Summer and Scott are a newly married young couple who come across a property for sale near Scott’s uncle’s house. Familiar with the place as Scott had spent his childhood in the area, the couple decides to buy the house and renovate it. Enthused by the news of a new casino coming up in the area, the couple hope to make a windfall as the property prices in the area are soon to shoot up. With familiar faces in town eager to help the couple out, they buy the house ahead of other dubious prospects who are a little too eager to lay their hands on the property. When they start with the renovations, they are happy to discover that the house is in much better shape than they imagined it to be. But, the house has a sinister back-story that not many are aware of. Strange happenings in and around the house leave the couple confused. A bit of research by Summer’s sister reveals that the house was at the centre of some nefarious activities by the previous owners of the property, a mother and her daughter. When the ghosts of the mother and the daughter come to haunt the new occupants with evil intent, the couple turns to Scott’s uncle Ted, who lives in the area. But as they prepare to fight the evil in the house, things take an even more bizarre turn.
‘House in the haunted woods’ is a feature-length screenplay from writer Drew Henriksen. Henriksen creates a story of haunting and intrigue spread over a hundred years in the house’s history. Henriksen spaces out the action, cooking the story over a slow flame to introduce characters and key details over the first half, before going all out into the haunting. ‘House in the haunted woods’ is a story of dark perversions and even darker acts. Complete with all the thrills and scares expected of a film from this genre, the screenplay can materialize into a thriller that is sure to shock you out of your socks.
‘House in the haunted wood’ is also a tale about love and companionship. The story arc of Ted, Scott’s uncle, is a very endearing tale that shows us haunting from a very new perspective.