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The Forest (1982)

R | | Horror | 1982 (USA)
A cannibal hermit living in the woods preys on campers and hikers for his food supply.

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Cast overview:
Dean Russell ...
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John (as Michael Brody)
Tomi Barrett ...
Sharon (as Elaine Warner)
John Batis ...
Charlie
Ann Wilkinson ...
Teddi
Jeanette Kelly ...
Mother
Corky Pigeon ...
John Jr.
Becki Burke ...
Jennifer
Tony Gee ...
Plumber
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Man
Marilyn Anderson ...
Woman
Jean Clark ...
Mechanic (as J.L. Clark)
Don Jones ...
Forest Ranger
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Two campers Sharon and Teddy are terrorized in the deep dark woods of the California wilderness by a cannibalistic knife-wielding madman. Teddy is killed but Sharon manages to escape. That same night their boyfriends, Steve and Charlie, take refuge in an old cave to protect themselves from the storm. There they meet the killer an old man wearing a beat up old baseball cap named John. He tells them the story of how he walked in on his unfaithful wife and her lover. He killed them both, and gathered his two children and ran off into the forest. Unfortunately, his kids got sick and they commited suicide. Since then, he has developed a taste for human flesh and will kill anybody who trespasses on his territory. The next morning, Charlie is drowned and prepared for the killer's breakfast. He then goes looking for Sharon, who has, unbeknownst to him, teamed up with the ghosts of his two dead children. The maniac chases Sharon but just as he's about to kill her his ghost kids save her. He ... Written by blc

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In addition to playing the forest ranger, Donald M. Jones plays Officer Ed Geza, who gives the traffic report on the radio. See more »

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When Charlie is sitting by the fire sharpening his knife, someone is hiding in the shadows throwing something when he looks around. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: Run, or Daddy will eat you.
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References Daniel Boone (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

The Edge of Forever
Lyrics by Stan Fidel
Music by Richard Hieronymus
Performed by Carol Browning
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Cool soundtrack, suspect quality and an amusing tools scene.
14 January 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

A friend and I went through a phase some (alot of) years ago of selecting the crappest horror films in the video shop for an evening's entertainment. For some reason, I ended up buying this one (probably v. v. cheap).

The cheap synth soundtrack is a classic of its time and genre. There's also a few very amusing scenes. Among them is a scene where a man's being attacked and defends himself with a number of unlikely objects, it made me laugh at the time (doesn't seem quite so funny in retrospect but there you go).

Apart from that it's total crap, mind you. But probably worth a watch if you like films like "Chopping Mall". Yes, I've seen that too.


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