Forest of the Damned (2005, GBR) C-83m. ** D: Johannes Roberts. Starring Tom Savini, Daniel MacIagan, Nicole Petty, Sophie Holland. What can you expect from a low-budget, independent film about roadtripping teenagers who meet nude demons in the woods? Well, it ain't that bad. Savini gives his best as eremite who the kids also have to contend with. Direction tries for some atmosphere, but it's all too slowly paced and barely original.

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