GenreAction, Drama, Horror Running time1h 37m Story byPatricio Valladares CountryChile
WriterAndrea Cavaletto, Patricio Valladares Release dateAugust 6, 2012 (2012-08-06) (Fantasia International Film Festival)
September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17) CastSiboney Lo (Ana), Carolina Escobar (Anny), Daniel Antivilo (Father), José Hernández (Manuel), François Soto (Uncle Costello), Domingo Guzmán (Sicario) Similar moviesSnowpiercer, The Mist, The Collector, Bound to Vengeance, Hostel, Julia
TaglineHide Your Daughters
Hidden in the woods 2012 trailer
Hidden in the Woods (Spanish: En las afueras de la ciudad) is a 2012 Chilean thriller film directed by Patricio Valladares and co-written by Andrea Cavaletto and Patricio Valladares. It features a mixed cast of relatively unknown actors and well-known Chilean comedians, including Siboney Lo, Carolina Escobar, Daniel Antivilo, José Hernandez, Domingo Guzman, Daniel Candia and Nicole Perez. An English-language remake with the same name, also directed by Valladares, is set to be released in 2016.
Ana and Anny live, along with their deformed brother/son, in the desolate Chilean countryside, after having been sheltered from society by their drug dealer father for their entire lives. One day the police come calling to investigate, and after bullets are fired and chainsaws are revved up, the three siblings find themselves on their own, and on the road. But the trio is also on the run from their father’s crazed drug kingpin boss Uncle Costello, who is convinced the sisters know where his valuable supply is hidden. He sends an army of trained killers to track them down... but Costello and his gang find that they might be in for more than they bargained for, and amidst a world of bloody executions, roadside prostitution, sexual assault, and even cannibalism, the bodies keep on piling up.
Siboney Lo as Ana
Carolina Escobar as Anny
Daniel Antivilo as The Dad
Serge Francois Soto as Uncle Costello
Renato Muster as Esteban
Domingo Guzman as Sicario 1
Daniel Candia as Sicario 2
"Cuentrejo" as Sicario 3
Jose Hernandez as Manuel
Nicole Perez as Police woman
Winner: Best Extreme Movie, Feratum Film Festival (Mexico)
Winner: Best Movie, Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival
Winner: Best Movie, Asti Film Festival (Italy)
2012 Fantasia Film Festival
2012 London FrightFest Film Festival
2012 Celluloid Scream Film Festival
2012 Serbian Fantastic Film Festival
2012 Festival de Cine de la Habana
2012 Feratum Film Festival
2012 Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre
2013 San Diego Latino Film Festival
2013 HorrorHound Weekend
2013 Weekend of Fear Festival
The film premiered on 6 August 2012 at Fantasia Film Festival and was on 23 to 27 August 2012 at the London FrightFest Film Festival. The movie was distributed by Epic Pictures Group.
An American remake of the film is in production, directed by Valladares, and produced by Michael Biehn (who also stars), Jennifer Blanc and Loris Curci. It was filmed in Houston, Texas during 2013. The remake is due for a VOD release on December 2, 2016.
The song "Bloodspill" by Daniel Perrson is featured over the ending credits.