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Don't Go Near the Park (1979)

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

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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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$110,000 (estimated)
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Heed My Warning!
19 February 2003 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

I read the warnings online. Despite them, I stupidly went out and rented this piece of garbage. Wow. I've been let-down by a movie before, but never by a movie I had no expectations for anyway. This was just bad. First of all, the intro takes place "12,000 years ago"... which would make the characters 10,000 years older than Christ, but they speak VERY good American English... wow. THAT'S an impressive feat, almost as impressive as going on a 12,000 year-long murdering spree and not being caught once. Another impressive feat would have to be the awesome special effects they used to show aging... which were the exact same effects used in The Wolf Man almost 40 years prior to this. Incredible. [sarcasm]

Yes folks, this movie includes it all: bad acting, stupid effects, weak plot, and best of all, two 12,000 year old murderers, everything. The only thing this movie has going for it, in my opinion, is that it's hard to find.


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