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Within the Woods (1978)

Not Rated | | Horror, Short | 1978 (USA)
A group of friends spend a weekend at a remote cabin, and one of them accidentally desecrates an Indian burial ground. This causes him to turn into a zombie, and kill off his friends. They ... See full summary »

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A group of friends spend a weekend at a remote cabin, and one of them accidentally desecrates an Indian burial ground. This causes him to turn into a zombie, and kill off his friends. They must band together to try and survive being massacred. Written by Anonymous

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Made by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell to try and generate funding for their full-length film "The Book of the Dead" (later renamed The Evil Dead (1981)). See more »

Quotes

Bruce: You want to know something interesting?
Ellen: For a change, you mean?
Bruce: You know this place we're staying? Used to be part of an old Indian burial ground. It's very sacred and holy.
Ellen: Ooo scary! What is it cursed or something?
Bruce: Yeah. As a matter of fact, it is.
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Version of The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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We Are Family
Written by Bernard Edwards (uncredited) and Nile Rodgers (uncredited)
Performed by Sister Sledge
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Sweet little short.
25 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Within the Woods" is largely known as the prequel to "The Evil Dead".This 30-minutes film was created to sell investors on the idea of "The Evil Dead".The film is extremely low-budget and the story is minimal.Still there is plenty of gore to satisfy fans of American horror.Bruce Cambell plays Bruce,who gets zombified.Ellen Sandweiss plays his girlfriend,Ellen.However she doesn't get raped by a tree in this film,though.The cinematography is grainy and the moving steady/shaky camera-a Raimi trademark-probably made it's debut here."Within the Woods" is rather tough to find,but if you get a chance watch it.Highly recommended.


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