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Blu-ray Review: 'A Night In The Woods'

Jason Coleman Jason Coleman
February 12th, 2014 11:00am EST

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Ready to head into greener pastures to get the stuffing scared out of you?  Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "A Night in the Woods" out now from Tribeca Film.  The thrills and chills get reviewed below!

 

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   Title: "A Night in the Woods"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Anna Skellern, Scoot McNairy, Andrew Hawley

   Director: Richard Parry

   Rating: Not Rated

   Runtime: 82 minutes

   Release Company: Tribeca Film

   Website: www.tribecafilm.com

 

The Flick: Besides the inclusion of amazing actor Scoot McNairy (see everything from "In Search of a Midnight Kiss" to "Argo!") I didn’t have high hopes for this found footage low budget chiller.  And yes, the set up is quite ho-hum featuring three folks with their own secrets and quirks hitting some nearby woods, again with the exception of the oddly engaging work by McNairy.  But then when the sunlight goes down and our three heroes end up in a thick forest something surprising happens – things get actually scary.  There’s some damn terrifying stuff that I hate to admit made me jump out of my seat and cringe in fear.  (Saying a lot – I’ve seen it all!)  Director Richard Parry certainly has a knack for the frightening and when it’s on full blast here it’s a fear feat.  Can’t say the whole film cooks, but when evil comes out to play dinner is on the table. 

Best Feature: No features at all – Parry should have done a commentary track at least!

Best Hidden Gem: Again, McNairy is gracing the presence of this decent B-movie with his cool A-list character work and eerie moments.

Worth the Moola: Looking for an in the woods found footage flick with actual scares – spend the night in this terror tree for best results.

Photo Credits: Photos Courtesy of Tribeca Film