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Don't Go in the Woods

1981, James Bryan


Don't Go in the Woods... Alone! (also known as Don't Go in the Woods) is a 1981 American slasher film directed by James Bryan and written by Garth Eliassen. The film follows four campers confronted by a murderous woodsman slaying hikers on a wooded mountainside. It is one of the infamous "video nasties" banned in the United Kingdom in the 1980s.

A frightened woman is running down a small stream when an unseen assailant murders her. Soon after, a bird watcher is also murdered. Meanwhile, four friends (Peter, Joanne, Ingrid, and Craig) are trekking through the nearby wilderness. Unbeknownst to them, another tourist gets thrown over a waterfall—landing near some oblivious frolickers and his mother is wounded and dragged away. The four backpackers set up camp for the night. Elsewhere, a pair of honeymooners named Dick and Cherry get attacked. Dick is murdered when he exits the van to investigate a noise. Cherry, now paranoid, arms herself with a small bust. The killer throws Dick's body against one of the windows and starts to rock the van back and forth, tumbling it down a small hill where it catches on fire with Cherry still inside. The next day, the two couples continue their hike; meanwhile, the killer stabs an artist painting a scenic view to death and kidnaps her young daughter.

If you like Don't Go in the Woods, you might also like American Exploitation Films, Video Nasties, American Teen Horror Films, and Films Set In Forests.

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