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When you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. When you go into the woods today you're not going to believe your eyes. But it ain't no "teddy bear picnic". Three girls ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nancy Hendrickson ...
Abbey
Deborah Luce ...
Jackie
Tiana Pierce ...
Trina
Frederick Coffin ...
Ike (as Holden McGuire)
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Addley (as Billy Ray McQuade)
Beatrice Pons ...
Mother (as Rose Ross)
Robert Collins ...
Ernie
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The 'Dobber' (as Karl Sandys)
Marsella Davidson ...
Kevin Lowe ...
Ted
Scott Lucas ...
Storekeeper
Ed Battle ...
Doorman
Robert Carnegie ...
Tex
Silas Davis
Stanley Kaufman ...
Older man at Pool Party
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When you go into the woods today, you're in for a big surprise. When you go into the woods today you're not going to believe your eyes. But it ain't no "teddy bear picnic". Three girls discover that two men are willing to do anything to impress Mother and what impresses Mother is watching her son commit acts of rape and murder. Now these women are prisoners and lowered to pawns in the game of checkers between two dim wits and their Maniac Mommy and the question becomes, can any of them escape, alive? Written by Zedd

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maniac | reunion | rape | murder | brutality | See more »

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If you go down to the woods today. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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19 September 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dia das Mães Macabro  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Was shot for only $115,000. See more »

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When the girls are kidnapped and put in the sleeping bags, they are wearing night clothes as they were in bed. When the sleeping bags are re-opened in the house, however, they are now fully clothed (with one even wearing jewellery) with no explanation of how this happened. See more »

Quotes

Ernie: And remember, once you go out those doors, don't stop to think about what you feel. Because once you stop to think about what you feel, you doubt what you know. And once you doubt what you know, you're gonna assume you don't know it. Why? Because you don't act on it. Once you know what you know, you act on it.
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I think we're alone now
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30 December 1999 | by (Mpls) – See all my reviews

This film is certainly not for everybody, but it is actually so refreshing to see a movie that is done in this way. It is exploitation at it's finest. It is comedy at it's most tragic! A simple plot mixed with darn good acting, and impressive makeup effects...you really can't go wrong.

In my opinion, while still in the same vein as Last House on the Left and I Spit on your Grave, it is not as good. Spit being the best of the 3, but each of them has something to offer.

If you're not sure you can watch it, let me give you this scene as an example...one deranged man rapes a woman while his brother takes Kodak Polaroids, and their mother instructs them and leads them on...sound bad, yeah, but take it for what it is. Silly, odd disturbing nonsense. But it was more a "mood" movie, based around the characters and settings vs. the horror of rape and disturbing shots. This kind of horror sound like your thing? Then you're in luck, it's worth it.


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