Friday, October 12, 2018

Who's Watching in the Woods?

Lizzy and I are having a spooky sleepover at her house in Manhattan this weekend, and we're getting ready to scare ourselves silly by watching The Watcher in the Woods. Hard to believe it's a Disney flick, but it is. Lizzy reviewed the movie awhile back, and it's bone-chilling. Keep an eye out for exclusive footage from our Saturday fright night! ~ F

Everyone knows that a good sleepover involves scaring yourselves silly. At every overnight my friends and I watch a movie we think will scare us, but of course it has to be parent approved (PG). There are lots of movies out there that give us the creeps, but our favorite is The Watcher in the WoodsIt's an older movie that my mom had in her collection. Now, all my friends like me to bring it to their parties, even though we've all seen it. 

When Jan, her sister, Ellie, and their parents move into an old, spooky mansion they have no idea that their lives are about to change. The movie begins, and you feel like you are a watcher spying on the family as they settle in to their new home. As they unpack, a mirror breaks and Jan swears she sees a vision of a blindfolded girl in it. Jan’s strange visions don’t end there, and no one believes her. The mansion has a caretaker of sorts, Mrs. Aylwood (Bette Davis) whose daughter, Karen, died in a fire years before. Is it a coincidence that Ellie ends up adopting a dog she names Narek? There seem to be signs pointing to the past, if they can only figure out the clues in time. Is there someone in the woods watching them? What happened at the chapel? What secret has been hidden all these years? The way this movie is shot and the supernatural elements will have you shrieking!

I don’t like to be scared all the time, but I like how the movie gave me the shivers! There is a scene where Jan falls into the water and Mrs. Aylwood is stirring the water over her that freaks me out! I had no idea Bette Davis could be so scary! For anyone that likes a good fright- check out The Watcher in the Woods! Kids who watch this should be old enough that their parents let them watch PG movies and they should enjoy a good dose of fear! The craziest part for me is that it's a Disney movie. I had no idea they made movies like this, but this one gives me goose bumps every time I think about it! 




Has anyone else seen The Watcher in the Woods? Or have you seen another movie that unexpectedly made you scream? We’d love to hear about it!

Happy Reading and Watching!
~L

20 comments:

  1. I think I recall it, I seem to remember watching it and then Davy Crockett. haha Disney sure went many a way.

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    1. Pat- Disney definitely went many a way. c

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  2. I haven't seen it but it sounds creepily chilling, have big fun! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- It was perfect! Just the right amount of scary. :) ~L and F

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  3. Spooky movies always give me nightmares so I seldom watch them. Maybe since I'm all grown up now, I might take a chance. :) With the lights all on, of course.

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    1. Beverly- We can understand about the nightmares. This one is spooky- but watching it during the day would definitely help. :) ~L and F

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  4. Not a huge fan of scary movies but 'tis the season.

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    1. The Armchair Squid- It really is the season! :) ~L and F

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  5. Hi DMS - gosh that looks a good one (and I loathe horror films) ... but I think I'd watch this - Bette Davis is an amazing actress and I'd associate her in the horror/jealous genre.

    I saw the play and the film Sleuth at different times - and it always scares me witless ... so thanks for these 'happy' suggestions to keep my sanity!! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- Bette Davis really plays a character well (at least from what we've seen). Now we are curious about Sleuth! :) ~L and F

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  6. I haven't seen it but it sounds good.

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    1. Mary- It really is a classic! :) ~L and F

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  7. I love some scary books and movies, !

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    1. Gloria- Then we think you will enjoy this one! :) ~L and F

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  8. Ooo, that does sound like a good movie. I do like watching horror movies, but I haven't seen one in a while. They're best to watch in October (around Halloween). It sets the mood well. :)

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    1. Cherie- It really is the season for spooky movies. You should give this one a try. :) ~L and F

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  9. Must admit that I'm not a big fan of scary movies, although I know they are popular, and as Halloween gets closer they will be even more popular!

    Enjoy!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Jan- We can understand not liking scary movies. :) ~L and F

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  10. I have not seen it! Sounds and looks scary! I have to look for it! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- We hope you can find it. We suggest your local library- or inter library loan. :) ~L and F

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