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Within the Woods (1978)

Not Rated | | Horror, Short | 1978 (USA)
While spending a weekend at a remote cabin, Bruce desecrates an Indian burial ground and becomes re-animated; making way to kill his friends.

Director:

Sam Raimi

Writer:

Sam Raimi
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bruce Campbell ... Bruce
Ellen Sandweiss ... Ellen
Mary Valenti Mary Valenti ... Shelly
Scott Spiegel ... Scotty
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Storyline

A group of friends spend a weekend at a remote cabin, and one of them accidentally desecrates an Indian burial ground. This causes him to turn into a zombie, and kill off his friends. They must band together to try and survive being massacred. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Horror | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Within the Woods See more »

Filming Locations:

Michigan, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,600 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the suspense setups used in the short were later recycled by Sam Raimi and used again in The Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead II (1987). See more »

Quotes

Bruce: You want to know something interesting?
Ellen: For a change, you mean?
Bruce: You know this place we're staying? Used to be part of an old Indian burial ground. It's very sacred and holy.
Ellen: Ooo scary! What is it cursed or something?
Bruce: Yeah. As a matter of fact, it is.
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Soundtracks

We Are Family
Written by Bernard Edwards (uncredited) and Nile Rodgers (uncredited)
Performed by Sister Sledge
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A Masterpiece (In Amateur Terms)
23 April 2004 | by lonchaney20See all my reviews

This is a great effort for an amateur horror film, and I think a film like this could inspire many amateur filmmakers to fulfill their dreams of making a great film. The low quality got in the way, but I still enjoyed this movie quite a bit. The similarities between this and Evil Dead/II are obvious, and I think Evil Dead II especially because one of the stars of this film (Scott Speigel) co-wrote ED2. I love this movie, and I think that in a few ways it is superior to ED. Anyone who likes Evil Dead or Evil Dead 2(-Dead By Dawn) will probably enjoy this effort of Rob Tapert (who is credited as Rip Tapert), Sam Raimi, and Bruce Campbell. If you can get this movie, I suggest you do it as soon as possible.


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