Watcher In The Woods, The (Lifetime 2017, Anjelica Huston, Tallulah Evans)

Executive producer and director Melissa Joan Hart reimagines the ’80s cult classic The Watcher in the Woods starring Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Aylwood (played by Bette Davis in the 1980 version), the distraught mother whose daughter, Karen, vanished in the English countryside over 20 years ago. When Jan Carstairs (Tallulah Evans) and her family move into the idyllic Aylwood manor for the summer, Mrs. Aylwood is taken aback by Jan’s striking resemblance to Karen.

The family is warned against entering the surrounding woods, but Jan and her little sister Ellie (Dixie Egerickx) hear voices coming from the forest. Strange occurrences begin to unnerve the family and Jan begins to suspect that they are linked to Karen’s disappearance. As Jan unravels the dark past hidden by the townspeople, she delves further into the mystery and deeper into danger, but now it might be too late to escape The Watcher in the Woods.

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Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Aylwood
Nicholas Galitzine as Mark
Tallulah Evans as Jan
Melanie Walters as Helen
Dixie Egerickx as Ellie
Di Botcher as Mrs. Thayer
Benedict Taylor as John
Rufus Wright as Paul
Pal Aron as Constable
Melanie Gutteridge as Kate
Steven Elliot as The Watcher
John Cording as Old Gent
Ioan Hefin as Tom
Rebecca Acock as Karen
Amelia Jefford as Young Helen

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crew details
Executive Producer and Director: Melissa Joan Hart
Executive Producer: Paula Hart
Writer: Scott Abott

production details
Country: USA
Network and Production Companies: Lifetime – Hartbreak Films
Duration: 1×100 minute episode
Aired From: Saturday 21 October 2017

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