The Ruins (2008, dir. Carter Smith)

Vacationing students journey to a ruined Mayan temple to find missing friends. Modest but effective horror flick, handled with some care and attention. Makes the most of what’s essentially a single setting, and doesn’t try to over-explain, or overstay its welcome

The Barrens [AKA The Devil In The Woods / Jersey Devil / The Forest] (2012, dir. Darren Lynn Bousman)

A man returns to the woodland scene of a family tragedy to face his fears. Well-structured folk-tale horror piece, hampered somewhat by a lack of resources, some variable acting, and an unconvincing monster reveal.