While a small part of me died a little when I saw that one of the most exciting directors in the genre was using his talent to make a found footage movie, it’s hard not to be excited to see what Adam Wingard does next. And that movie happens to be The Woods, a found footage horror film that’s largely a mystery—all we really know is that a bunch of kids go into the woods and don’t get to leave.
I’m pretty torn here if I’m being honest. I really dig Wingard’s stuff but I absolutely hate the potato-cammed, lazy format that is found footage. Anyway, The Woods hits theaters on September 16th, so I still have plenty of time to be annoyed by it.
The film involves a group of college students on a camping trip who discover they are not alone.
Written by longtime collaborator Simon Barrett, The Woods stars James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid and Wes Robinson.