1940: the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked up a winding mountain trail, leaving everything behind. 2008: the first official expedition into the wilderness attempts to solve the mystery of the lost citizens of Friar.
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One Morning in New England, 1940, the entire population of Friar New Hampshire - 572 people - walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. They left behind their clothes, their money, all of their essentials. Even their dogs were abandoned, tied to posts and left to starve. No One knows why. A search party dispatched by the U.S. Army eventually discovered the remains of nearly 300 of Friar's evacuees. Many had frozen to death. Others were cruelly and mysteriously slaughtered. The bodies of the remaining citizens are still unaccounted for. Over the years, a quiet cover-up operation managed to weave the story of Friar into the stuff of legends and backwoods fairy tales. The town has slowly repopulated, but the vast wilderness is mostly untracked, with the northern-most stretches off limits to local hunters and loggers. In 2008, the coordinates for the "YELLOWBRICKROAD" trail head were declassified. The first official expedition into a dark and twisted wilderness ... Written by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland

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They were searching for an evil in the forest. . .but the forest found the evil in them.

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Rated R for violent content, language, some sexuality and drug material | See all certifications »

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Filmed in 20 days in the isolated, remote region of Pittsburg, NH. See more »

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Melissa Barnes: Are you going to kill me now? Here?
Daryl Luger: Yes.
Melissa Barnes: Does there have to be so much pain?
Daryl Luger: Yes.
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incredibly creepy film
5 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An incredibly creepy film that starts off like an adventure and then takes a left turn on a lonely mountaintop. Well acted, with an ensemble cast that has great chemistry. The woods haven't been this scary since Blair Witch Project, and this film looks a million times better than that one. Laura Heisler is totally believable as Liv, right down to her rural New England accent. Cassidy Freeman is quite different here than she is in Smallville. Not the "evil bitch" you would expect and no high karate chops, but she displays some acting chops. There's great characterizations here, well beyond the usual thin characters in most horror flicks.


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