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Backwoods (1987)

A hillbilly father and his idiot son terrorize and murder campers.

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Christine Noonan ...
Karen
Jack O'Hara ...
William, the Geek
Brad Armacost ...
Jamie
Dick Kreusser ...
Eben
Leslie Denise ...
Beth
Gary Lott ...
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While camping in a remote part of the forest, Jamie and his girlfriend Karen meet a strange, backwoods local man named Eben and his young daughter, Beth. When Jaime saves Beth's life, Eben insists on giving the two campers a good, square meal. Not wanting to seem disrespectful, the two campers reluctantly agree to follow Eben back to his home. But there they meet Eben's brain-damaged son William, whose obsession with Karen's long, black hair leads to a nightmarish sequence of events that will change Jamie's and Karen's lives forever. Written by David Helvering

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A secret hidden by time that will reap its horrible revenge.

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obsessed by hair
14 February 2017 | by (Midian) – See all my reviews

Obscure horror made just after the slasher era but has the looks like an early eighties slasher even as it isn't really a slasher. It's a typical hillbilly flick. It's rather hard to find this flick only available on VHS. And still people do search it even as it isn't all that good, face it, being obsessed by long black hair.

The reason therefor lays in the fact that the first hour it's all about talking and characterisation. But I guess the director Dean Crow did knew about that fact and did put in some gratuitous full frontal nudity by one time actress Christine Noonan. It's only towards the end that this flick delivers the horror and even that doesn't look creepy at all. But the score used and the hissing of the geek (Jack O'Hara) gives it a special atmosphere. There aren't almost no effects used but when it does it is above mediocre for such kind of low budget flicks.

Made by an unknown director in an era where horror was not done is the reason why this is so extremely hard to find. Still, if you do like hillbilly horror then this is a must see. For the other 'geeks' if you can grab it watch it, you certainly will enjoy the ending but overall a bit lame.

Gore 0/5 Nudity 1/5 Effects 1/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5


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