We’re big fans of Adam Wingard around here and we like to keep tabs on his upcoming projects. Well today he surprised us all with release of a trailer for a film we didn’t even know he was making: The Woods. The eerie cover of The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” adds to the powerfully beautiful terror that seems to be lurking in the trees. With overhead landscape shots that evoke the opening of The Shining, and sense hopelessness that has shades of The Blair Witch Project, the trailer for The Woods certainly has roots (sorry!) in horrors past, but given Wingard’s success with completely turning the table on expected genre tropes, we’ll go out on a limb (sorry, again!) and say that the film is going to deliver something special and deeply unsettling. Without warning The Woods just became one of our most anticipated films of the year.

 

The Woods will ruin all future camping trips when it hits theaters on September 16th.

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