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Don't Go Near the Park (1979)

 -  Horror  -  September 1981 (USA)
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Runaways are attacked by evil beings from the far past.

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Bondi
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Patty / Tra / Griffith's Wife / Petranella (as Barbara Monker)
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Mark / Gar (as Crackers Phinn)
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Bondi's Mother
Chris Riley ...
Cowboy
Lara Morann ...
Bondi at 8 Years
Earl Statler ...
Griffith
Cambra Foldes ...
Patty's Victim
K.L. Garber ...
Nick's Mother
David Ariniello ...
Boy Fishing
Steven Lovy ...
Mugger
Janet Giglio ...
Runaway Girl
Doug White ...
Spanish Priest
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In the prehistory of man, 12,000 years ago, two members of a superhuman tribe abuse the treasured secret of eternal youth. They use the methods of ritual cannibalism on the children of their own tribe and when discovered by the 'Queen' of the tribe, they are cursed to an eternity of old age with no chance to ever die. Now, in present day Los Angeles, their only hope to recapture eternal youth is the ritualistic sacrifice of a 16-year-old female virgin. Their existence is discovered by an investigative reporter and a young runaway child and this leads to an unexplained and terrifying confrontation. Written by Ørnås

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The entrance is the gateway to Hell! See more »

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$110,000 (estimated)
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10 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the infamous video nasties that were banned in Britain and released uncut two years ago.

This was a strange film that took place over 12.000 years as Gar (Crackers Phinn) and Tra (Barbara Monker) we cursed until the wolves surround the moon again which 12 millenia. They then need to have a child and sacrifice her to get to heaven, or something like that.

You can't look at this film as a piece of art, as it just goes in many different directs that don't make a lot of sense.

The film claimed to introduce scream queen Linnea Quigley, but she had five previous films. Her whirlwind courtship and marriage to Gar ended as soon as she produced Bondi (Tamara Taylor).

Add in some attempted rape, some almost incest, and some cannibalistic behavior by Gar and Tra, and you certainly have a nastie film.

It ended as strangely as it began with some zombies and a shocker.

It is an interesting piece of cinema history.


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