The Forest

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    THE FOREST (1982)
    After FRIDAY THE 13TH, anyone who could hold a camera was hiking out into the wilderness to make a cheap horror movie. THE FOREST is duller than most of them. Gary Kent comes home to find his wife making it with the refrigerator repairman, so he kills them both and becomes a hermit in the forest who kills and eats hikers. Two married couples wander out for a weekend camping trip and become Kent’s next entrees. Director Don Jones takes advantage of gorgeous Sequoia National Park scenery and captures some lovely wilderness shots, but Kent is not a very menacing monster, and THE FOREST presents few thrills and a small body count. Kent’s wife Tomi Barrett plays one of his victims; both actors were billed using pseudonyms to avoid a run-in with the Screen Actors Guild. Bronson Caverns is used as a location.
     
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