This is the retelling of the events of the weekend of April 23rd 2004. Three young, sexy girls go into the woods on a camping trip to a family cabin. The local forest Ranger had warned them about an old Hermit who lives in the woods, so when two young, great looking guys show up, the girls are nervous. Anxiety turns to attraction after they get to know each other. The next day, someone is still watching them. The Hermit shows up and threatens them, telling them to leave or die. That night, the gruesome murders begin and we realize that the victims are little more than food for this Òwatcher in the woods. Snares, long sharp knives, bear traps and branches all make for perfect ways to end the lives of these young adults who are camping on haunted ground. In the end, the line between friendship and terror is blurred when we realize the murderer is an evil spirit who befriends then murders his prey.Written by
The book that Aubrey is reading when she has to go in the woods is "Murder: A Family Affair" by former FBI agent Ernie Dorling. The book is the non-fictional account of a murder in the same wooded area of Connecticut as the filming location for Crippled Creek. The murderers were part of a devil worshiping cult and are now serving life sentences in a Connecticut prison. See more »
I went into this movie for 2 reasons :
1) Hopes that Paul Logan would have a nude scene 2) I have high tolerance for low-budget slashers
Even with low expectations and standards, these 90 minutes were interminable. The movie opens with an off-camera murder, then introduces a trio of talentless Thelma & Louise & Louise going to spend the night into the woods for fun, booze and female bonding. They're warned by the local policeman that they should not venture too far into the woods, as there's a mad family there. They thank him then shrug like whatever, and start boozing it up with a couple of guys they meet there for ONE HOUR of character exposure. One hour of character exposure is a very bad idea for a 90-minute slasher with a cast of 6 no-talent local talents. They drink, they cavort, they drink, they have arguments, they walk, even have turds in a tree stump. Then they drink. Has anybody seen "The Prey" ? This is like a homage to this very similarly disabled slasher from the early 80's.
Absolutely nothing happens for most of the duration, then it lamely picks up at the last 5 minutes for revelation of the killer. The nudity mentioned by other reviewers is anecdotal and certainly not titillating. Paul Logan never gets nude. There's a total of one slash in the movie. You can't hear anything. This is a very crippled crock.
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