Silver Woods (2017): English Thriller Movies, Full Length, Free Movies, American Horror Story, Drama Movie, HD, Scary Movie, Independent Horror.
Plot Summary: Something grisly waits inside Silver Woods. When a local park ranger warns a group of friends to stay out they can’t resist going in.
When a local park ranger warns a group of friends to stay out of the woods they can’t resist. Soon they learn just how dark some secrets can be.
Silver woods is a bad movie and I’m saying that right off the bat because I feel it’s important to stress that movies should not get a free pass because they are very low budget. All too often I read glowing reviews of lower budget indie movies only to find they are far less than average, and I personally don’t believe it’s fair to the filmmakers to coddle them. Being aware or your shortcomings is how you grow past them and improve your craft, and stating that all of a movies bad points can be excused because of its low budget and passion isn’t helping anyone, I know I am just a lowly reviewer and my words are not profound, but in my eyes constructive criticism is always the way forward.
Silver Woods follows the plot of many horror movies that have come before it where a group of friends get together for a weekend retreat to an isolated cabin in the woods. To any horror fan the set-up is familiar, but some of the best movies in the genre have started the same way. So our group of friends looking for something to pass the time decide to go on a hike but they are warned by the local park ranger to not enter Silver Woods. He never divulges any specifics, but warns them to keep their distance. Two members of the group overcome with curiosity can’t help themselves, and check it out anyway. If I were to go on any further I would get into spoilers so I’ll stop there. It’s a clichéd plot but that has never been a problem in horror movies. For example you can’t have a ghost movie without the clichéd haunted house or cursed object. These plot points are over used because they work.
Silver Woods was produced by Overnight Pictures and after checking out some of their other work via their Facebook and YouTube pages, it became apparent they are a very small but passionate group of filmmaker’s and they appear to love what they do. So more power to them. With that in mind they suffer from the usual pitfalls such groups tend to face, like low quality editing, poor audio and stilted, wooden performances. Some of the line delivery was passable but for the most part it was very apparent I was watching actors not characters. The camerawork also suffers from what I assume was a lack of a tripod as most of the shots are very shaky or uneven. With all of that being said the technical side of the movie wasn’t really where its troubles lay.
Silver Woods lacks any kind of atmosphere, and in horror atmosphere is king. The movie totally lacked any tension because there was no sense of dread or foreboding. Most of the movie is shot in daylight with the ground covered in snow, so many of the scenes are very brightly lit. And as much of the movie is a group of friends palling around, it just did not feel like a horror movie, there is an extended scene where all of the characters are just walking through the woods throwing banter back and forth and it felt as though I was watching a home movie…….
Five old friends decide to get together for a weekend’s vacation in the woods, only things don’t go as planned. We review Silver Woods from director Clay Moffatt.
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If horror movies have taught us anything, it’s not a wise idea to spend a vacation staying in a cabin in the middle of the woods; just see The Evil Dead, Cabin in the Woods and Cabin Fever (amongst many more). In Silver Woods, five old friends who have seemed to have drifted apart over recent years decide to take a weekend jaunt to one such cabin in the woods.
Cast: Adam Berardi, Jonathon Booker, Titus Covington, Michael Espinoza, Cash Evans, Fallon Franzen, Michael Lopez
Director: Clay Moffatt
Genres: Mystery , Thriller
Runtime: 1h 8min
Mystery , Thriller
Director: Clay Moffatt
Writer: Clay Moffatt
Stars: Adam Berardi, Jonathon Booker, Titus Covington
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