By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Writer/director Patricio Valladares is revisiting the bloody territory of his 2012 original.
The filmmaker passed on the news that his sequel to HIDDEN IN THE WOODS will begin rolling in Chile early next year, in the Spanish language. The action is set 10 years after the original, in which two sisters living in an isolated house with their deformed brother are viciously abused by their drug-dealing father. After they finally report him and he is jailed, their even nastier uncle turns up, determined to find a drug stash hidden nearby. Steve Aquilina’s 8-Films will co-produce the follow-up and release it in the U.S. and Germany.
“I´m so thrilled to partner with 8-Films,” Valladares says, “because I have known Steve since we first met at FrightFest back in 2012. He and his team are true horror fans, and I’ve been a fan of his work since my teenage years. He’s a big fan of the original film, which is hugely important to me. I can’t wait to share this new horrifying chapter in the HIDDEN IN THE WOODS saga with fans old and new all across the world.”
“The original HIDDEN IN THE WOODS immediately captivated me,” says Aquilina, “and I was very impressed by the intensity, the uncompromising nature and the severity of the movie. I couldn’t believe that a young director had made such a strong film and am very proud to be a part of the sequel.” Valladares previously remade HIDDEN IN THE WOODS in English in 2014, with a cast headed by Michael Biehn, Jeannine Kaspar, Electra Avellan and William Forsythe.