Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, lamb and tuna fish. If Vincent D’Onofrio’s (Full Metal Jacket) directorial debut Don’t Go in the Woods is any indication, then the next match made in movie heaven is musical-meets-slasher flick. Somehow I don’t think that’s going to work out so well.
Don’t Go in the Woods, from Tribeca Film, is a cautionary tale told through the story of a young band who heads into the woods to find inspiration for their songs. What they find is a “nightmare beyond comprehension.” The film releases nationally On Demand via cable VOD, iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly and Vudu on December 26th, with a limited theatrical release in January 2012. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
So did you laugh as much as I did? I found Don’t Go in the Woods unintentionally funny, with the type of humor that the classic 70s and 80s slasher flicks always inspired. However, in this case, the killer’s motive is obvious and just. If a bunch of hipsters invaded my woods with their acoustic guitars and Dashboard Confessional sentiment, I’d want to brain them with a rock, too. (Is it just me or does the killer look like a combination of Zorro and Heisenberg? Maybe Walter White has been hiding out in the woods when these kids came a rockin’.)
Check out the movie site here and synopsis for Don’t Go in the Woods below:
Don’t Go in the Woods is sound advice, especially when there’s a killer on the loose. First-time director Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”) explores love, greed and ruthlessness in this twisted musical/horror hybrid, telling the story of a young band who heads to the woods to get away from their everyday lives in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to walk away from the trip with new tunes that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension.