A Night in the Woods

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A Night in the Woods

Richard Parry (2011)

79min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The Blair Witch Project template - three people vanish from a haunted wood with only recorded footage left to mark their passing - receives a surprisingly eerie British twist from director Richard Parry (South West Nine). The found-footage subgenre has become a lucrative one since the release of the ground-breaking 1998 horror and there's nothing particularly innovative here, as an Anglo-American couple (Anna Skellern, Monsters star Scoot McNairy) and the woman's cousin (Andrew Hawley) dare to go camping in spooky Wistman's Wood in Dartmoor. But a potent mix of jealousy, paranoia and old wives' tales soon quickens the pulse as relations between the trio deteriorate with drastic consequences. It's derivative stuff (though Parry claims his own childhood memories of camping in the wood fuelled the project), but the improvised performances of the cast, the beautiful yet isolated location and dynamic camerawork keep things watchable.

Cast & Crew

Brody Cartwright Scoot McNairy
Kerry Hastings Anna Skellern
Leo Andrew Hawley
Director Richard Parry

Other Information

Language: English Colour and Black and White Theatrical distributor: Vertigo Films Guidance: Contains violence, swearing, sexual references and drug abuse. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 7 Sep 2012

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