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The Final Terror (1983)

R | | Horror | 28 October 1983 (USA)
A group of rangers go camping on unfamiliar forest grounds. All is well until the group members start getting picked off by a cunning, tactical, malevolent, killer in the woods.

Director:

Andrew Davis

Writers:

Jon George (screenplay), Neill D. Hicks (screenplay) (as Neill Hicks) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Friedrich ... Dennis Zorich
Adrian Zmed ... Marco Cerone
Ernest Harden Jr. ... Nathaniel Hines
Lewis Smith ... Boone
Rachel Ward ... Margaret
Daryl Hannah ... Windy Morgan
Akosua Busia ... Vanessa
Joe Pantoliano ... Eggar
Mark Metcalf ... Mike
Cindy Harrell ... Melanie
Irene Sanders Irene Sanders ... Sammie
Richard Jacobs Richard Jacobs ... Mr. Morgan
Donna Pinder Donna Pinder ... Mrs. Morgan
Jim Youngs ... Jim
Lori Butler ... Lori (as Lori Lee Butler)
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Storyline

A group of rangers go camping on unfamiliar forest grounds. All is well until the group members start getting picked off by a cunning, tactical, malevolent, killer in the woods.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

If you go down to the woods today you're sure of...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carnivore See more »

Filming Locations:

Crescent City, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arkoff International See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot in 1981, but was shelved when the filmmakers couldn't find a distributor right away. It wasn't until 1983 when it was released to capitalize on the rising stardom of Daryl Hannah and Adrian Zmed. See more »

Goofs

Water droplets are visibly splashing onto the camera, as the group is in the raft fighting the rapids. See more »

Quotes

Dennis Zorich: If you people want to survive, you better start looking and thinking like the forest.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema release (as "Campsite Massacre") was uncut. The video version (as "Final Terror") was cut by 27 secs with edits to the repeated stabbing of Mike's back during the double murder in the forest. See more »

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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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User Reviews

 
An OK terror, but it's hardly final.
1 October 2005 | by Nightman85See all my reviews

Young forest rangers and their lady friends take a trip into the wilderness and are terrorized by a woodsy maniac.

Yet another slasher in the wake of Friday the 13th (1980), this one being OK as it tries to be a little different from the rest of its kind. This film tries to focus a little more on mood and suspense, rather than on gore and sex, although it does have it's share of that too. With the help of a decent cast, featuring some latter-day stars like Hannah and Ward, The Final Terror manages to be an entertaining enough effort. There's a few shocks, a good rock music score, and a creepy villain that also help carry the movie.

It's a far cry from the superior likes of Just Before Dawn (1981), but it certainly beats the lesser efforts of movies like Don't Go in the Woods (1981) or The Prey (1984).

** 1/2 out of ****


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