‘She Came From The Woods’, directed by Erik Bloomquist, has been released today!
In his career, director Erik Bloomquist has taken on a variety of genres, from vampires to holiday flicks.
With his latest feature picture, She Came From The Woods, based on his short film from 2017, Bloomquist is now paying homage to the summer camp horror films of the 1980s.
She Came from the Woods premiered at FrightFest on August 27, 2022. The film will be released theatrically on February 10, 2023.
Whats ‘She Came From The Woods’ about?
In 1987, a group of counselors accidentally unleashes a decades-old evil on the last night of summer camp. As the situation turns bloody, they’re forced to decide what stories are worth telling and what secrets are worth keeping.
‘She Came From The Woods’ Review
She Came From The Woods is a slick horror movie that melds slasher clichés with a more full-blooded brand of horror; by making the antagonist female, it manages to avoid some of the worst excesses of the 80’s horror genre. But it is a little disappointing that the witchcraft theme is developed here, and in many other recent releases, in such a retro style; this is the gnarly old woman = ultimate evil trope that we’ve seen many times before, even if Bloomquist does a good job racheting the retro-horror comedy up to Evil Dead levels. This is very much the Bloomquist of Night at the Eagle Lodge rather than Christmas at the Carousel.
Expanded from a short, She Came From the Woods should satisfy die hard horror fans who are happy to see their favourite clichés stood up on their feet again; there’s little we haven’t seen before, but as a make-over of 80’s horror clichés, this is a proficient enough rehash, with better performances than are required. Sadler’s exit in particular deserves some applause; Bloomquist embraces the tropes he clearly loves, and makes sure all the characters go out with a bang. And if nothing else, it’s a great excuse to exhume Kim Wilde’s seminal hit single, Kids in America.film-authority.com
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