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The Watcher in the Woods (2017)

TV-PG | | Horror | TV Movie 21 October 2017
Mrs. Aylwood is a distraught mother since her daughter, Karen, vanished in the Welsh countryside 30 years ago. When the Carstairs family move into the Aylwood manor for the summer., strange... See full summary »

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Paul Carstairs
Melanie Gutteridge ...
Kate Carstairs
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Helen Taylor
Rebecca Acock ...
Karen Aylwood (as Rebecca Aycock)
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Tom Colley
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John Keller
Crisian Emanuel ...
Mrs. Fleming
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Mrs. Thayer
Steven Elliot ...
The Watcher
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Old Gent
Pal Aron ...
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Mrs. Aylwood is a distraught mother since her daughter, Karen, vanished in the Welsh countryside 30 years ago. When the Carstairs family move into the Aylwood manor for the summer., strange occurrences begin to unnerve the family and Jan begins to suspect that they are linked to Karen's disappearance. As Jan unravels the dark past hidden by the townspeople, she delves further into the mystery and deeper into danger, but now it might be too late to escape the Watcher in the Woods. Written by Official site

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Anjelica Huston was executive producer Paula Hart's first choice for Mrs. Aylwood. Hart sent the actress a copy of the script and, much to her surprise and delight, Huston immediately agreed to take the role. See more »

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Lots of fun, something kids will enjoy, but you just might too!
24 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Its a bit of mystery, a bit of horror, and a bit of romance. its aimed for the youngsters, but the story, acting, and writing are top notch. Of course if you were hoping for actual horror, then move along. No body parts here. If you're looking for family fun, enjoy. One nice thing is that it really just entertains the kids, without piling on the political correctness, or some preachy message that ruins the fun. I recommend this. I will say again, viewers like Mr Ectoplasma who watch mostly only horro films, and like the trappings of horror will not be happy. This is an adventure story at heart, not a horror tale. In horror you feel the hoplesness as the hero/heroine is completely unable to do anything to save herself or others. This has a very different tone. Jan is smart, capable, and the scenery is there to show you the beauty of the English countryside, not to make you frightened or unsettled. Its only scary sometimes. I LIKED this approach and so will many others. But horror film lovers will be disappointed. One more time, I do NOT like horror. I have always found it kind of stupid. People who think like I do will enjoy this story. People who like by the book horror will NOT.


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