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‘Crone Wood’ Another Found Footage Trip into the Woods

We have to get the found footage films out of our system. If Blair Witch or Phoenix Experiment didn’t put the nail int he coffin, all of these indie productions that are still being completed should end it for good. I think found footage is a cool supplemental tool, but I’m sort of over it unless something comes out that proves it can be reinvigorated. With that said, I’m always rooting for indie films, so maybe Crone Wood is the next to blow my mind? I do love the above Haunted Mansion-esque image…

After only meeting the night before, a young couple enters the woods of Ireland and discover that not all of the country has left its Pagan roots behind.

Crone Wood is the feature horror debut by Mark Sheridan, starring Elva Trill and Ed Murphy.

Fantastic Films are Executive Producers on the film and it is being sold in Cannes with Jinga Films.

Thanks to Fabien M. for sending the trailer in from Cannes.



  • The trailer gives a vibe of Blair Witch crossed with The Strangers. I’m pretty much always up for giving a found footage film at least one go.

    I think the fact that hey are so easy to make in terms of budget means we’ll be seeing them for a long time, for better or for worse.

    • Saturn

      I thought a similar thing, but instead of The Strangers I was more thinking Blair Witch crossed with Wicker Man.
      I’ll give it a go with an open mind as it’s nice to see an FF movie from this side of the pond.

      I’m really surprised that there hasn’t been one based on Stonehenge yet.
      There is so much potential for horror based on the Henge, but I can only think of Halloween 3 and Night Of The Demon that actually used it in any way.

      • David Lees

        I think getting a permit to film at Stonehenge would be pretty difficult, but there’s also actually a busy road that goes by within spitting distance of it these days, so I don’t think it’s that atmospheric as a location anymore, sadly.

        Of course there’s plenty of other, smaller, remoter stone circles around the UK. I believe the Rollright Stones have a lot of weird, spooky history attached to them

        • Saturn

          Good call, Whispering Knights has a good ring to it.

  • VTTM

    @BradMiska Wait a minute, weren’t you the one who called “Blair Witch” one of the scariest movies ever made and stuff like that!? And now you say that, after it, we need to get found footage out of our systems!?
    Those who don’t like the sub-genre, just don’t watch it. Simple as that. As bad as most of them can be, I’d still rather watch an ff than a regular movie.
    By the way, I loved BW – and I still do. No ways I think it put the nail in the coffin. Just because critics and box office sucked, it doesn’t mean the movie is bad. Besides, almost everyone I know who hated it didn’t even understand it. Also, hating a sequel because it follows closely the first one is dumb – people who wanted to see different things should’ve just opted for any other ff movie out there. So I truly don’t get all the hate toward it. To me it was the perfect balance between fidelity to TBWP and innovation, without straying.
    And since I’m at it, there was also someone from BD who got to interview Adam and Simon and, if I remember correctly, they managed to waste the whole interview with stupid questions about camera types and the damn drone, instead of choosing other relevant questions about the mythos and theories. Could at least have let a fan of the series conduct the interview – I’m sure they’d have come up with better questions.

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