I first saw this movie on Netflix & then I found out on GR that is was a book. I went right to Amazon to buy it! I loved it! I love both the book and the movie although I'm glad they left out the first part of the movie in the book. I didn't care for it.
And on the second day things did not get better. The rain fell hard and cold, the white sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they were lost. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. All four of them saw it at the same time.
This is the story of four old friends who get together to go camping. Some of them hadn't seen each other in years and didn't hit it off like they did when they were younger. But Luke, Hutch, Phil, and Dom finally come to a realization they need to stick together, get over their shit and get out of the damn black woods. (Never take a short cut through some black woods you know nothing about. I don't care who is injured, you will be dead instead)
They come across a hideous monster and crazy arse people.
It's a book/movie you will either love or hate. I loved it because it's so messed up I couldn't not love it!