Don't Go In the Woods (1981)





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Four campers venture into the wilderness for a relaxing hike, unaware that a deranged mountain man is slaughtering whoever crosses his path. While they tell ghost stories around the campfire and romp in the rolling streams, a number of unfortunate nature lovers are dispatched by the maniac; an ornithologist, a fisherman, a pair of newlyweds, a photographer and even a handicapped man struggling through the woods in his wheelchair. When the killer finally encounters the quartet of youths, he murders Craig (James P. Hayden), the only one with experience in the outdoors. The rest are forced to scatter, hopelessly lost in the forest. Peter (Nick McClelland) and Ingrid (Mary Gail Artz) manage to make it to the safety of a nearby town, and the authorities form a posse to seek out the mysterious murderer. But Peter is overcome with guilt by leaving Joanie (Angie Brown) behind, and he returns to the deadly forest to rescue her and get revenge for the ordeal they've all suffered through. ~ Fred Beldin, Rovi
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Critic Reviews for Don't Go In the Woods

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[Blu-ray Review] The roughshod "Don't Go in the Woods" isn't exactly a long-lost classic of the genre (hence the one-star rating of the film), but it is entertaining enough to come highly recommended for horror fans.

Full Review… | March 9, 2015

Fans of irresistible bad cinema, take note.

Full Review… | March 9, 2015

Audience Reviews for Don't Go In the Woods

Don't Go in the Woods goes beyond just being a bottom of the barrel slasher in the woods flick, and is more like something scraped underneath the bottom of the barrel. It's shoddily filmed, poorly acted and about as coherent as listening to rabid street cats mating to a Bob Dylan record spun backwards, but it's hard not to be amused, no matter how unintentional the laughs may be, by the sheer incompetence of it all. Full review at

Benjamin Marlatt
Benjamin Marlatt

Absolutly pourous. The film was shot poorly, the plot was stupid and the violence is complete nonsense.

Maximus Decimus
Maximus Decimus

OMG I tried to forget this movie existed!!!!!!!! This is the worst horror movie ever! It makes Trolls 3 look like a masterpiece!

Toni Hernandez
Toni Hernandez

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