evil apparently descending upon them. And to its credit it does manage to create a semblance of tension approaching the crescendo of the story.

But unfortunately the makers decided to throw in a whole bunch of bizarre red herrings which made no sense. They included revelatory back story but unfortunately none of it was remotely developed nor did it make any sense in context of the environment - it did not appear to affect anything.

They also included a few moments which were from the eyes of certain characters. The whole point of these films is you only ever see from the view of the camera they are holding. As soon as you get an eye-view from a character who has no camera, it doesn't work.

It was, as mentioned, also let horribly down by the unnecessarily long intro - the story took far too long to get going and created the criminal error of making every character dislikeable in the process.

That all said it is not the worst cam film I have ever seen, but it was poorly-conceived and lacked sense and cohesion. Its forced and contrived nature let it down horribly, even if the acting was actually half decent.

Seen much better.

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