In 1965, after provoking a fire in a forest, the rebel teenager Heather Fasulo is sent to the boarding school Falburn Academy in the middle of the woods by her estranged mother Alice Fasulo and her neglected father Joe Fasulo. The dean Ms. Traverse accepts Heather in spite of the bad financial condition of her father. The displaced Heather becomes close friend of he weird Marcy Turner, while they are maltreated by the abusive mate Samantha Wise. During the nights, Heather has nightmares and listens to voices from the woods, and along the days she believes that the school is a coven of witches. When some students, including Marcy, simply vanish, Heather believes she will be the next one.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
I have seen "The Woods" on Sunday night in Montreal. We were delighted. We love the stylish 1960 mood. Beautiful production, very creative image making. The actress are great. The plot is unusual.The music is very good. M.Lucky Mckee has the touch with the actors. IT is far better than most of the suspense-horror crap we have seen these late years. The filming reminds me of David Lean style. This film will age with grace.The two main actress are very good together. I think the special effects at the end were not that good. Sometimes, less is better. The lighting in the forest was poor, not scary enough. And I did not like the word "firecrotch".
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