In a weird hybrid mix of part musical, part self-referential humor, and part horror film, Vincent D’ Onofrio’s (Full Metal Jacket) directorial debut, Don’t Go In the Woods seems to present a new twist on the slasher genre. It’s a bold endeavor that could play out to be a fun camping trip in the woods. However there is two things standing in its way. One being the simple fact that this has already kind of been done by Jerome Sable in the brilliant short film The Legend of Beaver Dam. If you haven’t come across this little gem . . . FIND IT! The second and most prominent thing holding this film back is the simple fact that the trailer fails to really elicit any type of feeling from me. It doesn’t look horrendous, yet it really fails to make an impression as well. Let’s hope that when the film gets released on VOD on December 26 that it is music to our ears. For now, enjoy the synopsis and trailer below. On a side note – This has nothing to do with the 1981 horror film of the same name.
Don’t Go in the Woods is sound advice, especially when there’s a killer on the loose. First-time director Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) explores love, greed and ruthlessness in this twisted musical/horror hybrid, telling the story of a young band who heads to the woods to get away from their everyday lives in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to walk away from the trip with new tunes that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension.
Source: Cinema Blend