Vincent (Full Metal Jacket) D’Onofrio has directed a new slasher musical, Don’t Go in the Woods. D’Onofrio co-wrote the film with Sam Bisbee and Joe Vinciguerra. Don’t Go in the Woods was filmed in 13 days on a budget of $100,000. The cast is mostly unknowns except for the great Eric (Special Effects, Talk Radio) Bogosian.
The central plot centers around a rock band retreating to a cabin in the woods to write new songs for an upcoming album. All thoughts of writing stop when a bunch of groupies show up looking for a party. During the party, band members and groupies begin to vanish one-by-one after a mad slasher crashes the festivities. Don’t Go in the Woods sounds like a throw back to the rock slashers of the 80’s, but this one will be a full musical and not just concert footage inserted between kills.
As far as I can tell, Don’t Go in the Woods has yet to find a distributor but it has played in some small film festivals. A soundtrack will be released when the film gets an official release. D’Onofrio has taken the film on a tour of pubs and coffee houses in New York City. Under the name George Geronimo Gerkie, D’Onofrio shows up as a fictional singer, plays some country tunes, and then screens footage from Don’t Go in the Woods for the audience.