Some teens go camping in the woods only to fall victim to a fat, retarded loon with a penchant for hitting people with a machete and then accessorizing with their clothes... Will the teens all die horribley or will they escape with their body warmers intact?
Jeff Liebermann, who did a couple of quite well made horrors back in the day, directed this better than average slasher movie from the 80s. The Oregon scenery is both spectacular and atmospheric, with some quite lonely moments and it has a slightly less irritating cast than normal. The downsides being, its almost total lack of gore and nudity, given the subgenre it belongs to, which leaves it a little dull in places, instead, peppered with some awfully bad dancing in the woodland and brief skinny dipping to keep your interest! Kennedy is also under used and there's a drunk bloke that looks like Walter Matthau's uglier brother that shoulda got done in. Finally, the ending is good fun and has a quite unique murder..
I hadn't watched this for almost twenty years until now and back then it was an old precert vhs tape. As townies versus backwoods goes, ive seen much worse.
3.5/5 is probably a fair score for what it is (i rounded up to 4!) but gorehounds may want to stay clear and try something a little uglier like Mother's Day or Wrong Turn instead.