Don't go in the Woods
"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.
The film cleverly walks an unusual line, maintaining genuine suspense alongside a sinister sense of dread that haunts the characters as it explores the lengths that people will go in order to make their dreams come true. Displaying the musical talents of a gifted ensemble cast as they sing songs penned by acclaimed singer-songwriter Sam Bisbee, "Don't go in the Woods" unexpectedly veers from terrifying horror to musical moments that wouldn't be out of place on "Glee," truly keeping viewers captivated, terrified and entertained in equal measure.