The Forest (1982)
Color, 90 minutes.
Directed by Don Jones
Cast: Dean Russell, Michael Brody and Gary Kent
Two campers, Sharon and Teddy, and terrorized in the spooky dark woods of the California wilderness by a cannibalistic knife-wielding madman. Teddy is killed but Sharon manages to escape. Their boyfriends, Steve and Charlie, take refuge in an old cave to protect themselves from the storm. There they meet the killer, an old man wearing a beat up old baseball cap named John. He tells them the story of how he killed his unfaithful wife and her lover. He then gathered his two children and ran off into the forest. Unfortunately, his kids got sick and they committed suicide. Since then he had developed a taste for human flesh and will kill anybody who trespasses on his territory. Sharon teams up with the ghosts of his two dead children who came back to help stop dear old dad’s bad eating habits. Can Sharon save her boyfriend in time and stop the cannibalism?