Villmark 2
2015 / 93m - Norway
Dark Woods 2 poster


March 21, 2022


A very loose sequel. The broader location of the film is the same as the first and the crashed German pilot lore returns, but Dark Woods 2 is a full-on haunted madhouse horror, with hardly any forest-action to speak of. Whether that warrants the use of the franchise name is debatable, but who cares when the quality is there.

A specialized team is hired to inspect an abandoned sanitarium, before it is demolished. When they arrive at the location things don't quite go as planned. They find a corpse hanging from the ceiling and the caretaker turns out to be a total creep, but they need the money, and so they decide to power through.

The setting is marvelous, Øie adds the usual thrills and then some, the horror elements are properly realized, and the ending is properly freaky without explaining too much. There's not an ounce of originality here, but if you love a good asylum horror, Dark Woods 2 won't disappoint.