This 1982 slasher film by director James Bryan was one of the first slasher films to attempt to capitalize on the success of Friday the 13th. Although it has itís moments, itís not one that I would seriously consider a good movie. First off the audio in this movie is terrible, and there may be a possibility that all of the sound was put in the movie in post production. There are moments of horrible editing and repeated shots as well. The acting is nothing to brag about either between the four main characters and the police officers. Actually, not that I think about it I donít remember any important dialog in the film whatsoever. But thatís not to say that the film is a total waste as Iím sure it was one of the first ďcrazy woodsmanĒ slasher films to come out on the market. The killer in the film is effective and there are definitely a few moments of the movie with some pretty decent makeup effects too. Another thing that I enjoyed about Donít Go in the Woods was the soundtrack. Itís moody and certainly addís something to the film that is needed because of the poor sound quality. The story of the movie is filled with plot holes and stupid stuff and there is a bit of unintentional comedy in this as well. But in the end, this one is nothing more than a poorly made and an easily forgettable slasher film. If youíve come to your end of the rope trying to find new slasher flicks to pick up, you might wanna check this one out. Otherwise, I would have to advise the rest of you out there to avoid.
Rating - *1/2