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Death Valley (1982)

A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.

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R.V. Boy (as Kirk I. Kiskella)
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Tour Guide (as Roy S. Gunsburg)
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A divorced mother, her young son and her new boyfriend set out on a road trip through Death Valley and run afoul of a local serial killer.

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7 May 1982 (USA)  »

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Death Valley - Una Vacanza Nell'Estremo Terrore  »

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Cybill Shepherd was considered for the role of Sally, but the scheduling couldn't be worked out. See more »

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[Billy has locked himself in the bathroom]
Hal: I'll tell you something, Billy...
Billy: What?
Hal: [starts to force door with knife] We got a hollow door here. It's made in Japan. Billy, I could bust through this really easy, but it would cause a mess. So, what I could do is, I can get the molding off, and I think that's the way to go. Are you all right in there? So, we got a little problem here, but I'll get you out. You stay calm in there. Remember, most accidents happen in the home. There it is. I don't ...
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References The China Syndrome (1979) See more »

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Finally out on DVD and a bit of a letdown ......
17 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that is somewhat scattered. While the presence of Peter Billingsly might lean towards a film that would appeal to children, that is certainly not the case here. On the other hand as a slasher, "Death Valley" is extremely mild. The musical score is interesting, and there are a few suspenseful moments, but in the end the viewer is left unsatisfied, with a bit of a letdown. The acting, especially by Billingsly, is way above average, and character development is not forgotten either, but the entertainment value is lessened by the weak slasher elements, especially since the villain is about as interesting as a mud puddle. - MERK


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