Don't Go In The Woods ...Alone!
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Welcome to Don't Go In the Woods; one of the funniest slasher flicks to come out of the 80s.
Four of the ugliest campers to ever grace the screen hike into the woods only to discover that they're being hunted by the Mad Max reject. And they are only the central story. You see, about every five minutes or so, when we're not being shown the same establishing shot of the mountain over and over again, we meet new campers just long enough to see them get killed. We see Dale and his whinny moomoo wearing mother, Dick and Cherry, the ugliest newlyweds to date (take one look at Cherry's nose. It'll give the Wicked Witch of the West a run for its money!), a bird watcher who gets killed by a leaf, the sleeping black couple (that's all they do!), a guy in a wheelchair (what's a dude in a wheelchair doing trying to climb a mountain?), and a slew of others. But have no fear! The long arm of the law will keep everyone safe. Well, except the long arm of the law happens to consist of one of the fattest sheriffs in town (if anyone needed to try and climb a mountain, it's this guy!) and the most feminine deputy ever. Seriously, if I had these two looking out for me, I'd take my chances with the killer Captain Caveman.
This movie should've never seen the light of day. It was even on the UK's Video Nasties List. Its like a can a Pringles; once you start you just can't stop. Theres absolutely no character development and no coherent plot. Even the dialogue is off.Read more ›
It seemed as if anyone could make a horror film. Supported by tales of George Romero and the success he landed in 1968 with the ultra low budget NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, homespun and fledgling directors were cutting their teeth on the same genre. Boobs, blood and beasts as drive in critic Joe Bob Briggs used to rate this fare were everywhere. And if a particular movie was a hit, everyone took their cue from that and made replicas.
Take for instance Jason Voorhees of the FRIDAY THE 13TH films. You have kids in an isolated location and voila, you have fodder for your killer. Toss in a little HILLS HAVE EYES twisted dysfunctional family members dressed in skins and you have another group to use. So what if you took a buckskinned dysfunctional killer, placed him in the woods and turned him lose? You'd get the film DON'T GO IN THE WOODS...ALONE!
The story. We begin with two couples (Peter, Ingrid, Craig and Joanie) in the woods for a camping weekend. Craig knows his way around a campground and gives the rest survival tips, albeit not how to fend off a madman attacker. The four frolic through the woods, eventually getting over the grueling task of hauling their backpacks up the mountainous area to their camping destination for the night.Read more ›
if Don't Go In The Woods Alone was from a first time director, i could easily understand and overlook the film's shortcomings. however, that is not the case. i haven't seen James Bryan's previous films, but i've heard they are good. so what happened here? i honestly don't know.
if you like rough, backwoods exploitation, then it's worth seeing once or twice, but this is not a great film.
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DON'T GO IN THE WOODS is a bottom-rung "Slasher in the woods" entry that follows in the same tradition as JUST BEFORE DAWN and DELIVERANCE. Read morePublished on October 24, 2010 by Carl Manes
I had heard about this movie for years and was excited to find it on dvd. All I can say is wow. This is one weird movie, the acting is awful and I found myself fast forwarding... Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by Crash 517
in my opinion this movie has everything. funny dialogue,(which is dubed) great gore and deaths, high body count, the best music, and brutal, funny looking killer. classicPublished on January 4, 2009 by J man