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The Woods (2006)

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Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her disinterested parents.

Director:

Lucky McKee

Writer:

David Ross
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Agnes Bruckner ... Heather Fasulo
Emma Campbell ... Alice Fasulo
Bruce Campbell ... Joe Fasulo
Patricia Clarkson ... Ms. Traverse
Lauren Birkell ... Marcy Turner
Jane Gilchrist Jane Gilchrist ... Ms. Cross
Catherine Colvey ... Ms. Leland
Marcia Bennett ... Ms. Mackinaw
Rachel Nichols ... Samantha Wise
Kathleen Mackey ... Ann Whales
Cary Lawrence Cary Lawrence ... Ms. Charevoix
Colleen Williams Colleen Williams ... Ms. Arbor
Gordon Currie ... The Sheriff
Jude Beny ... School Nurse
Melissa Altro ... Barb (as Missy Altro)
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Storyline

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

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...Evil grows there! See more »


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Rated R for horror violence and language, including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM/UA

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USA | UK | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El bosque maldito See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The teachers all have names that are Northern Lower Peninsula Michigan towns - Charlevoix, Mackinac, (Glen) Arbor, Traverse. See more »

Goofs

The teacher's lecture on an 1809 war between Austria and France is pure nonsense. Although Austria was at war with Napoleonic France during this time, the conditions described do not match reality. In addition, the teacher mentions the Germans despite the fact that the German state was not established until 1871. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Alice Fasulo: [to Heather in the back seat] Feet off the seat.
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Connections

Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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Young and Foolish
Written by Albert Hague, Arnold Horwitt
Performed by Lesley Gore
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Great Horror Film
16 June 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this very mysterious film dealing with an all girls school which is surrounded by deep woods in New England during 1956. Heather Fasulo, (Agnes Bruckner) is a young girl and her mother does not get along with her teenage daughter and wants her to be put in this private school. Heather encounters some real mean and nasty girls to deal with and one girl called her fire crotch and treats her real rough and the two of them are always pulling hair and beating each other up. Ms. Traverse, (Patricia Clarkson) who is the school's principal and is very interested in Heather and she knows that Heather has special talents that are supernatural and is able to balance rocks and items on tables and has a special ability to hear voices. This story grows and grows into an intense horror film and you will never believe what happens in the woods. Enjoy.


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