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Worst slasher/horror movie ever!?


I cannot believe how bad this was i laughed all the way through...but the editing and story make no sense, things randomly happen and people just appear and what was with the the wheelchair guy? I can forgive horror films i love 'em but this was beyond anything i had ever seen!!!! The song at the end was great though!
The commentary on the dvd must be priceless... the director has alot to explain.

i cannot think of any other horror film worse then this well troll 2 is close but...

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I agree about the ineptness, incompetence but I still love this film. I've personally seen a ton of worse films. Blood Tide, Spare Parts, Scream trilogy, Murder Weapon, Hollwoods new blood, the list goes on

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You're right about the Scream trilogy in your list. Very overrated.

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the director does pretty much explain everything. its a great commentary.

"how about... a royal flush!" *loren avedon kicks a cauldron of boiling water into the bad guys*

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the first scream film is in no way a bad flick...not a masterpiece like some claim, but during the 90's it's hard not to put this at one of the better films of the decade..should have never made a sequel then trilogy..i hate em

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It truly is one of the worst movies ever made. I haven't seen it in awhile but someone has it on YouTube and I think I'm gonna watch it tonight for fun. I watched "Troll 2" again last week but I didn't find it as entertainingly bad as I once did. It was just stupid, boring and awful. I have higher hopes for "Don't Go in the Woods".

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LOL those movies are sooo bad their good, another one is American Gothic and Drive In... There are soo many more


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Your All Doomed
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Correction: American Gothic is actually a great horror movie. Don't lump sum it in the so-bad-its-good category. It is campy, but also disturbing and unique. Check it out again. Its a 2nd timer.

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"I watched "Troll 2" again last week but I didn't find it as entertainingly bad as I once did. It was just stupid, boring and awful."

Oh god, thank you. I shouldn't care what others think but it's somehow comforting to see I'm not the only bad movie lover that was disappointed with Troll 2. There's much better b-movies out there. Although I did only see it once, so maybe I should give it another try.

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There are far worse horror films out there, Don't Go In The Woods works because it's entertaining- worse horror films I've seen:

Night of Horror
The Curse of the Screaming Dead
The Brainsucker
Freeway Maniac
Back Woods(2001)
Nail Gun Massacre

Leslie was the one covering people in apple butter.I was just an innocent on-licker

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I actually want to see Curse of the Screaming Dead. I read about in Stephen Thrower's Nightmare U.S.A., and it sounds... unique. The director worked on a number of Don Dohler films, too.

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Oasis of the Zombies is far worse.

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It's definitely one of the worst I've ever seen. I rented it with my friend as a teen and we laughed hysterically all through it. Years later, I hosted a "Bad Movie Night" and this movie was one of the highlights of the evening!

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There are worse fates than Don't Go in the Woods - but not much. I direct you to The Curious Case of the Campus Corpse! That's an incredibly cheap, obnoxious and inept picture about an accidental death as part of a frat hazing, which only later, at the end, turns out to be a prank, and don't cry spoiler in me here. The only thing that could make that movie better is fire - applied assiduously to both the original negative and the entire production team. Even then, I don't think it would soothe the sense of outrage of having sat through the running time only to discover this piece of butt floss has ripped you off.

And Grim (1995) has been known to move people to physical violence...

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Try "Splatter University". It is truly awful. The DVD cover art shows scenes that aren't even in the so-called "film"! Talk about misleading.

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Campus Corpse is hardly the worst out there, not even close. I enjoyed the film along the same lines as April Fool's Day and House of Long Shadows.

No pulse, no heartbeat. If condition does not change, this man is dead.

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Well, to each his own, I guess. Personally, I have rarely felt so insulted by a movie - even a cheap horror movie...

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There probably was a time I would have asked- "How can you be insulted by a movie?" Then I watched Night of Horror.

No pulse, no heartbeat. If condition does not change, this man is dead.

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Hell brotha, I'm damn near insulted by everything that Hollywood puts out today. We didn't know how good we had it in the 80's.....

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This movie was, to me, absolutely unwatchable. One of the worst movies I've ever seen--right up there with Carnivore and National Lampoon's Senior Trip.

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I really enjoyed Don't Go in the Woods. I thought The Forest was a thousand times worse than this. Now that was a God awful movie.

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I saw "Campus Corpse" with docdespicable at our local downtown grindhouse back in the early 80s (hi hon!!!) We were quite affronted by the ending, though having sat through "The Loch Ness Horror" as the first part of our double bill, we'd probably used up all the charity in our moviegoing souls that day.
I saw "Don't Go in the Woods" in the theater with a friend of ours when it first came out and it was the only splatter movie he and I ever walked out of because we just couldn't take how bad it was. A friend who worked at the theater convinced us to go back and watch it again, and we did gain a new appreciation for its' charms...it pretty much creates its own alternate universe of complete nonsensical ineptitude.
The doc is visiting me from out of state and we had a horror marathon today with a friend and watched this with him... a good time was had by all.

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The worst slasher/horror movie ever made is NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1980), directed by James C. Wasson.

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Amen! It might not have been great filmmaking, but it was an awesome slasher flick. Lots of people died, no pointless plot or character drama, and a good balance between humor and horror. Overall, I totally enjoyed myself while watching this film and that's what it's all about.

I just wish the end had been a bit more death-filled, but I've definitely seen far worse horror movies than this one. They really don't make them like this anymore and that's a shame.

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