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Chilean Shocker ‘HIDDEN IN THE WOODS’ Gets a U.S. Release This September


A film that I have been hearing about for the past year is a Chilean exploitation film called Hidden in the Woods. It made such an impact at its North American Premiere at Fantasia last year that Michael Biehn and his daughter felt that they needed to remake the film for American audiences. Artsploitation Films are releasing Hidden in the Woods as their second horror release this year. We have included the trailer and the full press release below as well as the pre-order link from Amazon.


From The Press Release

Artsploitation Films, the rising American film label, continues to deliver edgy international movies to North American audiences with its second-ever horror release: HIDDEN IN THE WOODS. Based on a bizarre true story and not for the faint of heart – and also currently being remade in the U.S. – HIDDEN IN THE WOODS features extreme violence, prostitution, sexual assault, buckets of blood and even cannibalism. Deep in the Chilean countryside, Ana and Anny live with their deformed brother and are subject to their father’s perverse and sadistic whims. After a dispute with the police leaves a wake of death and mutilation, they flee and find refuge in a remote cabin hidden from society. Meanwhile, a crime lord, convinced they have stolen the massive stash of drugs their father was hiding, sends a violent pack of thugs to find them. HIDDEN IN THE WOODS is “A devious and unforgiving film….imagery that will make your soul curl…a straight-up bare knuckle bashing film of uberviolence and ultragore.” (Ain’t It Cool News)

Artsploitation’s release of HIDDEN IN THE WOODS will arrive on DVD for the first time ever on September 17. The DVD extras include an eight page booklet, a reversible cover a special look at director Patricio Valladares at Fantasia 2012 and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

HIDDEN IN THE WOODS won Best Extreme Movie at the Feratum Film Festival (Mexico). It also won Best Movie at both the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival and the Asti Film Festival (Italy). Artsploitation’s first-ever horror release WITHER, a Swedish tribute to Sam Raimi’s horror classic, Evil Dead will be released on DVD and VOD this Tuesday, August 20. South Korea’s HORROR STORIES which includes four separate stories and a terrifying wrap-around story will be Artsploitation’s third horror release on October 8. Jason Banker’s TOAD ROAD which VICE described as a frightful “hybrid documentary-feature, weaving a narrative out of the real lives of its subjects in a way that hits on greater truths than either form is capable of alone” will be the fourth horror release this fall from Artsploitation Films.

Hidden in the Woods (DVD)

Director: Patricio Valladares
Starring: Siboney Lo, Carolina Escobar, Daniel Antivilo, Jose Hernandez
Rating: Unrated

Ana and Anny live, along with their deformed brother, in the desolate countryside, after having been sheltered from society by their drug dealer father for their entire lives. One day the police come calling to investigate, and after bullets are fired and chainsaws are revved up, the three siblings find themselves on their own, and on the road. But the trio is also on the run from their father s crazed drug kingpin boss who is convinced the sisters know where his valuable supply is hidden. He sends an army of trained killers to track them down… but Costello and his gang find that they might be in for more than they bargained for when the bodies start piling up one by one.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the Scenes Featurette, Director Patricio Valladares at Fantasia 2012, 8-page Collector s Booklet, Reversible Cover, Trailers.
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Author: Andy Triefenbach View all posts by
Andy Triefenbach is the Editor-in-Chief and owner of In addition to his role on the site, he also programs St. Louis' monthly horror & exploitation theatrical midnight program, Late Nite Grindhouse. Coming from a household of a sci-fi father and a horror/supernatural loving mother, Andy's path to loving genre film was clear. He misses VHS and his personal Saturday night 6 tape movie marathons from his youth.