In “The Woods Are Real,” the serene life of Joba and Quincy, a privileged and socially conscious couple from Brooklyn, takes a harrowing turn when they decide to venture into the woods for what they believe will be a peaceful retreat from their bustling city life. Their journey into the heart of nature, driven by a desire to reconnect with the earth and each other, quickly devolves into a nightmarish ordeal that tests the limits of their sanity, beliefs, and survival skills.

As they delve deeper into the forest, the couple encounters inexplicable phenomena and sinister forces that seem to defy the laws of nature. The woods around them become a labyrinthine entity, alive with ancient, malevolent spirits that challenge their notions of reality. The couple’s progressive ideals and their reliance on rational thought and technology are rendered powerless in the face of the primal terror that stalks them.

With each step further into the wilderness, Joba and Quincy are forced to confront their deepest fears and secrets. The woods become a crucible, stripping away the veneers of their identities and exposing the raw, unvarnished truths of their souls. As the boundary between the natural and supernatural blurs, the couple must fight not only for their survival but also to preserve their humanity in the face of an overwhelming darkness.

Directed by Alix Lambert and featuring a compelling cast led by Matt Dellapina, Chinasa Ogbuagu, Campbell Scott, and Nick Westrate, “The Woods Are Real” is a gripping tale of psychological horror that explores the fragility of the human psyche, the illusion of control, and the indomitable power of nature. It is a film that not only terrifies but also provokes thought about what it means to be truly alive in a world that is, at its heart, wild and unknowable.