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Murder in the Woods (2020)

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MURDER IN THE WOODS is centered on a group of college friends who plan a getaway to celebrate a birthday party at a desolate cabin in the woods. Against his grandmother's (Soledad St. Hilaire) demands, Jesse (José Julián), a loner-type decides to go on atrip with his friends. He is immediately smitten with Fernanda (Jeanette Samano), a sweet girl from Chicago whom he hasn't seen in years. She is in town visiting her loudmouth cousin, Chelsea (Chelsea Rendon),who is ready to celebrate her birthday and plans to let loose with herboyfriend Gabe (Jordan Diambrini). Tagging along at the last second are Jule (Kade Wise), the class clown pothead,and the very out-of-his-league Celeste (Catherine Toribio). Soon after arriving to themysterious cabin in the woods, the group of teens discover the dark secret it holds, which forces them to fight for their lives.

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Critic Reviews for Murder in the Woods

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

[T]hough we've seen this story dozens of times before, director Luis Iga Garza and screenwriter Yelyna De Leon deliver a darkly funny, self-aware and deliberately (I would think) cliché-riddled screamer.

August 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

While I hoped for a bigger blast of creativity with Murder in the Woods, I'm happy for its professionalism and its inclusion of Latinx moments and references.

October 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Succeeds as a very good and often tense slasher film that unabashedly embraces the classic slasher set up.

October 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Something is endearing about a film that isn't desperate to impress. Instead, it announces itself as a drive-in special that could serve up some good times with a unique spin.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Doesn't revolutionize the stranded in the woods genre, but it plays the hits well making for an entertaining horror thriller.

September 20, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A slasher love letter with a focus on diversity, "Murder in the Woods" may not reinvent the genre, but it is an entertaining romp through tried and true tropes that paves the way for more inclusive storytelling and casting.

September 17, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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