Artsploitation Films, the rising American film label, continues to deliver edgy international movies to North American audiences with its second-ever horror release: Hidden in the Woods. Based on a bizarre true story and not for the faint of heart – and also currently being remade in the U.S. – Hidden in the Woods features extreme violence, prostitution, sexual assault, buckets of blood and even cannibalism. Deep in the Chilean countryside, Ana and Anny live with their deformed brother and are subject to their father’s perverse and sadistic whims. After a dispute with the police leaves a wake of death and mutilation, they flee and find refuge in a remote cabin hidden from society. Meanwhile, a crime lord, convinced they have stolen the massive stash of drugs their father was hiding, sends a violent pack of thugs to find them.
Artsploitation’s release of Hidden in the Woods will arrive on DVD for the first time ever on September 17. The DVD extras include an eight page booklet, a reversible cover a special look at director Patricio Valladares at Fantasia 2012 and a behind-the-scenes featurette.
Hidden in the Woods won Best Extreme Movie at the Feratum Film Festival (Mexico). It also won Best Movie at both the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival and the Asti Film Festival (Italy).