Woods (2006)



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Year: 2006
Directed by: Lucky McKee
Starring: Agnes Bruckner, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel Nichols, Bruce Campbell
Country: USA
Language: English (English subtitles)
Runtime: 01:27:10
Genres: Horror

Plot – Spoilers:
Set in mid ’60s America, Heather is a teenager with anarchistic tendencies according to her parents at least. They all lead distant lives and when Heather burns down a tree in their yard, her mother decides the best way to tame her is to send her to an all-girl boarding school situated eerily in the middle of the woods. The headmistress’s willingness to accept her on a scholarship doesn’t trigger her parents too much, though the Dad (Bruce Campbell) seems a little uncertain.

From early on in her stay, Heather is targeted by bullies and the headmistress but fights back while seeking solace in the friendship of a wide-eyed girl who stares at her a lot. Strange things begin to occur with stories of missing girls and witches adding to the eeriness.

Favorite Scenes:
Not too many, but Agnes Bruckner is kind of pretty and keeps you interested. Mostly, Bruce Campbell’s scenes are quite enjoyable with his trademark quirks.

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