Forest of the Damned

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"Thrown out of Heaven... They'll take you to Hell..."
  • R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 2.9  (1,200)

Forest of the Damned is an intense 2005 horror movie, directed by Johannes Roberts, about a group of six people who venture into a dense forest in Eastern Europe, only to fall prey to a horrific evil that lurks within the woods. Starring Tom Savini, Daniel Maclagan, and Nicole Petty, the movie is a terrifying ride through the unknown, bringing viewers to the brink of their seats with suspenseful moments, gory violence, and unnerving images that will linger long after the credits roll.

The movie opens with a group of friends gathering for a weekend trip to the remote forest, hoping for some fun and adventure. Their excitement is palpable, and the scenic beauty of nature around them is breathtaking. The group consists of two couples, the adventurous Danny and his girlfriend Jo and the laid-back Jack and his eager-to-please girlfriend Marie, and the brothers, Rob and Lee. They set up camp for the night, enjoying some drinks and swapping stories around the campfire.

However, their peaceful fun is soon disrupted when they hear strange noises coming from the woods, and they see a deranged man in a mask and with a machete, cutting one of his victims. The group soon realizes that they are not alone in the woods and that someone or something dangerous is after them. With their camping gear destroyed and all their means of communication cut off, they find themselves stranded in the heart of the dark and sinister forest, with no escape in sight.

As they struggle to survive the horrors of the forest, the group realizes that they are being hunted by a band of terrifying creatures that can take many different shapes and forms. The creatures are fast, agile, and are impervious to conventional weapons, and they seem to be always one step ahead of the group. The monsters are the dammed, cursed to roam the forest forever by an ancient curse. They are led by their ruthless queen, played with not a little of relish by Tom Savini, who revels in the mayhem the group brings into their hidden world.

In response, the group's survival instincts kick in, and they embark on a perilous journey to escape from the forest, fighting for their lives through countless terrifying encounters with the relentless creatures. The suspense never lets up, with jump scares and scenes of graphic bloodshed that will leave viewers feeling breathless. When the horror becomes too much to bear, the group quickly descends into chaos, with trust breaking down between them, and each member becomes more and more desperate to escape alone.

Forest of the Damned is an exciting and intense horror movie that is not for the faint of heart. The movie has a unique mix of believable and likable characters, eerie atmosphere, clever use of jump scares, and mind-bending twists that will thrill horror fans. The film's cinematography is also crucial to sustaining suspense throughout the runtime, with visceral close-ups and effective handheld shots that create a sense of kinetic urgency.

Another standout feature of the movie is the excellent sound design, which heightens tension and transforms the forest into a living and breathing character. The sound of snapping twigs, creepy footsteps, and animalistic growls intrude on the character's senses, and the score is haunting and evocative. Even in the moments of relative calm, there is a pervasive sense of unease that will leave viewers on edge.

In conclusion, Forest of the Damned is an engrossing and frightening horror movie that will appeal to fans of classic horror, as well as those who enjoy modern horror storytelling. The movie is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats from start to finish, and the twists and turns in the plot will leave them reeling. Whether you're a horror movie veteran or looking for some new scares, Forest of the Damned is an exciting and gruesome ride that is not to be missed.

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    1 hr 35 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    2.9  (1,200)