The Woods (2006)

Director
Lucky McKee

Main cast
Agnes Bruckner; Patricia Clarkson; Rachel Nichols; Lauren Birkell; Emma Campbell

Genres
Mystery, Horror, Thriller

Description
Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.


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