First Trailer for New Horror Thriller 'The Woods' From Adam Wingard

May 10, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Woods Trailer

"A nightmare of classic proportions." Lionsgate has released the first trailer for Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett's new horror thriller The Woods, with a quote from Brad Miska saying its one of the "scariest movies ever made". The film is about a group of college students on a camping trip that discover they are not alone. This is supposed to introduce a new creepy horror character, which you'll barely get a glimpse of in this footage if you look close. The cast includes James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid, and Wes Robinson. This could actually be pretty good, as these two filmmakers are fantastic and always deliver. I do want to see more from this, but I'm intrigued already.

Here's the first official trailer for Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett's The Woods, direct from YouTube:

The Woods Poster

The story involves a group of college students on a camping trip who discover they are not alone in the woods. The Woods is the latest film from filmmaking duo, director Adam Wingard, and screenwriter Simon Barrett, of the outstanding films The Guest, You're Next and A Horrible Way to Die previously; as well as segments for V/H/S 1 & 2, and The ABCs of Death. The film was finished in late 2015, but hasn't premiered anywhere yet and doesn't have anything else set yet. Lionsgate will release The Woods in theaters starting September 16th. For more updates, follow @lionsgatemovies. Anyone interested in seeing this?

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"group of college students on a camping trip who discover they are not alone in the woods" this is as original as a Transformers movie.

tarek on May 10, 2016


It's a horror movie dude. It's more about how they are executed than it is about originality.

Jon Odishaw on May 10, 2016


Agreed, but starting off with an original premise could make it even better, even in this genre. I thought that, for example, the original premise of The Cabin in the Woods very much contributed to it being an interesting and enjoyable horror movie.

Nash on May 10, 2016


Cabin in the woods is the modern staple for originality in horror. It follows was pretty original, too. But films like The Conjuring, Insidious and Babadook were fantastic(imo) even though they were unoriginal. So while I agree originality would be nice, I have enjoyed just as many unoriginal scripts with talented directors at the helm.

Jon Odishaw on May 10, 2016


I thought the Babadook was very original. Could you come up with a movie that has dealt with a similar concept ?

tarek on May 10, 2016


Well it was a great spin but you could argue that a quick description would be "a mother and son deal with a melevolant force in their home". Whereas films like insidious and conjuring would be something like "a family seeks paranormal help after a melevolant force haunts their home." My point is it doesn't matter to me how sumple a description of a film is as long as there is talent behind the camera.

Jon Odishaw on May 10, 2016


Yeah. Agreed, essentially it was a boogeyman type film.

DAVIDPD on May 10, 2016


I loved the Babadook. Creeped me out. I'll check out the Canal though.

David Diaz on May 11, 2016


The badadook sucked Jon. Watch the canal. Same theme, way scarier...

ari smulders on May 11, 2016


Thank you sir for praising The Cabin in the Woods. Fine movie that was and is ...

shiboleth on May 10, 2016


Cabin In The Woods was embarrassingly bad. I don't get the praise for that film at all. It turned into such a ridiculous joke.

Charles Knowlton on May 10, 2016


How will it be executed that could make a difference? A bunch of young adults doing the sex drugs and alcohol thing as usual and then interrupted by a stalker who will chase half naked girls who will scream every 10 mn.

tarek on May 10, 2016


well first off I would put money on the movie NOT going down the way you just described.

Jon Odishaw on May 10, 2016


You will loose your money.

tarek on May 10, 2016


Ignorant lol. That formula is from the early 2000's. I take it you haven't seen many horror movies past that or you don't know much about movies in general. A ton of movies go by the same general plot outline but it's executed in different fashions. There could be two kidnapping stories and yeah, there's a bad guy. But what are his motives, is there character development, how does the protagonist stop the kidnaper? There's different ways to go about the same formula and it looks like this one does it right.

steve on May 11, 2016


Well, to be fair, Teen horror genre isn't my cup of tea. I take it you're fan of the Paranormal BS Activity franchise and consider Blair witch as a masterpiece. ( this is for the change) I wouldn't want to sound pretentious, but I've probably watched more movies than you could watch for the rest of your life. Listen, neither what I've seen in this trailer ( Lame found footage style, Overdone cliché scenes we've seen 1000 times in cheap Teen-movies, etc.) nor the generic synopsis are interesting enough to be worth of my time.

tarek on May 11, 2016


The Guest and You're next are two of my favourites of the last five years.

Jon Odishaw on May 10, 2016


don't you forget sinister and the canal? By the way look for the survivalist. You will like that...

ari smulders on May 11, 2016


Damn you trees! They should have stayed home and played Xbox.

Carpola on May 10, 2016


This scares me in a way which reminds on Blair Witch Project. Version 2016. I truly don't want that experience again ...

shiboleth on May 10, 2016


I can't believe how many times I've read those same quotes in other trailers that just turned out to be big letdowns. I'll remain optimistic about it but my hopes aren't very high.

Charles Knowlton on May 10, 2016


It's a nice change of pace to finally hear an intense, slow cover of an 80s song during a horror movie trailer. But, cliches aside, Adam Wingard hasn't let me down yet. I can't wait to see this.

Jonathan on May 10, 2016


Tasty as fuqqqqq.

DAVIDPD on May 10, 2016


Hyperbolic quotes aside - this might be passable, but this trailer is pretty bad. I thought trailers were going to stop doing that overused thing where a girl sings a popular song slowly?

cuckoozey on May 11, 2016


And I thought that this awful found footage style was dead.

tarek on May 11, 2016


This isn't a found footage film at all. None of the characters were filming any of it.

David Diaz on May 11, 2016


But it shares a lot with its awful style. A super shaky camera.

tarek on May 11, 2016


great trailer, on my list. Like these kind of movies. Yup, all dead and the endshot leaves you in doubt...

ari smulders on May 11, 2016


I thoroughly enjoyed The Guest, and I like a horror, so I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for this one.

Payne by name on May 11, 2016


I'm interested but they gotta chill out with all these damn quotes!

Brandon on May 15, 2016


Lol this trailer didn't reveal anything at all. Basically just summed up critical praise for hype. I likedWingard/Barrett's You're Next quite a bit, though, so I'm looking forward on some actual info on the film.

Terry Craig on May 15, 2016

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