NOBODY SLEEPS IN THE WOODS TONIGHT (2020) Reviews of Polish horror now on Netflix

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Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight is a 2020 Polish slasher horror feature film about technology-dependent teens who go camping… offline. Original title: Wlesie dzis nie zasnie nikt

Directed by Bartosz M. Kowalski from a screenplay co-written with Jan Kwiecinski and Mirella Zaradkiewicz, the movie stars Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz, Michal Lupa, Wiktoria Gasiewska and Sebastian Dela.

A group of technology-dependent teenagers go camping… offline. Common hiking in the woods without access to smartphones will not end, however, as planned by the organizers. They will have to fight for real life with something that they have not seen even in the darkest corners of the Internet. In the face of deadly danger lurking in the woods, they will discover what true friendship, love and sacrifice are…

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight will be available on Netflix on October 28th 2020.

” …even if the tone of the film is infused with smatterings of nostalgia, there are many excellently executed jump scares and a genuinely creepy atmosphere. Much credit must be given to the director, producers, cast (especially Wieniawa and Lupa) and score composer Jimek, whose music, relying on 1980s-inspired tunes and the theremin (the trademark sound of 1950s science-fiction), elevates the uneasy mood and strengthens the suspension of disbelief.” Cineuropa

“It might be predictable and it might not be up there with the classics, but Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight knows exactly what it is, delivering gory deaths, meta gags and likeable characters (who will mostly die, sorry).” Digital Spy

“The runtime may seem a bit long at 1 hour and 42 minutes. However, this is mostly because we also get a full backstory on the “Leatherface”-inspired character. Also, I loved the fact that most of this movie plays out in the daytime. That means we can actually see what’s happening […] And yes, in classic slasher style, we are dealing with practical effects in this movie!” Heaven of Horror

“The characters are lackluster. In an attempt to be realistic (I think), what we get is basic dumbed-down characters with very little personality. And Jesus, they’re stupid […] The movie looks good and the special effects, which appeared to be 90% practical, were good, especially when it came to the chopped up bodies and gore.” Horror Fuel

“The movie has some fun elements and references to several horror movies that makes a light watch in between. The eerieness and uneasy feeling of the woods with long shots and close up when the creature kills people sends chills down the spine. Credit goes to Cezary Stolecki for the cinematography. Bartosz M Kowalski could’ve done more with the story that had the potential of being a good slasher movie.” Koimoi

” …Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight offers highly hormonal characters — some introverted, others extroverted as they all navigate the darkness that they are about to face. The story uses the forest to ignite chaos, giving the characters space to be separated and experience the incoming violence at different times. But Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight is not special, and there’s no particular reason for any horror fans to lurch for it for horror month.” Ready Steady Cut!

“The makeup for the killers is nicely done as well. They’re both huge in height and width and would be intimidating enough naturally. Combined with the makeup they resemble the kind of troll or ogre folklore says inhabits the forests of Europe. They certainly make effective villains. While the end result is pretty much Friday the 13th takes a Wrong Turn it is all done with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.” Voices from the Balcony

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Cast and characters:
Julia Wieniawa-Narkiewicz … Zosia Wolska (as Julia Wieniawa)
Michal Lupa … Julek
Wiktoria Gasiewska … Aniela Turek
Stanislaw Cywka … Bartek
Sebastian Dela … Daniel Czajka
Gabriela Muskala … Iza
Michal Zbroja … Monster Twin #1 / Monster Twin #2
Miroslaw Zbrojewicz … Postman – Tarman
Piotr Cyrwus … Priest
Olaf Lubaszenko … Policeman
Wojciech Mecwaldowski … Camp manager
Bartlomiej Kotschedoff … Keeper from the camp
Bartlomiej Firlet … Keeper helper
Malgorzata Szczerbowska … Mother of twins
Izabela Dabrowska … Prostitute Janeczka
Jakub Góralczuk … Twin
Filip Góralczuk … Twin
Agnieszka Czekanska … Mother of Zosia
Jaroslaw Golec … Father of Zosia
Julia Kostow … Sister of Zosia (as Julia Kostov)
Robert Wabich … Mariusz
Sebastian Stankiewicz … Brother of Mariusz
Olivia Castanho … Aniela (voice)

Technical details:
102 minutes
Audio: Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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