The lives of a family are turned upside down when the husband decides to bring home and 'domesticate' a violent woman who seems to have lived in the wild all her life.
- utterly shocking and heart-rending
- thought-provoking on many levels
- well constructed story with a few impressive twists and turns along the way
- leads to a heart-stopping finale
- generates dread and terror without the use of cheap tricks
- introduces one of the most terrifying characters in recent horror cinema history
- outstanding performance by Pollyanna McIntosh
- pulls no punches in its depiction of the subject matter
- feels self-indulgent at times
- the soundtrack does not blend well with the film
- some scenes feel out of place
- very high violence and gore
- moderate scares and frightening scenes
- high nudity and sexual themes
- moderate profanity
things I learned from watching this movie
- living in the woods can actually work out pretty well for some people
- skipping gym class automatically means you're pregnant
- teachers should avoid visiting their pupils' homes at all costs
Unlike most contemporary horror films, Lucky McKee's The Woman has no trouble generating terror and dread throughout its running time, and it does so without the use of jump scares as well. Tackling controversial issues such as domestic violence, gender inequality and the abuse of power, this film is as shocking as it is thought-provoking, and its courage to venture into some of the darkest corners of the human mind is truly commendable. In the role of ‘the Woman,’ Pollyanna McIntosh’s captivating performance helps turn the titular character into one of the most iconic ones in recent horror cinema history. In short, The Woman makes for one of the most unnerving and disturbing rides at the cinema while also providing an important social commentary which sets it apart from most horror movies of today. The words ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ have never rung truer before.
Midnight Movie of the Week #205 - Dorm
*"We have a lot in common, you know? No one cares about either of us."*
Starring: Charlie Trairat, Chinatra Sukapatana, Sirachuch Chienthaworn.