Four backpackers decide to take a hike in the mountains of Utah. But within the woods lurks a killer. But who...or what...is it? The lazy local sheriff blames bears. But the escalating body count seems to point to a human ... more »killer. Ignoring the warning signs, our campers remain lost in the woods...alone...awaiting their fate.« less
""Don't Go In The Woods... Alone" I love this movie, Then again I love campy slasher cheese. The kills are nice and bloody and The characters are likeable . The soundtrack is a little annoying but I can overlook that. The Slasher in the woods movies are my favorite so the title alone lured me to it. There are some hilarious moments in the film in the form of whacked out over the top cameo characters that get sliced and diced before they become annoying. I was delighted when it finally came out on DVD.. I had wore my VHS copy out. It doesn't bother me when the quality of the DVD is a little grainy after all that's all part of the look and feel of 70's and 80's low budget slasher flicks. In my top 25 retro Slashers for splatter,cheese appeal and over all feel of the movie. It's definitely not intended to be taken too seriously, It's a fun ride that's somewhat of a cult sensation in it's own right."
As harsh as the following may sound.. its all complementary!
B. M. Dorton | Lex, KY | 10/22/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I was never one to believe that a movie could be so BAD ..it's GOOD! That was until I watched "Don't go in the Woods". This no-budget b-flick is so extra cheesy it should have been sold with a bonus box of saltine crackers. The soundtrack is undescribe-able.. I have not a clue how they made some of those sounds and, sometimes the music plays at odd times when nothing is really happening. I recall one actress that spoke these lines: "I can't believe my eyes! It's over!" ..she utters these lines as if she is asking for a cup of tea.. not as though in relief that the nightmare she has just endured is now over. Don't expect the production values of even a "Friday the 13th" film.. in fact dont expect any production values at all. The story (if you want to call it a story) ..is about four campers that enter these woods and soon discover they have invaded a madmans territory. Sound familar? Although there are only the four main campers, about every 8 to 10 minutes a random camper appears only for a brief moment just to add to the films body count. If all of this isnt enough to having you running out to purchase this movie, you also should be informed that this movie has the ugliest women I have ever seen in a slasher movie. So dog ugly in fact.. you want them to be slaughtered first, thats when you realize they are in it for the long haul. Believe it or not this film has generated a fan base.. in fact I believe two huge fans do a bonus commentary on the dvd. My guess is that these fans love this movie for all the things I just wrote about because, there isn't any other explaination. This one truly contains more cheese than the entire state of Wisconsin."
Klaus Reitberger | Kandahar, Afghanistan | 02/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the most fantastic movie I have ever seen. Some scenes are legendary and will always be remembered. We all knwo the ingenious expression on Peter's face when he views Craig's body. We all know the birdman and the whealchair guy. Unforgetable. It is a shame that there is no DVD, but surely it will come soon.
Congratulation to the best actors and the best movie ever. Why the hell didn't it get an oscar? It truely deverseves all of them"
Cheesy early 80's horror is good stupid fun
S. Boone | Louisville, KY | 01/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK, "Don't Go In The Woods" is not award-winning material, but for fans of 80's horror it's one of the uh, finest examples I can think of. A bunch of campers (and other incidental folks in a certain area) are stalked and some killed by a somewhat mysterious killer in the mountains. I say "somewhat" because you do see him fairly early on in the picture. Of course our brave and stalwart hero manages to rescue one of his fellow campers but another is still stranded up in the mountains with the loony so the young man goes BACK to find here, don't you know...Supposedly, this was meant to be a "black comedy" and there are some indications of that but it actually works better as a cheesy 80's horror film than a black comedy, to my mind. The DVD on "Code Red" looks great, there's some extras too but I could care less about those, it's just good to have this movie in a WATCHABLE format besides my old worn VHS tape. 4 out of 5 stars."
A great purchase and great features!!
Douglas D. Conner | Louisville, Ky USA | 10/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been such a big fan of this movie ever since I saw it when I was younger. I first rented a "tarnished" VHS copy from my local video store when I was about 13. Being a huge horror movie buff, I fell in love with this movie!!
Just a heads up to others, if you can't handle low budget movies with bad acting or no real storyline.. then this movie isn't for you!! Also, there is a level of gore that might be to much for some!
Although "Don't go in the Woods ..alone" is a very low-budget cheesy 1982 horror film, it is definitly one that I love. I was so happy when I heard this movie was finally coming to dvd!!
The movie is presented in it's orginal full frame version, supervised by the director (James Bryan) it's what he orginally shot the movie in.
Special Features included:
-Making of from the set (1 hour)
-interview appearences (15mins)
-poster and still gallery
The dvd also comes with two commentary tracks. The first commentary is just with the director James Bryan. The second commentary is a bonus commentary with director and members of the band CKY.
I found this dvd to be presented very nicely and i'm proud to see this movie finally on DVD!!