It’s nice to see that SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS is a horror movie where the characters don’t have to act stupid, ignorant, or in denial for the plot to work. This already puts it ahead of the other books in its popular subgenre, which is about a summer camp that goes very wrong.
A little girl with big bows in her hair runs through the woods at night. She climbs up to where bloody jars are hanging from trees and doesn’t seem to mind. Then she sees bloody razor blades and screams when she looks up and sees someone standing over her.
We find out who and why in the end, but first we see camp counselor Ben (Dan Leahy) get shot with an arrow with a rubber tip. He tells the children around him. “If you want the audience to believe, the threat has to feel real.”
This makes us think that SHE CAME FROM THE WOODS will go in a certain direction that it doesn’t. It’s not all a big joke, but rather a joke that was thought to be a joke but turned out to be real.
Camp Briarbrook’s last day of summer is today. We know it’s the 1980s because of the hairstyles and the music (a synopsis gives the year as 1987). Gilbert McAlister, who started the camp and is played by William Sadler, and his grown daughter Heather run it (Cara Buono). Heather’s two sons, Shawn (Tyler Elliot Burke) and Peter (Spencer List), are both counselors. Shawn is responsible and Peter isn’t. Visit primewire letmewatchthis for free movies streaming.