The Woods – Review


May 31, 2009

I know, haven’t been too terribly active as of late. My fault. Had a lot of personal stuff popping up this month that kind of kept me away. Anyhow, I have several reviews already written, just need to get time to post them. Which is what I’ve found today! Some time! And here we are with my review of Lucky McKee’s “The Woods”, a very well told spook story set in a all girl’s school. Definitely worth a look for fans of the filmmaker and those looking to see what the younger generation of horror fans are bringin to the table.

The Plot: Heather Fasulo (Agnes Bruckner) is a troubled young lady. She simply can not stand authority figures and does everything in her power to take them down a notch. However, this attitude has got her into a fair amount of trouble and that’s why she’s headed to Falburn Academy, a boarding school for young women. Once there though, she begins to wish she never started any of the trouble that upset her mother the way it did. She’s an immediate outcast to most everyone, and the teaching staff treat her like some kind of vile creature unworthy of their attention. The only thing that keeps poor Heather sane is the meeting of her new friend Marcy, the one girl at school that actually seems to have any sense in her head. The rest all just bully the two of them. Things grow more worrisome as Heather begins to have nightmares on a regular basis, with the woods whispering to her and visions of a young girl. With this and several students coming up missing, just what is Heather in for while staying at Falburn?