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  • 18
  • Horror, Thriller
  • 2000
  • 84 mins

Deep In The Woods

Deep In The Woods

Synopsis

A troupe of five young actors are hired to perform at a remote chateau for Baron Axel De Ferson. But with a madman on the loose, things soon get bloody

About

Having acted out their modern reworking of the 'Little Red Riding Hood' fable as birthday entertainment for the mute son of a crippled Baron (Berléand), a troupe of actors sit down to an intense supper of vodka-drenched tripe and flirtatious overtures with their wheelchair-bound host. When he retires to bed, the five friends settle in for a night of drink and dancing but are soon disturbed to find that the Baron has vanished, leaving only a blood stain. With a murderer roaming the house in their wolf costume, it becomes painfully clear the visitors are trapped in a deadly game of terror.

Deep In The Woods lies somewhere between the thrills of an old William Castle scenario (House On Haunted Hill and Thirteen Ghosts) and the mysterious world of horror maestro Dario Argento. With enough twists and gory murders to keep fans of teen-slasher action entertained, viewers looking for more substance to their terror might find themselves feeling a little short-changed.

Verdict
Slick and well crafted, 'Deep In The Woods' has a strong aesthetic vision but sadly lacks any convincing tension or threatening atmosphere.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Maud Buquet, Clotilde Courau, Alexia Stresi, Vincent Lecoeur, François Berléand, Clément Sibony
  • Director: Lionel Delplanque
  • Writer: Lionel Delplanque, Annabel Perrechion
  • Producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

In a nutshell

A prime example of style over content.

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