What have we got against trees? First it’s The Woods warning us to stay out of forests, now Girl in Woods demonstrates just how fragile the human psyche can be by stranding poor Grace (Juliet Reeves) in the middle of the forest. She and her boyfriend have set out for a pleasant hike together only for him to die in an accident, leaving her alone and haunted by her memories.
Or is it just memory out there?
Whatever the case, there are some truly horrifying parents in the background, plus enough blood for a few transfusions, and some glimpses of something.
Girl in Woods premieres on Cable VOD & Digital HD on June 3.
The film crew seems to have embraced a level of madness themselves, recounting tales in their press release of of filming on the slippery banks of a waterfall where “with one wrong or hurried step, you could slip and tumble down to the rocks below” and having to deal with flash floods and heavy rain. At one point, Director Jeremy Benson recalls, the rain was so heavy that “the roads were closed leaving the mountain. So we uh… shot what we could in the woods behind the lodge.”
Given what they were filming, this was either making the best of a bad situation or taking foolish risks with everyone’s sanity.
Synopsis for Girl in Woods
The death of her fiancé (London) leaves Grace (Juliet Reeves) abandoned in a harsh mountain wilderness. Struggling against the elements and fighting off starvation, the fragile shell of her sanity begins to crack. Her situation worsens when she notices a dark figure stalking her every step. Through memories of her mother (Carpenter) and father (Perkins), Grace finds a long-forgotten truth about herself. It is this secret, long hidden away, that will either lead her to safety or down a path of horror beyond anything she could comprehend.
Given the dangers lurking in the woods, and in computer games (see Nerve), I think I’ll spend my summer indoors reading. You?