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4.0 out of 5 stars Blair Witch On An English Moor
Take Blair Witch, add some weird sexual tension and place it in a English forest. Welcome to A Night In The Woods.

Using a similar blueprint to the found footage classic, the movie ups the scares by adding a sense of genuine malice between the two male characters who have enough to contend with as paranoia that they are not alone in an extremely isolated...
Published on 19 Aug 2012 by SamJones99

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Devils Of Dartmoor
Following the death of her father, Kerry(Anna Skellern), accompanies her American boyfriend Brody(Scoot McNairy) and the mysterious Leo, possibly her cousin, on a camping trip into the Norfolk moors. Tensions run high between the two men, both with an army of skeletons in their closets, culminating in Brody abadoning the campsite at the dead of night. That's when their...
Published on 14 Nov 2012 by Mr. Jonathon T. Beckett


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4.0 out of 5 stars Blair Witch On An English Moor, 19 Aug 2012
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Take Blair Witch, add some weird sexual tension and place it in a English forest. Welcome to A Night In The Woods.

Using a similar blueprint to the found footage classic, the movie ups the scares by adding a sense of genuine malice between the two male characters who have enough to contend with as paranoia that they are not alone in an extremely isolated location.

When found footage works, tiny details created by happenstance often make or break the movie. In this case, as cast members point a night vision camera into the gloom a moth hitting the lens is enough to make you jump. When a girl lies knocked out, a beetle creeping over a nearby stone is a nice touch that can't be faked (well it could be, obviously, but it isn't...).

A Night In The Woods is an interesting movie. As much an examination of a man who only wants to view the world as mediated through his camera - which he uses to obsessively keep a video diary - as it is a tense wilderness horror film, taste will dictate whether you enjoy the shaky cam fright flick experience, but if you do, this one should satisfy.

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1.0 out of 5 stars horrible waste of time, 25 Feb 2014
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i am so sorry I wasted my time with this movie. there is a beginning, sort of an end and absolutely nothing in between. I expected more. make no mistake this is not one of those movies that you don't understand because they are too sophisticated and have hidden meanings; this one has simply nothing to say
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Night in the Woods, 3 Feb 2014
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Miss K. Penfold "catcrazy" (england) - See all my reviews
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very bad graphics, another film just like blair which project but the blair which project was 10 times better, the previews for this film look very good but it is a boring story line and makes no sence
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2.0 out of 5 stars The Blair Witch as a marriage counsellor....(spoilers), 1 Feb 2014
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Brody, girlfriend Kerry and her friend Leo go hiking in Dartmoor's Wistman's Woods, named because of its supposedly haunted past.

That night, sexual tension and strained relationships come to a head turning what should have been a peaceful camping adventure into a nightmare.

As paranoia reaches fever pitch it becomes clear that there is a much darker force at work in the ancient surroundings.

Who or what is after them? And who is carrying the camera in that scene where Kerry is running around on her own?

So the director of this film stated he made this because of a dream he had. What he means is, he saw The Blair Witch Project, knows some people and decided to homage it/rip it off.

But it's nowhere near as bad as what I feared. But you cannot watch this film without comparing it to Blair Witch, because it's just too similar, and this is where the film is it's own worst enemy.

There is a sub-plot involving the three, Brody has discovered something about Leo, but it concludes too quickly and it's obvious from the start. And this is the films other problem, the characters are not very likable, so it's difficult to care for them.

There are a couple of good scares, where the sound technicians just decide to make the film extremely loud, and some eerie imagery.

And there is a huge issue regarding who on earth is holding the camera when Kerry is on her own, really makes it less 'realistic'.

But, as i've already said, it's not awful, just too familiar.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money!!, 21 Feb 2013
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Big Mike (Bradford, West Yorkshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This truly terrible film has only two things going for it. One is the very lovely Anna Skellern. The other is the filming on Dartmoor and in Wistman's Woods. Neither are enough to save this truly dreadful film. The male characters are both very unlikeable and it takes forever for anything interesting to happen. Even the "making of" special feature seems to go on forever. It might have worked better as a straightforward horror film rather than being made as a ripoff of the "Blair Witch" style of filmaking. And it is also very boring.
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2.0 out of 5 stars The UK's answer to the Blair Witch, 13 Feb 2013
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It's amazing that this film was ever made. Not because it's particularly bad, but simply because I can't imagine the sales pitch that financed it. It must have gone along the lines of: `A Night in the Woods is a film that's shot entirely from the point of view of a single camera operator and is about three friends who go hiking in the woods, only to get picked off by an evil witch.'

Surely the studio executive listening to that pitch would have said, `Yeah, but... isn't that the Blair Witch Project?' And they'd be right. Only this one is made in England. Otherwise it's pretty similar.

As I say, it's not as bad as it could be. The three characters are pretty amusing and there's a fair bit of UK vs US banter between the English girl and her American boyfriend, plus they're pretty realistic in the way they all interact. Then there's the scenery. The film is a decent advert for the English countryside, showing some really scenic shots of Dartmoor. These become increasingly creepy as the night vision techniques are used.

However, from a promising start, we're soon treated to a pub-load of country bumpkins that happen to tell them sinister tales, foretelling what's to come (ala every other film of this type). Then, after a long build up with nothing vaguely supernatural happening, odd things start to occur (and one of the three vanishes mysteriously, again, just like Blair Witch).

I thought that perhaps it shouldn't have been filmed from the first-person and the film-makers should have stuck with a more simple approach. At least that way it would be a little less like Blair Witch. Plus, and I hope people won't think that this is too much like a spoiler, but the very first shot of the film is text explaining that these three people were never seen again and this footage has been edited together to `explain' it. I found that this kind of removed the tension as to who might or might not survive. If you know all three are never going to be seen again, it does kind of take away some of the mystique.

If Blair Witch was never made, this might have been thought of more highly. As it is, A Night in the Woods is sadly little more than a poor copy of a better film. It's not bad, but it's hardly worth seeking out, unless you're really into these `first person' films.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Devils Of Dartmoor, 14 Nov 2012
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Mr. Jonathon T. Beckett "vampire lover" (Dracula's Crypt) - See all my reviews
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Following the death of her father, Kerry(Anna Skellern), accompanies her American boyfriend Brody(Scoot McNairy) and the mysterious Leo, possibly her cousin, on a camping trip into the Norfolk moors. Tensions run high between the two men, both with an army of skeletons in their closets, culminating in Brody abadoning the campsite at the dead of night. That's when their trouble really starts.....
Okay, this might just be another found footage film, a British Blair Witch, but it's competantly enough made and has plenty of atmosphere and good performances to hold the interest. The problem with a film such as this is its success relies on the effectiveness of its conclusion. When a film takes a long time to build up to the main event, it better be good. In this repect, 'A Night In The Woods' ulimately fails as it lacks the cohesion needed to provide the big bang ending the audience expects and deserves.
Major plus points are a great performance by McNairy as the troubled Brody, obsessively recording everything with his camera, some wonderful cinematography and of course the perfect location. It's these rather more incidental pleasures, rather than the plot itself that keeps the film afloat. So, to sum up, an entertaining enough effort that will probably satisfy one viewing, but a very slight picture all said and done. 3 out of 5.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars boring, 10 Sep 2012
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This film does not work on any level. Its nowhere near Blair witch as described, no atmosphere or horror just 3 boring fools fumbling around the Moor, no one is after them at all! the setting of Dartmoor is the only thing going for it, don't waste your money like I did.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A crap night in the woods, 16 July 2013
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Well i watched this and i am glad i bought it for a bargain price as i find it boring and so predictable...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Lame Found Footage., 29 Jan 2013
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The core story does not hang together and nor does the second half of this derivative and un-scary Brit Horror. It's clear that the director is not a horror aficionado as the 'local warnings' only give rise to a lot of running about and shaky night cam. Logic is abandoned quickly and there simply are none of the incremental scares of Blair Witch - to which this owes a great debt. The trouble with 'found footage' films is that they spend far too much energy in figuring out how to do the multiple perspectives (which defy story logic) and trying to 'look gritty' (V/H/S you are also guilty) than in investing in sympathy for the characters. See my chapter on Blair Witch in my forthcoming 'Writing the Horror Movie for more. There's not a lot too this. A bunch of locals with spades should have put it out of its misery long before the closing credits. Could do better. Sorry.
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