Oh wow, I really enjoyed this film. The way it conveys its creepy atmosphere through the point of view of a young boy is definitely a stroke of genius. Young kids with their hyperactive imaginations and at times irrational ways of thinking definitely have a way of perceiving the unseen in a threatening way. The sound too (or rather, the lack there of) is freaking phenomenal in this. I give this film all my praise!
A good mix of psychological horror and familial drama make up this interesting film from director Gilles Marchand and co-scripter Dominik Moll. A delusional man takes his two boys into the forest with some hope of remaining there forever with them and confronting his demon(s) head on.
A low-key, yet totally classy film. I can't think of a better film about parents trying to reconnect with their children. The film is a thing on its own. Amazing script, really great metaphor. Great looks. Boss actors. More people should know about Into the Forest.
A busy, young script, half-realized but with a lot on its mind, much like those good amateur horror tales someone says "just has to be a film". It's not a total success, but the way it captures the elusive sensations in the dynamic of an estranged, divorced dad taking kids on holiday is noteworthy - and the forest serves as an arena to these kind of feelings and apprehensions. There's a great scene: [cont.]
An impressionable boy's sensitive nature is provoked in the isolated custody of his mentally ill father. But his imagination is informed by metaphorical insight, unlike the father's literal-minded delusions -- hence the father's increasingly desperate, tragic need to connect with him. Strong work misses full, haunting potential by valuing routine suspense over depth & intensity of its unique father/son relationship.