The Woods (2006)
November 28, 2020 6:07 AM - Subscribe

Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.

Directed by Lucky McKee. Streaming in the US on Hulu.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This might be the most lesbian film I saw all weekend and I also watched Happiest Season.

It's also pretty heavy on Val Lewton-isms and Suspiria references.

I can't argue this is a legit great movie, but it's pushing on some interesting buttons really hard. Take the list of things I have mentioned so far, add in Patricia Clarkson, Bruce Campbell, 50's boarding school, and weirdly distracting/compelling ADR postdubbing and you can likely estimate your own fondness level for this odd little movie. Cult potential for sure, depending on how many circles it overlaps on your own personal Venn diagram.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:59 AM on November 28, 2020 [2 favorites]

I watched this a while back on the same weekend that I saw the Suspiria remake and it felt like an inadvertent double feature.

Lucky McKee is kind of hit or miss for me—even when I like his movies I don’t think they’re that great. This one seems assured in a way they usually aren’t, maybe because he reins in his tendency to go completely bugfuck bizarre (which is one of the things I like about him).
posted by ejs at 12:56 PM on November 28, 2020

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