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Release Date:
September 1980 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If you go down to the woods today. See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
Jaime King To Star In Mother's Day
 (From EmpireOnline. 19 August 2009, 2:34 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Trashy fun See more (99 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Nancy Hendrickson ... Abbey
Deborah Luce ... Jackie
Tiana Pierce ... Trina
Frederick Coffin ... Ike (as Holden McGuire)
Michael McCleery ... Addley (as Billy Ray McQuade)
Beatrice Pons ... Mother (as Rose Ross)
Robert Collins ... Ernie

Peter Fox ... The 'Dobber' (as Karl Sandys)
Marsella Davidson ... Terry
Kevin Lowe ... Ted
Scott Lucas ... Storekeeper
Ed Battle ... Doorman
Robert Carnegie ... Tex
Silas Davis
Stanley Kaufman ... Older man at Pool Party
John Radom
Louie Cogie
Sondra Fortunato
Sheldon Relde
Marshall Auerbach
Timmy Leight
John Castellano
Suzy Fried
Steve Sturm
Leilani Gorre
Joe Stanton
Katya
John Fanelli
Josh Smilowitz
Vince Piccalo
Doreen Richardson
Bill Smith
Gwen Van Highland
Lawrence Mayer
Joel Greenberg
Sture Sjöstedt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stanley Knapp ... Charlie
Bob Fassbender ... (voice) (uncredited)
Scott Gordon ... (voice) (uncredited)
Charles Kaufman ... Cocaine addict (uncredited)
Floyd Vivino ... (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Kaufman 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Charles Kaufman 
Warren Leight 

Produced by
Alexander Beck .... executive producer
Michael Herz .... associate producer
Charles Kaufman .... producer
Lloyd Kaufman .... associate producer
Michael Kravitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Phil Gallo 
Clem Vicari Jr. 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Mangine 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel Loewenthal 
 
Production Design by
Susan Kaufman 
 
Art Direction by
Sandy Hamilton 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Lutter 
 
Makeup Department
Josie Caruso .... special makeup effects
Rob E. Holland .... special makeup effects
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Proser .... first assistant director
Barry Shapiro .... additional assistant director
 
Art Department
Rex Piano .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Scott Leva .... stunt coordinator
Scott Leva .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Bolesta .... key grip
Stuart Deutsch .... best boy
Phil Devonshire .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Richard W. Haines .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Meta Carter .... script supervisor
Ray Sundlin .... production executive
 

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Runtime:
90 min | Australia:98 min | Germany:76 min (cut version)
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Certification:
Australia:(Banned) (1985 re-rating) | Australia:R (original rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:Not Rated (uncut) | Netherlands:16 | Portugal:M/18 | UK:R | UK:18 (TV rating) | USA:Unrated | West Germany:(Banned) | West Germany:18 (cut version)
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Trivia:
Charles Kaufman, in the director's commentary, said that a very ironic thing happened during filming: an actress who played one of the victims and one of the actors who played a son hit it off and starting dating when not filming - even though his character terrorizes and brutalizes her. Concerned that neither would be able to project the sense of terror needed, Kaufman asked them to postpone their relationship until after the film wrapped. They complied.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening decapitation, blood spatters across the car before the decapitation.See more »
Quotes:
Mother:Ike, you better bolt that door good tonight.
Ike:Ma, there's nobody out there...
Mother:Now you just do what I say! Queenie's out there, I just know it.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Feeding the Masses (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
I think we're alone nowSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Trashy fun, 19 February 2010
Author: mdnobles19 from United States

Yes this was a trashy, sadistic, brainless, backwoods/horror flick but one of the good ones. This was such a wacky flick that it will make you laugh at one point of the nonsense going on and on the edge of your seat with fear the next and it was like an odd cross between The Last House On The Left, American Gothic, Psycho, Just Before Dawn and Deliverance with a little of The Final Terror. The Acting wasn't the best at all but at the same time decent for a trashy b-movie and I was definitely rooting for the three leading ladies which I didn't expect any characters to be likable and worth rooting for. This was a wild, weird and crazy ride from start to finish and it just had me glue to the chaos that was going on and to me this was a pretty memorable horror movie especially one that had no class. It's going to be very interesting what the remake has instore for us and what Rebecca De Mornay will do with the mother role, hopefully it will be way better than this but just as crazy. This was bloody a brutal at times but you could tell from frame one that it had a very limited budget which made most of the kills not that effective and loses some of its shock value but they sure did try and make it inventive. Overall this was mostly entertaining, not that scary or suspenseful but there were some moments here and there but it didn't have a good backstory to it all and that made most of it senseless but it was rewarding in the end but man this was one strange, fuc!ked up movie and I liked it, an undiscovered horror gem in a way. Can't wait for the remake! See it if you are fans of backwoods/horror!

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