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Garth Eliassen (original story and screenplay)
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Everyone has nightmares about the ugliest way to die.
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Four young campers, Craig, Peter, Ingrid and Joanie, back-pack through the mountains for a relaxing weekend in the wilderness... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Jack McClelland ... Peter
Mary Gail Artz ... Ingrid
James P. Hayden ... Craig
Angie Brown ... Joanne

Ken Carter ... Sheriff
David Barth ... Deputy Benson
Larry Roupe ... Store Owner
Amy Martell ... Artist's Child
Tom Drury ... Maniac
Laura Trefts ... Dr. Maggie
Alma Ramos ... Running Girl - Victim #1
Carolyn Braza ... Cherry - Victim #2

Frank Millen ... Dick - Victim #3 (as Frank Clitus Muller)
McCormick Dalten ... Bird Watcher - Victim #4
Cecilia Fannon ... Lady Artist - Victim #5 (as Cecelia Fannon)
Dale Angell ... Tourist at Falls - Victim #6
Ruth Grose ... Tourist's Mother - Victim #7
Hank Zinman ... Fisherman - Victim #8
Leon Brown Jr. ... Camper in Sleeping Bag #1
Linda Brown ... Camper in Sleeping Bag #2
Gerry Klein ... Man in Wheelchair - Victim #11
Tom Ruff ... Man in Tree - Victim #12
Valetta Saunders ... Police Dispatcher
John Williams ... Cop #1
Jeff Wood ... Cop #2
Randy Kleffer ... Cop #3
Jarne Harbrecht ... Detective
Ann St. Michael ... Jail Trustee
Bonnie Harris ... Roller Skater on Trail
Matt Noone ... Man on Trail
Matt Muller ... Pilot
Garth Eliassen ... Cop at the Lake
Susan Farris ... Cop at the Falls
T. Ruff ... Boy at the Falls
Bill Stockdale ... Photographer
Ebin Whitting ... Angry Posse Member
Brad Carter ... Tired Posse Member
Jeffery Wood ... Posse Member
Mark Prager ... Posse Member
Eben Whitney ... Posse Member
Randy Prager ... Posse Member
David Wiggins ... Posse Member
Randy Iverson ... Posse Member
John Warren ... Posse Member
Michael Smith ... Posse Member
Paul Michael Thorpe ... Posse Member (as Paul Thorpe)
Joan Forester ... Hospital Receptionist
Pam Srubaugh-Littig ... Head Nurse
Tawnya Crespin ... Girl in Wheelchair
Pat J. Winn ... Intern
Franky Crespin ... Nurse
Amy Oliphant ... Candy Striper
Patrick Satterthwaite ... Doctor
Anne Marie Nagenga ... Personnel Clerk
Suzy Folsom ... Receptionist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eric Jenkins

Directed by
James Bryan 
 
Writing credits
Garth Eliassen (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
James Bryan .... producer
Roberto Gomez .... producer
Suzette Gomez .... producer
William Stockdale .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
H. Kingsley Thurber 
 
Cinematography by
Hank Zinman (director of photography)
 
Production Design by
S.K. James 
 
Costume Design by
Suzette Gomez  (as Suzette Bryan-Gomez)
 
Makeup Department
Nim Telson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jonathan Bliss .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... dialogue editor (as Willie Allen)
Leon Brown Jr. .... sound (as Leon Brown)
Van Christensen .... dialogue editor
Kate Clark .... sound effects editor
Gerry Klein .... location sound
Dale Angell .... sound editor (uncredited)
Tom Ruff .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Jenkins .... camera assistant
 
Casting Department
Richard Olivier .... additional casting
 
Editorial Department
Matt Muller .... negative cutter (as B.F. Matt Muller)
 
Other crew
Leon Brown Jr. .... production assistant
Linda Martell .... den mother
Phoebe Montague .... production assistant
Tom Ruff .... wrangler
 
Thanks
Dean R. Bullock .... special thanks
Don Despain .... special thanks
John Earle .... special thanks
Don Lindsey .... special thanks
Capt. Webb .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Don't Go in the Woods... Alone!" - USA (alternative title)
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82 min
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The movies entire film stock was purchased for 400 dollars - quite a bargain. Before shooting director James Bryan got word that a film lab was going to recycle some old film shock that was going out of date and Bryan picked up the entire stock of unused footage, all of which this film was shot with.See more »
Quotes:
Craig:[tying Joanne in a sleeping bag] Now I've got you, bitch! Let's hear you say uncle! Say uncle! Say it, bag of bitch! Say it! Say it, bag of bitch! Say it! Say uncle!See more »
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11 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Not as bad as Headless Eyes..., 25 July 2005
Author: world_of_weird from England

...but that's like saying being kicked in the groin isn't as bad as being punched in the throat. They both hurt like crazy, it's just that one probably isn't as painful as the other. DON'T GO IN THE WOODS appears to be the retarded, illegitimate offspring of James C.Wasson's quietly unsettling NIGHT OF THE DEMON and the underrated JUST BEFORE DAWN. It's the simple story of a group of happy campers (including a bunch of whiny teens, a birdwatcher who looks like an old silent movie actor, a cripple who looks like Franklin from THE Texas CHAINSAW MASSACRE, a female artist and her baby daughter, two bone-chillingly unattractive newlyweds and...you get the idea) whose weekend in the Utah wilderness is rudely interrupted by a bloodthirsty maniac who looks and sounds like Long John Silver gone native and kills people for kicks. And that's it. There's no real plot, not a scrap of characterization, no structure, no dynamic, in fact nothing to compel or even mildly interest the viewer, just endless scenes of these hapless non-actors wandering through the forest and getting killed in various unlikely ways, with blood-drenched murder scenes that resemble Monty Python's memorable spoof of Sam Peckinpah, only done on a smaller budget. As a substitute for any on-screen suspense or drama, the belching, clanking, burbling synthesizer score by H.Kingsley Thurber (love that name!) plays throughout the entire film with no let-up. I'm not joking, it doesn't stop until the end credits when we get to hear him sing an inane ditty about the murderer to the tune of 'The Teddy Bear's Picnic'! Most of the dialogue seems to have been endlessly redubbed and rearranged, which gives the proceedings a surreal, ethereal feel, and the direction and editing are not so much undisciplined as wilfully perverse - it's as if Bryan tore up the entry-level director's handbook on day one, set out to break all the rules and succeeded unequivocally. It would be churlish to point out that the budget was obviously miniscule, since wonders can be worked for a handful of change - see LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, for example - but the budget for this Z-grade splatterfest would appear to have come from the pockets of sleeping gutterbums. As a further point of interest, this film remains banned in the UK, though I can't imagine any sensible distributor paying the censors to watch this nonsense in order to receive an 18 certificate. It's a shame the old X-rating was phased out, because it would suit this film perfectly - it's X-crement from start to finish.

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