IFI Horrorthon Preview: The Devil’s Woods

Nestled among the starry line-up for IFI Horrorthon 2015 is a micro-budget locally produced horror film called The Devil’s Woods.

The Devil’s Woods is the first feature film from writer/director Anthony White, Made for a miniscule €600 this is a remarkably accomplished scarer in the vein of Mario Bava’s Italian horror films of the 1970’s. The film runs to a scant 75 minutes, but packs in a number of scares and star making turns from its cast.

These stars include Red Rock actor Stephen Cromwell, Danielle Keaney, Daniel Mahony, Caoimhe Cassidy, Eoin Quinn, and Aoife King.

The film starts off as a road movie before quickly descending into a nightmare for the 4 main characters. Their planned weekend of fun, sex and rock ’n roll takes a turn for the worst when they travel through a small rural town.

The Devil’s Woods premieres at IFI Horrorthon on Saturday October 24th at 11pm. Tickets are on sale now. We recommend checking out this first effort from a filmmaker with real promise.

A group of friends trying to repair their strained relationships decide to go on a road trip. En route they stop off at a small town in the middle of rural Ireland. However, this seemingly idyllic country town is darkened by a history of strange events.Can a town that is inherently evil literally tear them apart? Can they survive…. The Devil’s Woods.