BFI Families

The Watcher in the Woods

Disney’s spooky family adventure, starring Bette Davis.

We will be screening a 35mm print of this film.

Image from The Watcher in the Woods

USA-UK 1980
Dir John Hough
With Bette Davis, Carroll Baker, David McCallum, Kyle Richards
Certificate PG

Disney’s supernatural family thriller sees an American family move into a manor in the English countryside. The owner (Davis) now lives in a house next door and notices a resemblance between one of the girls and her own daughter, who disappeared from a chapel in the local woods 30 years earlier. Soon the children become aware of strange goings on in the woods and find themselves in the middle of a spooky adventure.

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