Enter Nowhere

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Enter Nowhere
Enter Nowhere poster.jpg
Directed byJack Heller
Produced byJack Heller
Dallas Sonnier
Written byShawn Christensen
Jason Dolan
StarringScott Eastwood
Sara Paxton
Katherine Waterston
Jesse J. Perez
Music byDarren Morze
CinematographyTom Harting
Distributed byLionsgate
Release date
  • October 22, 2011 (2011-10-22) (Screamfest Film Festival)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Enter Nowhere (also known as The Haunting of Black Wood)[1] is a 2011 psychological thriller film directed by Jack Heller and starring Scott Eastwood, Sara Paxton and Katherine Waterston.[2][3][4]

The film was rereleased under the title The Haunting of Black Wood in 2015.[1]

Plot[edit]

Enter Nowhere opens with Jody (Sara Paxton) and her boyfriend Kevin (Christopher Denham) robbing a convenience store. Jody holds a gun to the cashier (Jesse J. Perez) demanding he open the safe. Cryptically, he tells her that he will do so but doesn't believe she can handle what's inside. Clearly not amused, she shoots and kills him.

With money in her vest, she jumps in her car and drives only to end up at the cabin which is in the middle of nowhere. She doesn't know how she got there but it is there she meets two other people who arrived in a similar fashion. Samantha (Katherine Waterston) is a quiet reserved woman who is quite unnerved about being lost.

Tom (Scott Eastwood) is more vocal and more sarcastic about the situation. Soon, however he like the women becomes frantic over their inability to leave. They even venture into the woods to escape only to return to the cabin. Jody makes the observation that it's like Pac-Man. You go out one door only to arrive on the same board. Tom then questions how to get to the next level.

Things become stranger when the three are convinced they are in different states. Odder still they each believe the year is different. When Samantha tells Jody that it is 1962, she has to catch her breath before stating its 1985. Tom comes in and they both run over to ask him what year it is, he answers 2011.

As the three try to figure out what's going on they see a figure outside. They go outside to see what's going on and are greeted by a soldier with a gun. The man, Hans (Shaun Sipos) is a German soldier. Luckily, Samantha speaks German but is unable to convince Hans. Hans knocks Tom out and ties him up outside, then ties the women up inside. Hans attempts to find out what's going on but things get hostile as he believes the three are holding back information. He isn't impressed nor does he believe that the three are confused as to how they got there. It is only after a major revelation that he attempts to befriend the trio. Samantha begins to realize that Hans is her father, while Samantha and her mother fled Germany before the invasion of Poland. Though this isn't the end of the conflict between them, the knowledge they gain assists in determining their collective fate. The film ends with Hans surviving an Allied bombing of Poland, with Hans hiding in a bunker, while Jody, Samantha, and Tom disappear from 1945 and end up in their own timelines. It is later revealed that Samantha is Jody's mother, and that Jody is pregnant with Tom. Hans became an American citizen and turned into a millionaire until his death, leaving a fortune to Samantha, Jody, and her unborn child.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Duffus, Paul (19 February 2015). "'The Haunting of Black Wood' Contains No Haunting Whatsoever". PopMatters.
  2. ^ Lanzagorta, Marco (22 April 2012). "Reassessing Parenthood in 'Enter Nowhere'". PopMatters.
  3. ^ "Enter Nowhere". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Pritchard, Paul (March 28, 2012). "Enter Nowhere". DVD Verdict.

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