Directed by: Andrew Davis
Stars: John Friedrich, Adrian Zmed, Ernest Harden Jr
Also known as: Bump in the Night, Campsite Massacre
Description: A group of young campers travel into the wilderness to perform community service. After getting settled in at their remote site, the group is left by their bus driver to get to work. After a hard day of labor, many of the workers explore the woods. One by one, the bodies start piling up. Someone is slaughtering the group and, with no way out, it looks like they’re left to fend for themselves from an unseen evil.
“The Final Terror” is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an old-fashioned slasher thriller where there’s a nutcase in the woods taking out sexually active pot-smoking teens. What makes it work is the fact that it’s very survivalist-based. The campers are thrown into primal situations where they either do what they have to do to stay alive or die. Another reason it works is because of the time period it was made in and its setting. The group is isolated out in the middle of nowhere and not only do they not have cell phones, but the technology wasn’t readily available yet.