IN THE FOREST (2022) Reviews of backwoods survival horror thriller

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In the Forest is a 2022 American backwoods survival horror-thriller about a family whose RV gets stuck while they are on a camping trip. Unfortunately, they also discover a disturbing secret…

Written and directed by Hector Barren (Josh Is Dying; Lloyd). Produced by Jenna Di’Carlo, Ewan Dunbar and Brian McLaughlin.

The movie stars Lyman Ward, Debbon Ayer, Cristina Spruell, Kaitlyn Dias, Cristina Spruell, Sharon Sharth, Don Baldaramos and Mathew Thomas Odette.

When Helen (Debbon Ayer) and her daughter Emily (Cristina Spruell) reluctantly accompany Helen’s father Stan (Lyman Ward) on a family camping trip, he decides to drive deep into the forest for a real outdoors experience. However, an angry landowner, Howard (Don Baldaramos), arrives and forces them to leave.

When their RV gets stuck, Helen decides to seek help but discovers a disturbing secret on the man’s property. She must then fight to protect her family and make it out of the forest alive before being hunted down…

In The Forest has a severe problem, which is its script. Everything from how the plot is structured to how it unfolds on-screen is problematic for your enjoyment. As a result, it ends up being a movie with a fairly dry first half and a second-half that improves on the entertainment factor but has so many holes in its story that it becomes untenable. 3/10 10th Circle

Release date:
In the USA, Vertical Entertainment will release In the Forest theatrically in select locations and On-Demand (VOD) on January 28th 2022.

Cast and characters:
Lyman Ward … Stan aka Grandpa
Time Winters … Gary
Kaitlyn Dias … Natalie
Debbon Ayer … Helen
Cristina Spruell … Emily
Sharon Sharth … Pamela
Don Baldaramos … Howard
Mathew Thomas Odette … Andrew

Filming locations:
Graeagle, California
Los Angeles, California


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