The Watcher in the Woods

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"Scared of going into the woods? You should be ..."
  • PG
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 6.1  (6,903)
  • 52

The Watcher in the Woods is a 1980 supernatural horror film produced by Walt Disney Productions. The movie was directed by John Hough and features a cast that includes Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, and Bette Davis. The movie is based on a novel by Florence Engel Randall. The Watcher in the Woods follows the story of Jan and Ellie Curtis, two young sisters who move with their family to a remote country estate in the English countryside. While exploring the woods surrounding their new home, the girls discover a mysterious abandoned mansion with a sordid past. The sisters become intrigued by the history of the mansion and begin to investigate its secrets.

As Jan and Ellie delve deeper into the mysteries of the mansion, they become convinced that the spirit of someone who died there is trying to communicate with them. The sisters are aided in their investigations by Mrs. Aylwood, the owner of the estate and the mother of Karen Aylwood, a girl who disappeared 30 years earlier from the very mansion that Jan and Ellie have discovered.

Despite the many warnings of Mrs. Aylwood, who believes that the girls are in grave danger, Jan and Ellie persist in their investigations, unearthing clues that lead them closer to solving the mystery of Karen's disappearance. Along the way, they encounter strange and unexplainable events, including unexplained apparitions, eerie noises, and inexplicable weather phenomena.

The Watcher in the Woods is filled with suspense and intrigue, as the audience is taken along on a spine-tingling journey through the dark and foreboding woods. The movie blends elements of horror and mystery seamlessly, drawing the audience deeper and deeper into its twisting and turning plot.

The performances of the cast are excellent, particularly that of Bette Davis, who plays Mrs. Aylwood with a sense of menace and foreboding that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Lynn-Holly Johnson and Kyle Richards are also outstanding, portraying the sisters with a mix of curiosity, fear, and bravery that makes them eminently likable and sympathetic.

The cinematography and special effects are also noteworthy, creating a dark and brooding atmosphere that perfectly captures the feeling of a haunted mansion in the middle of a creepy forest. The scenes in the woods are particularly effective, with the use of mist and strong gusts of wind adding to the sense of otherworldliness and unease.

Overall, The Watcher in the Woods is a classic horror movie that has stood the test of time. It is a must-see for all fans of the genre and is sure to give audiences a good scare. The movie is a perfect choice for a dark and stormy night or any time you're in the mood for a creepy and unsettling movie experience.

The Watcher in the Woods is a 1981 fantasy movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 52.

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  • Release Date
    1981
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    1 hr 24 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (6,903)
  • Metascore
    52