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Don't Go Near the Park (1979)

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

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(as Lawrence D. Foldes)

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Taft
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Nick
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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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Sanctuary for Evil  »

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$110,000 (estimated)
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No, really, don't go near it.
8 March 2007 | by (The land of the Bunyips) – See all my reviews

If you are showering and a creepy man walks in on you and stares at you, instead of kicking him out and calling the cops, you should ask him if he needs a room to rent. Unfortunately, he'll probably end up marrying you so that you will bare his child and be the perfect mom so that he can sacrifice the kid as a virgin to stop a cannibal curse on himself and his sister which was placed 12,000 years ago. Or something. That's pretty much the plot of "Don't Go Near the Park." This is some of the worst writing in the genre. Dark Sky does a great job with packaging, as usual, but this is the first film they've re-released that is probably skippable, as it has little to no entertainment value.


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