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Director:
Writer:
Ian Sutherland (screenplay)
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Release Date:
August 1978 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
If you go down in the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. See more »
Plot:
Five doctors on a wilderness outing are stalked by disfigured, crazed killers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Powerful, surreal and disturbing. See more (38 total) »

Cast

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Hal Holbrook ... Harry

Lawrence Dane ... Mitzi
Robin Gammell ... Martin
Ken James ... Abel
Gary Reineke ... D.J.
Murray Westgate ... Pilot
Jack Creley ... Jesse
Michael Zenon ... Matthew

Directed by
Peter Carter 
 
Writing credits
Ian Sutherland (screenplay)

Produced by
Lee Broker .... associate producer
Lawrence Dane .... producer
Harold Greenberg .... executive producer
Ted Holliday .... co-producer
Robert A. Kanto .... executive producer (as Robert A. Kantor)
Harry H. Novak .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hagood Hardy (music composer)
 
Cinematography by
René Verzier (director of photography) (as Rene Verzier)
 
Film Editing by
George Appleby 
 
Casting by
Karen Hazzard 
 
Art Direction by
Karen Bromley 
 
Makeup Department
Carl Fullerton .... makeup artist
Carl Fullerton .... makeup effects
Shonagh Jabour .... assistant makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John M. Eckert .... first assistant director (as John Eckert)
Michael Zenon .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jacques M. Bradette .... property master (as Jacques Bradette)
Carlo Campana .... carpenter
Hilton Rosemarin .... set dresser
Jens Thaysen .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Suzanne DePoe .... boom operator (as Suzanne De Poe)
Douglas Ganton .... sound recordist (as Doug Ganton)
David Greene .... sound consultant
Joe Grimaldi .... sound re-recording mixer
Jim Hopkins .... sound editor
Bill Henderson .... sound re-recording engineer (uncredited)
Don White .... foley recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Doug Wardle .... special effects
 
Stunts
Terry Martin .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denis Gingras .... first assistant cameraman
Jonathan Hackett .... key grip
James B. Kelly .... director of photography: second unit
Lloyd Leslie .... assistant cameraman: second unit
Don McElligott .... best boy
Jim McKinley .... second assistant cameraman (as James McKinlay)
Norman O'Halloran .... generator operator
Martin Segal .... still photographer
Norman Smith .... assistant grip
David Usher .... gaffer (as Dave Usher)
Cliff West .... generator operator
 
Casting Department
Marvin Paige .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Whitfield .... wardrobe mistress (as Julie Ganton)
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Lane .... assistant editor
Iain Paterson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Hagood Hardy .... conductor
Peter Mann .... recording engineer
 
Transportation Department
George Shelly .... transportation
 
Other crew
Brian Burke .... specialist: bees
Jill De Wolfe .... publicist
Shirley Gill .... production accountant
Shirley Gill .... production secretary
Rochelle Gross .... medical consultant (as Rochelle Gross B.A. M.D.)
Allan Hitelman .... financial consultant
Howard Lipson .... production consultant
Alfred Pariser .... production consultant
John Soroka .... continuity
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rituals" - Canada (original title)
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Runtime:
Canada:100 min | USA:100 min | USA:89 min (cut version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shot in 1976, but didn't see an American release until 1978.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Towards the end of the film, when Harry's character is dragging the stretcher over rocky terrain, you can clearly see he is wearing boots. They were supposed to have had their boots stolen and had to wrap their feet in plastic tarp.See more »
Quotes:
Mitzi:What are you going to do Harry?
Harry:Kill him.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, surreal and disturbing., 24 July 1999
Author: James Flanagan (va801jlf@gold.ac.uk) from Chicago, Il.60625

This is a powerful,surreal and frightening film. Like Deliverance, It's mostly about the very thin veneer of civilization. Shot in a cinema verite style, the brutality and horror seems almost documentary like, unlike Deliverance where there are practically signposts saying "meaning" per 24 frames, this film allows the horror and absurdity of itself unfold itself slyly around the edge of the frame.( consider the brilliant satire of having the surgeons chant "take him apart! take him apart!" as they dance around the campfire. And the eerie shot of the forest dwelling killer standing on top of the hill, a shadow against the sun.) Wheras Deliverance was all about northern white guilt, the doctors in this film have something to be guilty about. I think "Deliverance" is great but this film reveals it's limitations, it's lack of guts, and it's prettifying of nature. Ultimately this is a superior film.

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