Terror In The Woods (Lifetime Sun 14 Oct 2018, Angela Kinsey, Carrie Hood )

Inspired by the true events of the ‘Slenderman’ case, Terror in the Woods focuses on Rachel (Ella West Jerrier) and Kaitlyn (SophieGrace McCarthy) are two quiet, shy 12-year-old best friends in small town Georgia. Like many 12 year-olds, they liked having sleepovers and spent much of their time on the internet often looking up scary stories.

Their favorite internet spooky story is that of the Suzerain, a clawed monster who lures children to his palace in the forest. To their parents, it seemed like a harmless ghost story, but in reality, the girls believed the Suzerain was real and that he would hurt their families unless they did what he told them to, which was perform a blood sacrifice.

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Together, they settle on their friend Emily (Skylar Morgan Jones) as their target, stabbing her with a pair of scissors. Miraculously, Emily survives the brutal attack, and Rachel and Kaitlyn are picked up by the police. As the investigation begins, bigger questions about use of the internet and the state of the girls mental health come to the forefront.

Had Kaitlyn’s parents Dani (Angela Kinsey, The Office) and Nathan (Drew Powell, Gotham), and Rachel’s mom Jackie (Carrie Hood, Devious Maids), been aware of the extent of the girls fascination with the Suzerain?

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Should the ultimate blame be placed on the dark side of the internet or the deeper issue of mental health? Or was there nothing that could stop the hold that Suzerain had over Rachel and Kaitlyn.

production details
USA | Lifetime – Swirl Films – Thinkfactory Media | 1×90 minutes | Broadcast Sunday 14 October 2018 at 8.00pm

Amber Benson as Writer
Christina Ricci as Executive Producer
D.J. Viola as Director
Eric Tomosunas as Producer
James Heerdegen as Executive Producer
Leslie Greif as Executive Producer

cast
Angela Kinsey as Dani
Carrie Hood as Jackie
Drew Powell as Nathan
Ella West Jerrier as Rachel
Skylar Morgan Jones as Emily
SophieGrace McCarthy as Kaitlyn

Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.