Hot Picks

- First Impressions Can Kill 2017

- Talk of the Dead 2016

- Wastelander 2018

- Joe 2018

- Cruel Summer 2016

- Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno 2009

- The God Complex 2009

- Addict 2017

- Accidence 2018

- Struggles in Italy 1971

- The Lullaby 2018

- ReAgitator: Revenge of the Parody 2017

- Teenage Yakuza 1962

- The Gift 2017

- Rage of Innocence 2014

- The Aftermath 1982

- Abducted 2018

- Bad Apples 2018

- In Vino Veritas 2018

- Celluloid Soul 2017

- The Bookworm 2017

- The Bird with the Crystal Plumage 1969

- Spent 2017

- The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes 1978

- Hell's Kitty 2016

- Darcy 2017

- The Boy Who Came Back 1958

- Rave Party Massacre 2017

- Torment 2017

- Therapissed 2010

- The Gruesome Twosome 1967

- The Campus 2018

- Lion 2017

- Sarah's Dream 2018

- The Happiness of Larry 2016

- The Rise & Fall of an American Scumbag 2017

- Trash Arts Killers 2018

- The Ecstasy of Isabel Mann 2012

- The Man from Earth 2007

- Flay 2017

- Truth or Dare 2013

- Inoperable 2017

- A Welcoming Place 2017

- The Texture of Falling 2017

- The Night Monica Came Back 2017

- A Killer Conversation 2014

- Hair of the Dog 2017

- Star Crash 1979

- Strangler of the Swamp 1946

In Fondo al Bosco

Deep in the Wood

Italy 2015
produced by
Manuela Cacciamani, Andrea Nocetti, Giovanna Arata, Nils Hartmann (executive), Roberto Amoroso (executive), Sonia Rovai (executive) for Sky, One More Pictures, Trentino Film Commission
directed by Stefano Lodovichi
starring Filippo Nigro, Camilla Filippi, Giovanni Vettorazzo, Teo Achille Caprio, Stefano Pietro Detassis, Maria Vittoria Barrella, Roberto Gudese, Luca Filippi, Andrea Brunello, Uber. Beatrice, Alessandro Corabi, Luca Di Giovanni, Ermanno De Biagi, Antonella Arseni, Gaetano di Vaio, Roberta Barbiero, Rocco Rampino, Claudio Colavecchia, Simon Pliger
written by Isabella Aguilar, Stefano Lodovichi, Davide Orsini, music by Riccardo Amorese

review by
Mike Haberfelner

Krampus-fest in a small village in the Dolomites, Italy: Little Tommi (Alessandro Corabi) is so scared by the Satanic masks of the Krampus dancers that he tries to urge his dad Manuel (Filippo Nigro) to leave with him, but when he, slightly inebriated, refuses, he just darts off on his own ... and isn't seen again, despite the best efforts of the police and locals to track him down. Soon, Manuel is suspected for having killed his son, and even arrested for it, but as no evidence at all is found corroborating these accusations, he's set free again - with his reputation forever shattered. Meanwhile, Tommi's mum Linda (Camilla Filippi), having never been the stablest, tried to kill herself and the like. They remain together though, even if Linda has an affair, and doesn't put much efforts into concealing it even.

5 years later: A feral kid (Teo Achille Caprio) is found near the village, and he does somehow resemble Tommi ... but since it's hard to be sure whether he is him after that long a time, a DNA test is performed - and proves his identity without doubt. Manuel, who has been riddled by guilt all these years - he may not have killed the boy but he was his responsibility then and there - is over the moon and tries to do his best to make up for everything and at least now give him a normal childhood ... but Linda is less than happy about having her boy back, to the point that she denies the fact that Tommi even is Tommi - and Tommi sure acts strange, sometimes close to violent, and at one time slits a dog's throat just because he has barked at him. What doesn't make it easier for Manuel and Tommi is the fact that many in the village, first and foremost her father (Giovanni Vettorazzo) do share Linda's doubts. And fact is, there's a dark secret in town that has to do with Tommi and that only Manuel seems blind to ...


Now true, Deep in the Wood takes quite a bit to kick into gear, and in the first half tries a bit too hard to drive its point home - but one would be hard-pressed to not admit that the finale makes more than up for it, a finale that turns the whole story topsy-turvey and succeeds in surprising everyone without making too conscious an effort or coming across as pulled out of a hat or moronic - quite the contrary, the ending makes much more sense than what the film made us believe it's working towards. Plus, the whole movie's very well-played and atmospherically directed, making the best of its Dolomite-locations, and thus totally worth a watch!


Quick Links

Abbott & Costello

Alice in Wonderland



Black Emanuelle

Bomba the Jungle Boy

Bowery Boys

Bulldog Drummond

Captain America

Charlie Chan


Dick Tracy

Dr. Mabuse

Dr. Orloff

Doctor Who


Elizabeth Bathory



Flash Gordon


Frankie & Annette Beach Party movies

Freddy Krueger

Fu Manchu





El Hombre Lobo

Incredible Hulk

Jack the Ripper

James Bond

Jekyll and Hyde

Jerry Cotton

Jungle Jim


Kekko Kamen

King Kong

Laurel and Hardy

Lemmy Caution


Lone Wolf and Cub


Marx Brothers

Miss Marple

Mr. Moto

Mister Wong


Nick Carter

OSS 117

Phantom of the Opera


Robin Hood

Santa Claus

El Santo

Schoolgirl Report

The Shadow

Sherlock Holmes


Star Trek

Sukeban Deka



Three Mesquiteers

Three Musketeers


Wizard of Oz

Wolf Man

Wonder Woman




review © by Mike Haberfelner


Feeling lucky ?
Want to
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?

The links below
will take you
just there !!!

Find Deep in the Wood
at the amazons ...


Great Britain (a.k.a. the United Kingdom)

Germany (East AND West)

Looking for imports ?
Find Deep in the Wood here ...

Your shop for all things Thai

Something naughty ?
(Must be over 18 to go there !)

x-rated  find Deep in the Wood at

Thanks for watching !!!



On the same day
a Burglar wants to kill you
and your Ex wants
to make up ...
... and for the life of it,
you can't decide


A Killer Conversation

produced by and starring
Melanie Denholme
directed by
David V.G. Davies
written by
Michael Haberfelner
Ryan Hunter and
Rudy Barrow

out now on DVD



Stell Dir vor, Deine Lieblingsseifenoper birgt eine tiefere Wahrheit ...
... und stell Dir vor, der Penner von der U-Bahnstation hat doch recht ...
... und dann triffst Du auch noch die Frau Deiner (feuchten) Träume ...


Und an diesem Tag geht natürlich wieder einmal die Welt unter!!!


Bauliche Angelegenheiten
ein Roman von
Michael Haberfelner


Jetzt kaufen bei