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What happened to Mauro and how it happened in the mountains has always been a mystery but the lost tapes will finally tell everyone what went on and it will put end to the mystery once and for all.
"The Woodsman" is a found footage film filled with mystery, it slowly builds on tension and suspense as it moves along but at the same time it might not be a film for everyone. There is no killings going on and there is no gore at all. As a matter a fact you never really see what is stalking Mauro during the film but sometimes that is the best, most effective way to create fear and for this film it works.
One of the main reasons the film works so well is the acting, Maurice Ripke gives a powerful and very realistic performance as Mauro, you get so into what is going on with him that you begin to forget that it's a movie you are watching. Eric Garcia also gives a very good performance as his friend and producer. The two do not always agree on things but you can sense a strong bond between the two characters which says a lot about both actors and their performances.
Production wise the film looks fantastic, the woods really help create the perfect atmosphere for the story adding another layer of mystery to an already engaging story. Story wise film is pretty simple so I am not going to go into major details here about what happens but I can tell you that "The Woodsman" does everything right. Creating the right amount of mystery, suspense and atmosphere were very important here since the filmmakers decided to not make this just "another" Bigfoot movie.
I have to admit that I was expecting something very different but in the end I could not be more pleased by what I saw. "The Woodsman" is an original, brave and entertaining thrill ride that deserves to be seen so be sure to check it out, you will be glad you did.
Available now on DVD, you can order it HERE.
Released by Maverick Entertainment
**** Out Of *****