RED WOODS (2021) Reviews of backwoods found-footage horror


‘Their footage will tell his story’

Red Woods is a 2021 American found-footage horror film about a group of urban explorers that go to the backwoods of Appalachia. Hoping to capture footage of abandoned houses, they unwittingly become the subjects of a much darker video – made by a different kind of “enthusiast”.

Written and directed by Nicholas Danko, based on a story by Ted Voron, the movie stars Michael Barnett, Brian E. Stead, Jacquelynn Ware and Justin Rose. Produced by Elizabeth Danko and Nicholas Danko.



“The final half-hour of Red Wood is surprisingly tense given this is a found footage film so we know how it will end. The big difference, at least for me, was the way it was shot. It doesn’t look like a found footage film and that, combined with a good script, let me forget I was watching one. Granted most conventional horror films end the same way as most found footage films do these days, but it’s nice not knowing it before the film even starts.” Voices from the Balcony


Red Woods will be released on North American VOD platforms by Freestyle Digital Media on February 5th and on Blu-ray on February 9th.

Cast and characters:

Michael Barnett … Cross
Brian E. Stead … Dutch
Jacquelynn Ware … Jack
Justin Rose … Madhouse
Jennifer Milligan … Raven
Michael Cruse … Ensa
Stephanie Swift … Flynn
Adam Cooley … Adam
Debrah Evans … Dee Dee
Phil Henderson … Phil
Augustus Danko … Gus
Neil Baney … Old Shack Man
Robert J. Wood … Shack Shooter
Phoebe Costanza … Kat
Parker Baney … Man at Gas Station
Michael Patrick Trimm … Neo / Devlin


Not to be confused with British horror film RedWood (2017) or Redwoods, the 2009 gay men romance movie.




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