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eighties horror you might have missed

Brad Fiedel

I love camping - even more than I love watching horror films! Several years ago my wife and I started going on regular camping trips, at least once a year, mainly on Mount Hood and in Eastern Oregon. Growing up, I camped sporadically, both with the Boy Scouts and on my own (in a dark-red dome tent, often curled up in a mummy bag). And all of that must be directly related to why Camping Horror is my favorite sub-genre of 80s horror. While Sleepaway Camp, The Burning and Friday the 13th are all favorites,  I enjoyed Just Before Dawn more than any of those. There is so much great stuff going on in this film, that it's hard for me to properly encapsulate it, but I'm going to try...

While Mike has this filed under "Thrillers", I would say it really belongs on the "Horror - Stalkers" shelf (that is an actual section at my video store). The opening scene starts things off...