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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The wilderness filming locations offered few sources for lighting. This is why much of the film's night scenes are quite dark and difficult to see. In fact, the bus attack scene had to be shot day-for-night, so the bus could be visible on film. 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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"I can't see a thing" (Rachel Ward)
21 December 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

At one point after the group of forest rangers escapes the night bus attack, Rachel Ward exclaims "I can't see a thing". Ditto for the viewing audience, because even the daytime scenes are so poorly lit that you will have little sense of what is taking place on screen. It's pretty difficult to scare people, when you can't see what is supposed to be scary. Technically "The Final Terror" is a disaster, and it's really a shame, because hunted in the woods films are one of my favorite genres. After seeing (or rather not seeing) "The Final Terror", I will stick with "Hunter's Blood", which is a great film of this type. Other than a strong opening and a surprisingly good conclusion, there is very little entertainment value here. Don't let the name actors get you excited either, because Rachel Ward and Darryl Hannah are just faces in the crowd, with zero character development. My advice, skip it. - MERK


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