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Within the Woods (1978)

Not Rated | | Horror, Short | 1978 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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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 »

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Bruce: You're only cursed by the evil spirits if you violate the graves of the dead. We're just gonna be eating hotdogs.
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A Masterpiece (In Amateur Terms)
23 April 2004 | by See 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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