Horror films are a hit with both audiences and filmmakers for a number of reasons. Whether it is the love for fear and violence or the sheer excitement of the disturbing unknown, horror is a well-loved genre. The lack of budget that the genre demands and the box office returns is a major attraction for filmmakers and financiers alike. The horror genre is perhaps the most versatile of all the genres as it continues to crossover to so many different sub genres. In the list we will be talking specifically about Horror films that takes place in the woods.
What is it about the woods that inflict a higher level of fear into our hearts. Is it the sense of not knowing what lurks in the shadows or perhaps the feeling of helplessness in a place of isolation. I admit, it definitely is one of the most cliché setting for a horror film, but it can also often times spring you with a surprise and provide the most thrilling and creative sides of the genre. Here’s the list of top scary films set in woods.
10. Cabin Fever (2002)
Cabin Fever is a 2002 American horror film directed by Eli Roth who also co-wrote the film. The film stars Rider Strong, Jordan Ladd, James DeBello, Cerina Vincent, Joey Kern, and Giuseppe Andrews. In the film a group of college graduates who rent a cabin in the woods begin to fall prey to a flesh-eating virus. Made with a small budget of 1.5 million dollars, the film was a huge financial success.
Cabin Fever was Eli Roth’s directorial debut and the inspiration for the film’s story comes from a real life experience during a trip to Iceland when he developed a skin infection. Roth manages to keep the film thrilling and authentic despite paying nod to a lot of classic horror films such as Evil Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Last House on the left.
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