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Director:
Writer:
Garth Eliassen (original story and screenplay)
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Tagline:
Everyone has nightmares about the ugliest way to die.
Plot:
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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TERRIBLE, but I've watched it eight times. See more (73 total) »

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 Ramas ... 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
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Don't Go in the Woods... Alone!" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
82 min
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Trivia:
The fake blood used in the film is a mixture of red food coloring and barbecue sauce.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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Don't Go in the Woods (2010)See more »

FAQ

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25 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
TERRIBLE, but I've watched it eight times., 28 November 2001
Author: latherzap from USA

This movie is completely inept, but I love it. I think it's hilariously bad. I usually don't post positive reviews, preferring to use IMDB as a grouchy outlet for complaints. But I want to show my support for this movie.

When DGITW attained "bottom 100" status, I was happy for it. It had finally been accepted by its peers!

As you may have read, a maniac is killing anonymous campers in the woods- hence the cautionary title of the movie. Most of the acting is horrid, usually providing chuckles. The music alters between generic upbeat country guitar and cheap early-eighties casio keyboard. And the gore looks fake, but that's really the least humorous aspect of the movie. The acting and bad script are what really makes DGITW special. I have seen many bad horror flicks, and DGITW easily makes my top five so-bad-it's-good list.

If you're looking for a more detailed description, there are several reviews floating around the web. Check 'em out.

Watching it the first time I was a little disappointed, but I fully appreciated this movie on the second viewing. If you like bad movies, I highly recommend this one.

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