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Final Terror (1985)

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This mediocre slasher film from director Andrew Davis is worth watching more for its cast than for its cliched story. The film is set in the usual isolated forest, where a ratty-looking killer (who seems to be covered with Spanish moss) makes survival difficult for some foul-tempered campers. Among the doomed are future luminaries Rachel Ward, Daryl Hannah, and Adrian Zmed. The leaders, played by Joe Pantoliano and Mark Metcalf, are some of the most irritating characters in any 1980s slasher film, bickering until they sound like tenderfoot versions of Barnes and Elias from Platoon. The characters' constant ill temper is designed to add to the tension, but serves only as a distraction. The murders are low-key and dull, save for Metcalf's well-handled death scene, and the obligatory "telling of the legend" is less spooky than obnoxious. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

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Cast

Daryl Hannah
as Windy Morgan
Rachel Ward
as Margaret
John Friedrich
as Dennis Zorich
Adrian Zmed
as Marco Cerone
Cindy Harrel
as Melanie
Akosua Busia
as Vanessa
Donna Pinder
as Mrs. Morgan
Tony Maccario
as Eggar's Mother
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All Critics (7)

While it's absolutely not a game changing film by any means, The Final Terror is still a really solid horror movie that holds up thanks to a few unique twists and gleefully gory kills to boot.

January 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Dead

The Final Terror isn't the slasher classic that Halloween and Friday the 13th are.

July 8, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Aisle Seat

[Blu-ray Review] "The Final Terror" has been entirely unavailable in the U.S. since the days of VHS, but it fully earns the right to be rediscovered on Scream Factory's outstanding Blu-ray release.

June 27, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
TheFilmFile.com

I can name at least four people who'd rather this flick be stricken from their resumes.

July 27, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/5
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Audience Reviews for Final Terror

½

The Bad things about this movie is that it is supposed to be a slasher BUT there aren't enough deaths which was a big let down for me and the few death scene are not explicit nor gory though It has a couple of suspenseful moments. "The Final Terror" is a pretty lame slasher. Nothing memorable about it. Very forgettable.

John Me
John Me

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½

Final Terror follows the story of a group of rangers into the woods for whats suppose to be a camping trip and work program that ends with them taken a river ride but all doesnt go as planned when the bus driver snaps and leaves early the head ranger and his girlfriend go missing and then dead bodies start turning up the surviors are left to band together and catch or kill whoever is responseable. What i thought was a really good 80's flick in the same vein as the Burning or early Friday the 13th movies low body count is the only thing that hurts this movie but still fun to watch

ken j
ken j

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