It says it was filmed in Juliette, GA! Sweet molasses.
That place I could see making a great location for a film, especially a horror film. I went fishing there, at Lake Juliette, a couple times. Really beautiful, super quiet, and zero development around it; don’t even think you can camp, just fish on small boats. The only witnesses...are the pines.
That was fun. On the way back though..the last time...a crazed van with blacked out windows started tailgating my car, and then passing, sort of driving up to the side, and then cutting me off. Fun and games for a time, but this went on for a couple miles. Oddest part: the van had no license plates, only a bumper sticker that stated: “Everything's Better in Metter!” The "Metter" that was being vouched for being “better” was Metter, GA, east of there. Funny thinking back about that. Thanks for the other recs too!
It sounds like you had your own little "Duel" going down in Georgia, which is just where the Devil went down (to), as Charlie tells us. Ain't it peachy?
This movie has tremendous atmosphere. I definitely had a "Deliverance" vibe while watching it, though it's not nearly that picturesque. Peter Weller and Kathy Baker, a fine actress who's never quite gotten the roles she deserves, in my opinion.
I have to say that the script of this film isn't quite as strong as its performances or direction. It's pretty predictable that Peter's enigmatic drifter character, who has killed Kathy's abusive husband, will later become her lover. Of course, I got that from the video box before I watched this, but it's pretty easy to guess the plot twists in this film.
In many ways, this feels like a cable movie from the '80s. It's certainly worth seeking out, but has a "small screen" feel. That's not a bad thing, but with a better script, this could have been an extremely compelling romantic thriller.