[NOW ON BLU-RAY (I THINK)] THE FOREST (1982)

 

 

 

A freakish mix of near-total ineptitude and period trappings, THE FOREST has a poster that is meant to sell it as one of those psycho-killer slasher flicks which were so popular in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  

 

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What it actually is, has little precedent. It feels like somebody spliced together a 1950s Disney outdoor adventure film with a 1980s porno movie. The vibe is equal parts innocent and vicious.  

 

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It’s about two couples who go camping, only to be pursued by a man-eating murderer who is haunted by the ghosts of two dead kids.

 

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I love it, but for absolutely none of the right reasons. Not entirely sure how Mystery Science Theater overlooked this one.  If you manage to dig it up, don’t make the same oversight. 

 

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— JON ZILLA.

 

Jon Abrams

Editor-In-Chief at Daily Grindhouse
Jon Abrams is a New York-based writer, cartoonist, and committed cinemaniac whose complete work and credits can be found at his site, Demon’s Resume. You can contact him on Twitter as @JonZilla___.
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