From writer, director Jeremy Benson and Candy Factory Films, along with Yield Entertainment, comes the survival-psychological-thriller Girl in the Woods.
Starring Juliet Reeves London as Grace, Girl in the Woods follows a troubled young woman as she and her fiancee go for a hike in the wood. When Jim (Jeremy London) is accidentally killed, Grace must fight to survive the elements and her own mental breakdown while lost in the woods. After days in the woods and days without the medication that has kept her together for most her life, Grace is struggling to keep her sanity as hallucinations of her dead mother (Chrarisma Carpernter) and her dead father (Lee Parkins), who passed away many years ago, begin to send her in a downward spiral. Grace is finding herself consumed by flashbacks of her past and her parent’s suicides. As the movie goes on her memories become more detailed and we learn the truth behind what really happened when she was a child and the true extent of her insanity. The presence of the demon that lurks in the woods and in her childhood bedroom isn’t made clear until the film’s final moments, when suddenly it hits you that the demon is a metaphor for the darkness inside her.
Girl in the woods has so many twists that it is bound to keep you hooked. The film has non-stop action and Juliet Reeves London really shines as Grace. It could not have been easy playing three versions of her character simultaneously, but London pulls off switching between personas flawlessly. You can really feel Grace’s panic and confusion as she makes a steady decent into madness. Charisma Carpenter was great as Grace’s mother. Her character was hard to read up until the final moments of the film, which was ideal for the role. Girl in the Woods is terrifying from the psychological aspect of the story. Is there anything on more frightening than losing your mind? Not in my opinion.
So, would I recommend Girl in the Woods? Yes, I would. Luckily, you won’t have to wait long see it. It arrives on Digital HD on June 3rd.