It was back in May we first got word of Corin Hardy’s feature length directorial debut, The Woods, and back then we were able to share a rather sinister poster and brief synopsis for the film.
Today comes a second poster, which I am sure will remind you of another woods based horror feature from 1999, and along with the poster comes a lengthier, more detailed synopsis. Hopefully a trailer will be released shortly.
Corin Hardy directs and co-writes The Woods, and the cast includes oseph Mawle (“Game Of Thrones”) and Bojana Novakovic (Edge Of Darkness), with Michael McElhatton (Shadow Dancer) and Michael Smiley (A Field In England, “Spaced”).
Fraught economic pressures force Adam Hitchens, a London based conservationist, to take a job surveying an Irish forest. He hopes the move to a mill house deep in the idyllic countryside will be a breath of fresh air for his wife Clare, their young baby son Finn and dog Iggy. Not everyone approves of their arrival however. A farmer with strong beliefs in local tradition and folklore warns of danger if Adam does not stop unsettling the ancient, sacred forests with his tests and assessments.
When someone or something breaks into the house at night with the apparent intention of harming their child, the worried couple believes the locals are taking it a step further, intent on driving them away. But after the police aren’t able to catch the elusive intruders, events take a turn for the unexplainable and terrifying when the millhouse comes under attack. Stranded in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by darkness, Adam and Clare must fight to protect their child and themselves and survive the invasion of horrific, vicious beings that emerge from deep within the sacred woods surrounding their smallholding.