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Death Valley (1982)

Death Valley (1982)





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When little Billy (Peter Billingsley) travels to Arizona to visit his mother (Catherine Hicks), he discovers an RV stuffed with dead bodies. After the local sheriff becomes a victim, it's up to Billy to solve the crime all by himself.


Mary Steelsmith
as Baby Sitter
Kirk I. Kiskella
as R.V. Boy No. 1
Frank J. Cimorelli
as R.V. Boy No. 2
J.P.S. Brown
as Western Sheriff
Roy S. Gunsburg
as Tour Guide
Merritt Holloway
as Motel Clerk
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Critic Reviews for Death Valley

All Critics (1)

Director Dick Richards has fashioned a perfectly serviceable thriller that unfortunately becomes derailed by both an extended -- and ludicrous -- climax as well as an increasingly silly performance by McHattie.

Full Review… | January 17, 2013
Creative Loafing

Audience Reviews for Death Valley


The kid from "A Christmas Story" is in this horror flick...the movie doesn't disappoint! The acting was good, not really good or great, but it worked. It's one of those films you don't really hear about and when you see it for the first time, it's such a nice surprise. Check this one out if you like horror films.

Jairo Aguilar
Jairo Aguilar

This is something I've always been curious about and never had a chance to get into until the Shout Factory Blu-ray release. A very watchable little slasher/thriller, with an interesting twist on the setting. Well worth checking out if you're like me and have put it off for this long. Rental!

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

Death Valley features a truly interesting cast: Wilford Brimley, Peter Billingsley (the kid from A Christmas Story), Edward Hermann (Lost Boys, Gilmore Girls), etc. Unfortunately, Death valley feels rather tame compared to the slasher films of the same period. The film starts out well and begins building a decent death count, but then it just becomes a chase film for the last half of the movie, which makes it neither a solid slasher film or a decent thriller. Still, an interesting viewing for slasher fans who have seen everything else from the 80s.

Al Miller
Al Miller

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