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Sunburst (1975)

A couple on vacation in the woods is stalked by a pair of rapists.


James Polakof




Cast overview:
Peter Hooten ... Robert
Kathrine Baumann ... Jenny
Ric Carrott Ric Carrott ... Marshall
Anne Lockhart ... Tina
Robert Englund ... Michael Sutherland
Rudy Vallee ... Proprietor
James Keach ... Levon
David Pritchard David Pritchard ... Danker
Randy Ralston Randy Ralston ... The Pledge
Susan McCormick Susan McCormick ... Susan
Peter Brown ... The Professor


A pair of college students go on a trip up to the mountains to look for a friend who dropped out of school to find personal fulfillment apart from the norms of American society. Along the way, the couple is warned of dangerous terrain and unfriendly local residents who are not worth the trouble of finding a lost friend. The film stars Robert Englund in the role of the lost friend before he become a household name as the terrifying boogeyman Freddy Krueger. Written by DJ Heinlein

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You have to think about the good things and drive that devil out of your house.

Some say that this film may have inspired Wes Craven and Last House on the Left. It is a similar story, but "rapists in the woods" is not an original concept, and it Craven's film was made three years before this, so it may be the other way around.

It was the second film for Robert Englund, better known for his role as Freddy Krueger. Here is a a good and happy man living as a hermit in the woods. He is fondly remembered by two students, Jenny (Kathrine Baumann) and Robert (Peter Hooten) who set out to find him.

The film is slow to form, much of it a happy romp in the woods, and the music is continually upbeat and happy. A sign of of impending doom? Ed Bogas did all thee music. He is best know for the music for Garfield and Peanuts, and before that Fritz the Cat and Heavy Traffic.

Finally, Levon (James Keach) and Danker (David Pritchard) show. They look like a pair out of Deliverance. Nothing happens at first.

When they come back, they rape Jenny. There is nothing to see.

Michael (Englund) shows up the next day. He tries to comfort Jenny, and then he is gone again.

No real satisfaction, and Robert and Jenny go off into the sunset.

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23 September 1982 (Peru) See more »

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Slashed Dreams See more »

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California, USA

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