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The Watcher in the Woods (2017)

TV-PG | | Horror | TV Movie 21 October 2017
Mrs. Aylwood is a distraught mother since her daughter, Karen, vanished in the Welsh countryside 30 years ago. When the Carstairs family move into the Aylwood manor for the summer., strange... See full summary »

Director:

Melissa Joan Hart

Writers:

Scott Abbott (teleplay), Florence Engel Randall (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjelica Huston ... Mrs. Aylwood
Tallulah Evans ... Jan Carstairs
Nicholas Galitzine ... Mark Fleming
Dixie Egerickx ... Ellie Carstairs
Rufus Wright ... Paul Carstairs
Melanie Gutteridge ... Kate Carstairs
Melanie Walters ... Helen Taylor
Rebecca Acock Rebecca Acock ... Karen Aylwood (as Rebecca Aycock)
Ioan Hefin ... Tom Colley
Benedict Taylor ... John Keller
Crisian Emanuel Crisian Emanuel ... Mrs. Fleming
Di Botcher ... Mrs. Thayer
Steven Elliot Steven Elliot ... The Watcher
John Cording ... Old Gent
Pal Aron Pal Aron ... Constable
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Storyline

Mrs. Aylwood is a distraught mother since her daughter, Karen, vanished in the Welsh countryside 30 years ago. When the Carstairs family move into the Aylwood manor for the summer., strange occurrences begin to unnerve the family and Jan begins to suspect that they are linked to Karen's disappearance. As Jan unravels the dark past hidden by the townspeople, she delves further into the mystery and deeper into danger, but now it might be too late to escape the Watcher in the Woods. Written by Official site

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remake | psychotronic film | See All (2) »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Melissa Joan Hart's original director's cut ran too long for network TV, but the producers retained the master and additional deleted scenes in hopes of issuing them on DVD and blu-ray after the movie's run on Lifetime was completed. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Watcher in the Woods (1980) See more »

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This movie delivers on what it says
8 February 2018 | by the_doofySee all my reviews

It is very very difficult to find a horror movie that is rated PG and creeps out the entire audience, but this is what U get with this film.

Its a low budget deal with C acting in some characters and B+ in others. The music is done very well. Camera work was quite good. Suspense was there. The story line and plot is done well enough that my wife and I were kept engrossed.

I can predict typical horror fans will down grade this gem for lack of blood, body counts, smoking/pot, macabre humor, and so on. Its a real tribute to all involved with this movie that it does not have many of the basic elements a modern horror movie of today generally has. I'm sure many viewers will decide that such a movie cannot even be classified as horror. And yet an honest viewer is forced to check the box marked 'spooky'.

Ending is both predictable and original.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Watcher in the Woods See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK

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Production Co:

Hartbreak Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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