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Release Date:
7 May 1982 (USA) See more »
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Welcome To Death Valley See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Not exactly Hitchcock, but pretty good of it's type See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Dick Richards 
 
Writing credits
Richard Rothstein (written by)

Produced by
Stanley Beck .... co-producer
Elliott Kastner .... producer
Stanley Mark .... associate producer
Richard Rothstein .... co-producer
Ariel Levy .... line producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Dana Kaproff 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Cox 
 
Art Direction by
Allan H. Jones 
 
Set Decoration by
Leonard A. Mazzola 
 
Makeup Department
Robert Norin .... makeup artist (as Robert N. Norin)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist (as Elaina Cizek)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair department head (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Ariel Levy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Beetson .... first assistant director (as Frank C. Beetson)
William Braden .... second assistant director
C. Tad Devlin .... second assistant director (as Tad Devlin)
Clark L. Paylow .... first assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
 
Art Department
Marty Wunderlich .... property master (as Martin Wunderlich)
Lee Lazarow .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Doug Grindstaff .... supervising sound editor (as Douglas Grindstaff)
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound rerecorder
Roger Schweitzer .... cable man (as Roger S. Schweitzer)
James E. Webb .... sound mixer (as James E. Webb Jr.)
Forest Williams .... boom man (as Forrest R. Williams)
Bill Nicholson .... effects rerecorder (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Roy L. Downey .... special effects
Ray Padilla .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Stone Bower .... stunt double (as Stoney Bower)
Whitey Hughes .... stunt coordinator
Ron Nix .... stunt double
Paul Pinnt .... stunt double (as Paul E. Pinnt)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Billy Beaird .... dolly grip (as Bill Beaird)
Emmett Brown .... key grip (as Emmett A. Brown)
Elliot Davis .... camera operator
John Englert .... second grip (as John D. Englert)
John Fleckenstein .... Steadicam operator (as John W. Fleckenstein)
Charlie Hammerschmitt .... Steadicam assistant (as Charles E. Hammerschmitt)
Mako Koiwai .... second assistant camera (as Frederick M. Koiwai)
Joe R. Marquette Jr. .... camera operator (as Joseph R. Marquette Jr.)
Timothy Ray .... first assistant camera (as Timothy N. Ray)
Alex Skvorzov .... best boy
Louis Tobin .... gaffer
Mel Traxel .... still photographer (as Melvin F. Traxel)
 
Casting Department
Shirley Rich .... casting consultant
Joe Scully .... casting consultant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patrick Cummings .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Barrett Taylor .... assistant film editor
 
Music Department
Rick Kline .... music recordist
John Mick .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Terry Collis .... transportation coordinator (as Terry J. Collis)
Ken Peterson .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Sandra J. Bieler .... production coordinator
Mike Dempsey .... production assistant (as Michael Dempsey)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... titles
Jim Franklyn .... assistant production accountant
Stanley Mark .... production accountant
Josh McLaglen .... production assistant (as Joshua C. McLaglen)
Gregory Palmer .... production assistant (as Gregory S. Palmer)
Pinki Ragan .... production assistant (as Mary 'Pinky' Ragan)
David Sussan .... production manager
Marion Tumen .... script supervisor
Joyce Webb .... script supervisor
 

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87 min
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Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Iceland:16 (theatrical rating) | Iceland:12 (video rating) | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:18
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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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Hal:Let's see if your gun is as loud as your mouth, sheriff.See more »
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Features The Sunset Trail (1932)See more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Not exactly Hitchcock, but pretty good of it's type, 13 June 2010
Author: sgtking from United States

Most Slasher films in the 1970s and 80s featured teenagers being stalked and murdered by madmen. Adults and children were usually side characters that didn't have much to do with the main plot. But this was also a time when getting a movie made was easy and when filmmakers weren't afraid to take chances. The video store shelves were stocked with various titles that few have seen and some could turn out to be gems just waiting to be discovered. This 1982 sleeper may not be one of the greats, but it's better than you might expect.

Pros: Good performances from a cast that rises above the mediocre material. Moves along at a fast clip. Some great shots of the desert landscape. Excellent score that is pretty chilling at times. Some really creepy moments and images. Goes more for the chills than blood and guts and for the most part it works. Has a bit more plot than most of these do.

Cons: Some really weak spots in the writing. Attempts at suspense are unsuccessful. The twist is not difficult to figure out, nor is it hard to figure out who the killer is. Nothing you haven't seen before.

Final thoughts: This mostly forgotten little movie wouldn't stand up to intense scrutiny, but it's better than it has any right to be and if you're like me and you enjoy a good low budget 80s chiller then this could be for you. It also has some great people in it who would go to really successful careers.

My rating: 3.5/5

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