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The Final Terror (1983)

R | | Horror | 1 May 1983 (USA)
A group of forest rangers go camping in the woods, and trespass into an area where a backwoods mama likes to kill people who come onto her turf.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Friedrich ...
Dennis Zorich
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Marco Cerone
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Nathaniel Hines
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Boone
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Margaret
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Windy Morgan
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Vanessa
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Eggar
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Mike
Cindy Harrell ...
Melanie
Irene Sanders ...
Sammie
Richard Jacobs ...
Mr. Morgan
Donna Pinder ...
Mrs. Morgan
Jim Youngs ...
Jim
Lori Butler ...
Lori (as Lori Lee Butler)
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A group of forest rangers go camping in the woods, and trespass into an area where a backwoods mama likes to kill people who come onto her turf. Written by Humberto Amador

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If you go down to the woods today you're sure of...

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Finding a title for the movie during production proved to be difficult. In fact, at one point, the film's working title was 'Three Blind Mice', simply because of the scene where the cast sings that song on the bus. See more »

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In the beginning, when the boy and girl are riding on the moped/motorbike, when the crash happens the girl's hair changes from short to longish, to short again. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Zorich: If you people want to survive, you better start looking and thinking like the forest.
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Featured in The First Terror with Adrian Zmed & Lewis Smith (2014) See more »

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An OK terror, but it's hardly final.
1 October 2005 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Young forest rangers and their lady friends take a trip into the wilderness and are terrorized by a woodsy maniac.

Yet another slasher in the wake of Friday the 13th (1980), this one being OK as it tries to be a little different from the rest of its kind. This film tries to focus a little more on mood and suspense, rather than on gore and sex, although it does have it's share of that too. With the help of a decent cast, featuring some latter-day stars like Hannah and Ward, The Final Terror manages to be an entertaining enough effort. There's a few shocks, a good rock music score, and a creepy villain that also help carry the movie.

It's a far cry from the superior likes of Just Before Dawn (1981), but it certainly beats the lesser efforts of movies like Don't Go in the Woods (1981) or The Prey (1984).

** 1/2 out of ****


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