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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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Infamously bad - but entertaining! 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 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
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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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Also Known As:
"Don't Go in the Woods... Alone!" - USA (alternative title)
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82 min
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Principal photography took 10 days.See more »
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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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Infamously bad - but entertaining!, 10 January 2008
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

Hikers in the Utah mountains are being sliced 'n' diced by a hulking woodland viking! Who will be left standing??

This little low-budget wilderness killer flick is best known as one of the cheapest and most unintentionally funny entries in the genre. There's no denying that this is a tremendously flawed movie - it's mainly a series of goofy hikers and campers being killed by an even goofier villain. The acting is shabby, the gore is crude, and the 'tension' music score sounds like someone banging their head on a synthesizer. But as poorly executed as the movie is it's certainly not boring!

Don't Go in the Woods is one of those horror cheapies that's so bad you just have to laugh at it. Remember this is the same movie in which a guy in a wheelchair is 'climbing' the mountain - of course he gets to the top only to be whacked. In another great scene Peter waves at a hunter whom he thinks is reacting to him, but the hunter is actually reacting to the killer who is behind Peter! And just wait for that clunky hoot of a theme song in the ending credits!

Don't Go in the Woods may just be the Plan 9 from Outer Space of slasher films. While it's one bad film, it's not without its silly amusements. Don't take it seriously.

* 1/2 out of ****

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