Hidden in the Woods (2012 film)

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Hidden in the Woods
Directed by Patricio Valladares
Produced by Francisco Inostroza
Patricio Valladares
Rodrigo M. Cazaux
Evelyn Belmar
Luis Aguirre España
Written by Andrea Cavaletto
Patricio Valladares
Starring Siboney Lo
Carolina Escobar
Daniel Antivilo
Jose Hernandez
Domingo Guzman
Daniel Candia
Serge Francois Soto
Renato Munster
Music by Rodrigo Huepe
Maximiliano Soublette
Cinematography Tomas Smith
Edited by Patricio Valladares
Vallastudio Films
Distributed by Epic Pictures Group
Artsploitation Films, Inc.
Release date
  • August 6, 2012 (2012-08-06) (Fantasia International Film Festival)
  • September 17, 2013 (2013-09-17)
Running time
97 minutes
Country Chile
Language Spanish

Hidden in the Woods (Spanish: En las afueras de la ciudad) is a 2012 Chilean thriller film directed by Patricio Valladares and co-written by Andrea Cavaletto and Patricio Valladares. It features a mixed cast of relatively unknown actors and well-known Chilean comedians, including Siboney Lo, Carolina Escobar, Daniel Antivilo, José Hernandez, Domingo Guzman, Daniel Candia and Nicole Perez. An English-language remake with the same name, also directed by Valladares, is set to be released in 2016.


Ana and Anny live, along with their deformed brother/son, in the desolate Chilean countryside, after having been sheltered from society by their drug dealer father for their entire lives. One day the police come calling to investigate, and after bullets are fired and chainsaws are revved up, the three siblings find themselves on their own, and on the road. But the trio is also on the run from their father’s crazed drug kingpin boss Uncle Costello, who is convinced the sisters know where his valuable supply is hidden. He sends an army of trained killers to track them down... but Costello and his gang find that they might be in for more than they bargained for, and amidst a world of bloody executions, roadside prostitution, sexual assault, and even cannibalism, the bodies keep on piling up.


  • Siboney Lo as Ana
  • Carolina Escobar as Anny
  • Daniel Antivilo as The Dad
  • Serge Francois Soto as Uncle Costello
  • Renato Muster as Esteban
  • Domingo Guzman as Sicario 1
  • Daniel Candia as Sicario 2
  • "Cuentrejo" as Sicario 3
  • Jose Hernandez as Manuel
  • Nicole Perez as Police woman

Festival awards[edit]

  • Winner: Best Extreme Movie, Feratum Film Festival (Mexico)
  • Winner: Best Movie, Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival
  • Winner: Best Movie, Asti Film Festival (Italy)

Selected festivals[edit]

  • 2012 Fantasia Film Festival
  • 2012 London FrightFest Film Festival
  • 2012 Celluloid Scream Film Festival
  • 2012 Serbian Fantastic Film Festival
  • 2012 Festival de Cine de la Habana
  • 2012 Feratum Film Festival
  • 2012 Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre
  • 2013 San Diego Latino Film Festival
  • 2013 HorrorHound Weekend
  • 2013 Weekend of Fear Festival


The film premiered on 6 August 2012 at Fantasia Film Festival and was on 23 to 27 August 2012 at the London FrightFest Film Festival. The movie was distributed by Epic Pictures Group.


An American remake of the film is in production, directed by Valladares, and produced by Michael Biehn (who also stars), Jennifer Blanc and Loris Curci.[1] It was filmed in Houston, Texas during 2013.[2] The remake was released on VOD on December 2, 2016.


The song "Bloodspill" by Daniel Perrson is featured over the ending credits.


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