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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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"Don't Go in the Woods... Alone!" - USA (alternative title)
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82 min
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The film's cameraman Hank Zinman plays the fisherman that Peter sees killed at the river.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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Awesome!, 22 August 2004
Author: Millpool87

A terrifying spectacle that will teach you an important lesson in survival: DON"T GO IN THE WOODS!

Let me first start off by saying this movie is a true cult classic. I first picked this bad boy at some video store where they had a wide VHS horror selection. While me being a fan of the low-budget horror genre, i was like a kid in a candy store. I took my time browsing at each video till i came across this one, it was actually the cover that caught my attention at first. The rural backdrop, the girl bleeding from the mouth, and the sign saying Don't go in the woods with a knife sticking out, I just couldn't resist when i saw it. So I bring it home and pop it in my VCR and after about 20 minutes of watching i realize since the film's acting, plot and worst of all the music are beyond belief there's nothing to do here but enjoy the gore. It's hilarious watching this film(if you even want to call it that)set in the wilderness of Utah, where characters are slaughtered one after the other by a primitive killer. One scene in particular i love is when the guy in the wheelchair is struggling to make his way up the steep trail, he finally makes it to the top only to have his head chopped off -I was laughing for days.

This movie isn't meant to be taken seriously, I mean how can you, the song played over the end credits(yes, you heard correctly)sounds like it came from a thirty-year old guy who still lives with his mom, and recorded it in her basement. But what can i say i love this movie, and if you can find it(it's been out of print for awhile) I suggest you pick it up if your into bad horror movies or just looking for a good laugh.

P.S.- If you liked this movie you should check out a film called "Rituals". It's set in the wilderness, but unlike "Don't go in the Woods" it actually effective in capturing the real sense of horror out in the woods.

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