Review From User :
I first saw this movie on Netflix & then I found out on GR that is was a book. I went right to Amazon to buy it! I loved it! I love both the book and the movie although I'm glad they left out the first part of the movie in the book. I didn't care for it.
And on the second day things did not get better. The rain fell hard and cold, the white sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they were lost. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. All four of them saw it at the same time.
This is the story of four old friends who get together to go camping. Some of them hadn't seen each other in years and didn't hit it off like they did when they were younger. But Luke, Hutch, Phil, and Dom finally come to a realization they need to stick together, get over their shit and get out of the damn black woods. (Never take a short cut through some black woods you know nothing about. I don't care who is injured, you will be dead instead)
They come across a hideous monster and crazy arse people.
It's a book/movie you will either love or hate. I loved it because it's so messed up I couldn't not love it!
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When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise.
With limited experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn’t possibly get any worse. But then they stumble across an old habitation. Ancient artefacts decorate the walls and there are bones scattered upon the dry floors. The residue of old rites and pagan sacrifice for something that still exists in the forest. Something responsible for the bestial presence that follows their every step.
As the four friends stagger in the direction of salvation, they learn that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees . . .