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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Run, or Daddy will eat you!: The Forest (1982)

The Forest (1982) (AKA Terror in The Forest)
rating: *
starring: Dean Russell, Gary Kent and Tomi Barrett

I feel really lazy reviewing this one. It's hardly worth the effort.

What can I say? A brainless film about two couples in the woods, stalked by a beer bum-looking psycho dad haunted by the ghosts of his entire family. That's the whole story and it doesn't add up to anything more than that.

Apart some good gore on the opening murders, the rest of the kills were plain lame thanks to the uninspired stalk and chase scenes that went with it. Hardly anything in this film is worth praising to be honest; the plot is cliche, mediocre and full of bad-grade cheese (who's idea was it to include ghosts?), the acting is horrid, cinematography is amateurish and the sets look cheap (had you seen killer Papa's cave? I've seen scarier caves in a Grade School play)

Now, I wouldn't blame the attempt to do a supernatural slasher for a good variation entry, but due to bad direction and really campy tones, the overall outcome is trash nonetheless.

Don't waste your time on this one. If you do, I ought to toss you a rescue remedy on your way out...


bodycount:
1 male repeatedly stabbed with hunting knife
1 female had her throat cut with hunting knife
1 female stabbed repeatedly, throat cut with hunting knife
1 female had her head bashed unto drawers (flashback)
1 male forced against a buzzsaw, eviscerated (flashback)
1 boy and 1 girl mentioned to have committed suicide
1 male drowned in river, later seen with throat cut
1 male had his neck stabbed with hunting knife
total: 9

2 comments:

  1. Cripes, I've all but forgotten this one. I remember the two spectre kids and a girl called Teddy??
    One-star is about right.

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