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A Night In The Woods

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If you go down to the woods today be sure of a big surprise

A forbidding west-country wasteland of local legends and misty intrigue, Dartmoor should be the perfect setting for a homegrown horror.

Indeed, director Richard Parry (a former war correspondent, no less) once endured a camping trip there that was so spooky he decided to turn it into a found-footage film.

Improvised by a trio of talented actors (including Monsters’ Scoot McNairy), who play out an unlikely love triangle while menaced by forces unseen, the results, however, are shriekingly generic.

There’s plenty of atmosphere, but both the leads and the location deserve better.

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