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Don't Go Near the Park (1979)

R | | Horror | September 1981 (USA)
Two siblings cursed in prehistoric times survive for millennia by feasting on the entrails of young people, prowling in what eventually becomes a park in contemporary Los Angeles.

Director:

Lawrence David Foldes (as Lawrence D. Foldes)

Writers:

Linwood Chase (screenplay), Lawrence David Foldes (screenplay) (as Lawrence D. Foldes) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aldo Ray ... Taft
Meeno Peluce ... Nick
Tammy Taylor ... Bondi (as Tamara Taylor)
Barbara Bain ... Patty / Tra / Griffith's Wife / Petranella (as Barbara Monker)
Robert Gribbin ... Mark / Gar (as Crackers Phinn)
Linnea Quigley ... Bondi's Mother
Chris Riley Chris Riley ... Cowboy
Lara Morann Lara Morann ... Bondi at 8 Years
Earl Statler Earl Statler ... Griffith
Cambra Foldes Cambra Foldes ... Patty's Victim
K.L. Garber K.L. Garber ... Nick's Mother
David Ariniello David Ariniello ... Boy Fishing
Steven Lovy Steven Lovy ... Mugger
Janet Giglio Janet Giglio ... Runaway Girl
Doug White Doug White ... Spanish Priest
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In the prehistory of man, 12,000 years ago, two members of a superhuman tribe abuse the treasured secret of eternal youth. They use the methods of ritual cannibalism on the children of their own tribe and when discovered by the 'Queen' of the tribe, they are cursed to an eternity of old age with no chance to ever die. Now, in present day Los Angeles, their only hope to recapture eternal youth is the ritualistic sacrifice of a 16-year-old female virgin. Their existence is discovered by an investigative reporter and a young runaway child and this leads to an unexplained and terrifying confrontation. Written by Ørnås

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The entrance is the gateway to Hell! See more »

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sanctuary for Evil See more »

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Budget:

$110,000 (estimated)
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Star Cinema See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Scream Queen legend Linnea Quigley's first horror movie role. She talked about it in a 2015 interview with AV/Club. "(My first horror film was) a movie called Don't Go Near The Park, and it was done by Lawrence Foldes. He was probably 19, not much older than me. I went in, and it was when they had this [casting call publication] called Drama Log and they had "looking for a 19-24-looking woman." I sent my picture in, and they called me and I read for the part of this woman that bears a child. They're supposed to age me, like she's all grown up and everything, and I had a real babyface then, but they used the worst makeup, and I just looked like I had stipple on. It was crazy. It looked so bad. The movie was terrible." See more »

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DON'T GO NEAR THE DVD (Unless you want a good laugh!)
2 June 2006 | by DistantJSee all my reviews

I caught this (though not the whole film) on The Horror Channel (UK), and last month it came out on DVD. I got myself a copy (since it was cheap) to mock review for my upcoming website.

This movie is regarded by some to be the "best bad movie of all time".

The plot? Well, it's an incoherent mess, but here goes... *deep breath* Two cannibal people, one male one female, from a crazy tribe of cannibals in the past got in trouble so an old lady who thinks she's in charge cursed them. The curse causes them to live forever as immortals but constantly age, but they can retain their youth by every certain number of years eating the insides of a virgin who happens to be the guy's daughter, or something like that. So the guy gets married and raises a daughter called Bonnie. And then she one day runs away to the park which is like abandoned and lives in this abandoned house with an old lady (who is obviously the female cannibal), a little kid who swears, and a guy who they call 'cowboy'. The two cannibals want to do some ritual on Bonnie and eat her guts. WHAT WILL SHE DO?!!

The film does feature Linnea Quigely in her first ever role, and yes, she gets her bits out. Though obviously not quite as much as in Return of the Living Dead! Most of the actors do a rubbish job, though, and the camera-work, directing and effects are all absurdly bad for it's time - after the first time I watched it I was stunned to find out it was an early 80's flick, it barely passes as an early 70's low budget horror! - and absurd pointless ideas just appear now and then which will just get you laughing.

Oh and did I mention the SUPER CANNIBAL LASER EYES? That's right, when somebody ticks them off they can use their SUPER CANNIBAL LASER EYES on them. Doesn't kill them. Just makes them hurt a little, apparently.

The whole thing feels like something some students might make, only I doubt even students would include SUPER CANNIBAL LASER EYES.

Top notch if you want to see a really bad movie and laugh. If on the other hand you are after a decent horror movie, I would recommend that you DON'T GO NEAR THE DVD.


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