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Don't Go in the Woods

Don't Go In The Woods...Alone (the title on the print is 'Don't Go In The Woods') is a 1980 film directed by James Bryan.


At first a lady goes running through the woods then randomly falls in a small stream, no one knows what actually happens to her. Four young campers, Craig, Peter, Ingrid and Joanie, back-pack through the mountains for a relaxing weekend in the wilderness. While they are out camping in broad daylight, someone starts killing tourists in the woods. Craig warns the others not to go into the woods alone. The hillsides are crawling with fat women huffing up hillsides, nerdy bird-watchers, and young couples, most of whom meet gruesome ends at the hands of a deranged and growling woodsman with a sharp spike. The four campers enter a forest which becomes denser and darker as they progress. Peter (Nick Mc Clelland) and Ingrid (Mary Gail Artz) fear that they are lost. The rest of the terrifying night is spent running and hiding from the maniac murderer (Tom Drury) who is constantly in pursuit. Meanwhile the local sheriff and his deputy decide they should start to investigate some of those disappearances.


In the 1980s, the film was deemed as a video nasty in the UK, and subsequently banned by issuance of the Video Recordings Act. Aside from an early rare video release, it was not available for rent or sale since then in the UK until 2007 when it was released uncut on DVD.

It was recently released on DVD by Code Red DVD, with a director supervised transfer, 2 audio commentaries, a one hour featurette, and many more extras.

It was also released uncut with a 18 certificate in the UK on 25th Anniversary Edition DVD.


  • The film's composer, H. Kingsley Thurher, also scored Frozen Scream, another film on the DPP banned list.
  • Deron Miller, lead guitar and vocalist of the band CKY provides commentary for this film on the DVD.

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