Review by Monique Thompson
After a tragic accident, Grace is lost and alone in the Smoky Mountains. Grace’s struggle for survival is made more complicated by her troubled past. Battling the demons in her mind may be the only way to come out alive.
We all know how most Indie horror flicks turn out: overly dramatic killings, unrealistic bloody scenes, horrible acting…You see where I’m headed I’m sure. For an Indie horror flick, Girl in Woods is actually quite good. Still Indie, but not as bad as some. Granted, it is a psychological film so sometimes it does drift off a little too much, but for the most part, it’s not much of a pain to sit through.
Grace (Juliet Reeves) is being tormented with hallucinations and nightmares of her father’s suicide so her and her boyfriend decide a weekend getaway is much needed. Ironically by the term getaway, they escape to the darkest of woods. From that point, things are quite predictable, but still interesting. Obviously, being deep in the woods equates to no cellular reception so Grace’s only option is to rummage deeper through the forest. As the films antagonist, Reeves does a pretty good job of sticking to character. In most, if not all, Indie films, it’s pretty expected that there will be weird and overly dramatized moments that make for silly endings, but Girl In Woods still manages to work, ending with a nice twist.