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The Forest (1982)

 -  Horror  -  1982 (USA)
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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
Stafford Morgan ...
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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If you go down to the woods today - you might never get out alive! See more »

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Terror in the Forest  »

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Shot in thirteen days. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer: Run, or Daddy will eat you.
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Referenced in Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) See more »

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You're My Special Kind of Love
Lyrics by Tupper Turner
Music by Richard Hieronymus
Performed by Michelle Hart
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Entertaining horror movie
21 April 2005 | by (St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador) – See all my reviews

No, this movie is not one of the best horror movies to come out of the eighties but it does have some great qualities. I found the storyline rather refreshing, it was different from any "in the forest" horror movie I've ever seen. And as cheesy as the soundtrack was, it still was interesting... but hey, I even like the cheese factor! I admit the beginning of the movie was pointless, but still, it was great to laugh at. I'd recommend this movie to any horror fan but you must also not expect too much from it, I mean, it's no Halloween or Friday the 13th, but it is enjoyable. There were times I felt spooked and times I just wanted to laugh. A great combination!


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