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About the film

Family man and lawyer Christoper Cleek (Sean Bridgers) must do what he can to protect his family when he comes into contact with a feral woman (Pollyana McIntosh) living in the woods near his isolated country home. Through a series of harrowing encounters Cleek and his family quickly discover there is more to this woman than anyone would suspect and that sometimes the devil wears a handsome face.


Cast and Crew

  • Starring
    • Pollyanna McIntosh
      Sean Bridgers
      Angela Bettis

  • Producers
    • Andrew van den Houten
      Robert Tonino

  • Director
    • Lucky McKee


Press

"...utterly insane 30-minute climax of violence, audacious gore and all-around bad behavior." - Miami Herald

"If McKee were never to make another film, this is the one they’d remember him for." - Miami Herald 

"This movie, with a handful of electrifying performances and a wicked sense of humor, is a direct message from the twisted hearts of Lucky McKee and Jack Ketchum." - Badass Digest

"Pollyana McIntosh is The Woman, and her performance is stunning." - Badass Digest

"Leave it to an astute genre guy like Lucky McKee to deviate from even the most basic of established genre formula and deliver a ferociously strange new horror film."  -FearNet

"McKee's gut-wrenching aspiration will remain in my memory forever."  -Dread Central

"An experience in the horror genre unlike anything you've seen before."  -Film School Rejects

"Harrowing in a way that few horror films are... Emotionally demanding."  -HitFix

"A wonderfully bizarre tale of what could be in the top 10 most fucked up families ever portrayed in film."  -Ain't It Cool News

"disturbing, lurid and perverse." -  NY Post 

"Pollyanna McIntosh is a marvel of nonverbal acuity"  - NY Times

"dysfunction nosedives into depravity " - NY Times 

"Horror buffs… will be overcome with joy and excitement." - NY Post

"a splatterfest that will have viewers laughing and cringing at the same time" - NY Post
 
"smartly filmed and directed"  - NY Post

“3.5 out of 4 stars” -  Chicago Daily Herald

“McKee's extremity is undeniably effective” - Seattle Times

"The Woman" has a brutal power to rattle and unnerve…”  - Los Angeles Times

"Director Lucky McKee, who also co-authored the novel on which the movie is based, told Speakeasy that “The Woman” has been compared to “My Fair Lady,” the classic musical, and “Nell,” the movie starring Jodie Foster. But, McKee says the movie is 'really inspired by films like Hitchcock’s ‘Shadow of a Doubt.'"

"'It’s really easy to give that badge to something that talks about misogyny,' McIntosh said. 'But just because something is discussed in a film and shown for what it is doesn’t mean the filmmaker is misogynistic.'"

- Timothy Lloyd, Wall Street Journal 

Follow this link to read the full WSJ article: http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2011/10/07/is-the-woman-an-abomination-or-art/

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