Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight (2020) is a German horror film with English overdubs for us that only know one language. Netflix has been finding an amazing collection of films that I normally wouldn’t have seen or probably known about and this is a great addition to my favorite horror movies. Of course, I’m a little leary of things I find on Netflix, because it’s a coin-toss on whether I’m going to make it beyond the first twenty minutes.
It starts with a very Friday the 13th feel and continues on that path for most of the movie with a few twists along the way that make it completely different from the aforementioned film. I enjoyed the multiple coming out scenes and not just about being gay. There’s even a strange bondage bit in a church.
The backstory has a touch of Color Out of Space to it, which added a nuance that made the reason for the killers to be more cohesive. Speaking of them, they are super gross, though not super original and that was just fine.
Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight embodies everything I love about the horror genre and that is why I’m giving it 5 out of 5 Stars.