Backwoods (1987)

Genres - Horror, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Linda Rasmussen

Backwoods, also released as The Geek, is a direct-to-cable slasher film, where a hillbilly farmer and his mentally-defective son terrorize a group of campers. Directed by Dean Crow, and filmed entirely in Indiana on a tiny budget with a cast of unknowns, Backwoods is a routine, "gore" thriller with little new or different about it. Some of the effects are good, but the lack of a plausible story or interesting characters makes this mediocre less-than-average film poor viewing even for lovers of the genre.



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