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rhett
10-12-2012, 02:59 PM
For our next October Madness contest we've got the latest film from Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW 2-4, REPO), the camping trip from hell flick, THE BARRENS. Out on Blu-ray and DVD this past Tuesday, the film centers on the winged beast in lore known as the Jersey Devil, and you could get your talons on a free copy by posting below.[/b]
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For our next October Madness contest we've got the latest film from Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW 2-4, REPO), the camping trip from hell flick, THE BARRENS. Out on Blu-ray and DVD this past Tuesday, the film centers on the winged beast in lore known as the Jersey Devil, and you could get your talons on a free copy by posting below. All you have to do is tell us your favorite horror movie set out in the wilderness.

Man versus nature is one of the oldest conflicts in fiction, and horror has certainly seen its fair share of films set behind foresty pines. JUST BEFORE DAWN, WRONG TURN, RITUALS, DON'T GO IN THE WOODS, JEEPERS CREEPERS, GRIZZLY, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, the list of successful horror films to mine the environment for scares is unending. Which one is your favorite? Tell us and you could win a copy of Anchor Bay's THE BARRENS starring TRUE BLOOD's Stephen Moyer.

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Two winners will be chosen a week from today on Friday, October 19th.

1st Place receivers:

THE BARRENS Blu-ray

2nd Place receives:

THE BARRENS DVD

Make a single post in this thread telling us what your favorite wilderness horror film is and you'll be entered in the draw to win.

Winners will be randomly selected based upon all the posts in this thread.

Step out of the brush and tell us which woods wilts you the most!

Zillamon51
10-12-2012, 03:41 PM
I don't know if you peeps would even consider it horror, but I'm going with Deliverance. While it usually ends up in the action category in video stores, it has as much tension and suspense as any horror film. Its place in pop culture over the years shows how well it personifies the same kind of suspicion and fear of rural folk as TCM, The Hills Have Eyes, and their kin. And of course the 'man vs. nature' aspect is omnipresent. The natural setting is both stunningly beautiful and frought with peril.

Watching its place in pop culture grow has also been fun. Whenever one of the movie's stars would be on a talk show, the infamous 'squealing' scene would be brought up. You could always tell that the audience was split; half of them got it and half didn't. Nowadays, the signature dueling banjos are used in car commercials.

Ash28M
10-12-2012, 03:46 PM
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT just because it's the best film ever made that was set in the woods.

fattyjoe37
10-12-2012, 04:07 PM
Blair Witch Project

zompirejoe
10-12-2012, 05:06 PM
The Evil Dead, because in my opinion it's still the best horror film that is set in the wilderness. It's scary enough being out in the middle of nowhere, let alone having to deal with ancient demon curses and the trees as enemies. I love this sub genre of the horror film. Mother's Day, Grizzly, Just Before Dawn, Wrong Turn, Etc., are all great films as well.

Zombie Dude
10-12-2012, 05:21 PM
I think I'd choose The Decent. Having been caving once before, that film made me feel incredibly claustrophobic.

Mutilated Prey
10-12-2012, 05:37 PM
Definitely one of my favorite sections of horror!

I'm going Blair Witch! The stuff like Wrong Turn, Just Before Dawn, Rituals and The Prey are not too far behind!

dave13
10-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Day of the Animals! Leslie Nielsen kicking ass and taking names, all with his shirt off. Phenomenal.

CPT HOOK
10-12-2012, 07:07 PM
Just Before Dawn

skinnypuppy
10-12-2012, 07:07 PM
Rituals! Not only because it is Canadian, but because it is just so damn awesome.

MorallySound
10-12-2012, 07:41 PM
The Great Outdoors!

Just kidding! ;)

It's a toss up between Rituals and The Last House on the Left, but Rituals setting is far more BARREN to me, so Rituals it is!

old-boo-radley
10-12-2012, 07:54 PM
Rituals... if you go down in the woods today, you're in for a big surprise.

Katatonia
10-12-2012, 08:03 PM
Rituals because it's so awesome. :evil:

JGrendel
10-12-2012, 10:43 PM
I don't know if this counts but I have to go with Friday The 13th & not for the obvious reasons but because it was the film that started me don't this path of being a horror fanatic. The film not only sparked my imagination, terrified my senses but became a bonding experience with my mother who was a horror fan at the time in the summer of 83. This movie not only has become one of all my time favorites but has allowed me to meet many wonderful people & do some amazing things that I wouldn't have been able to if not for this film & for that I'm eternally greatful.

Shannafey
10-12-2012, 10:43 PM
It isn't exactly wilderness, but middle of nowhere... Hills Have Eyes.

I like Southern Comfort if you want to consider it horror.

Anthropophagus
10-12-2012, 11:08 PM
Night of the Demon-Might seem like an odd choice but simultaneously kicked off my love for horror film, anthropology, cryptozoology and of course the big hairy galoot himself.

Jason101
10-12-2012, 11:14 PM
The Blair Witch Project. The whole concept of getting lost in the woods, going in circles, and realizing you won't ever find you way out is scary enough. Plus, the fact that they are being hunted by something makes this is an unnerving experience.

MisterTwister
10-12-2012, 11:53 PM
Don't Go in the Woods (1980). So cheesy it's awesome.

walkingdude
10-13-2012, 01:04 AM
Cabin Fever

MisterMaggot
10-13-2012, 04:21 AM
Ah...my favorite movie scenario...the camping trip gone bad. I'd have to go with Deliverance...if that isn't a horrific experience, then nothing is. Squeal!!!

BloodMan
10-13-2012, 05:05 AM
Hmm... Prophecy... only because it has an inside out bear doing the Voorhees stomp before Voorhees was ever around... :P :P

YottNik
10-13-2012, 05:18 AM
Don't Go in the Woods (1980). So cheesy it's awesome.
Damn, you beat me to it. :lol:

maskull
10-13-2012, 05:56 AM
Ravenous. Such an underrated movie with an awesome score to boot! I know it takes place at a fort, but a lot of it is out in the wilderness.

Conal Cochran
10-13-2012, 02:31 PM
Deliverance by far.

Darga
10-13-2012, 07:09 PM
Hmm... Prophecy... only because it has an inside out bear doing the Voorhees stomp before Voorhees was ever around... :P :P

Yes, Prophecy for me too- this one came up in conversation with a friend just the other night. I highly recommend the novelization as well. In my opinion it's even more enjoyable than the film!

othervoice1
10-13-2012, 11:20 PM
Blair Witch Project

highclassrob
10-14-2012, 01:15 AM
Oh "wrong Turn" for sure, gotta love them hillbillies!

ZoSo
10-14-2012, 03:19 AM
I'm going with Evil Dead. I wouldn't wanna stay in that cabin.... but the woods outside seem even more ominous!

KamuiX
10-14-2012, 04:26 AM
How about Redneck Zombies? So much damn SOV fun.

streetlight
10-14-2012, 05:40 AM
havent seen that many survivalist films (other than backwoods slashers) but I'd have to go with Rituals

v2man
10-14-2012, 08:49 AM
Eden Lake

hellraiser40
10-15-2012, 02:19 AM
hmm, don't really have a favourite, but if you broaden the term 'horror' then i would pick Deliverance, which is an amazing film

secondly, i was also quite impressed by The Grey

msw7
10-15-2012, 06:05 AM
The Evil Dead

The Descent is a very close second. Eden Lake is also good, and the ending of Blair Witch project was outstanding (but the middle bored me).

NaturesMistake
10-15-2012, 08:37 AM
Tough choice... I don't have just one and many of my favorites are already on here, so I'll throw out an odd ball...

"The Grey."

A film bleaker than most horror films as well moments of crazy suspense. It's also quite brutal.

Edit:Someone beat me to it, but I stand by The Grey, I'm feeling that one right now.

Gore Lunatic
10-15-2012, 09:58 AM
The Evil Dead

indiephantom
10-15-2012, 11:41 PM
The Final Terror. Wouldn't mind being out in the woods with those girls, though.

spawningblue
10-16-2012, 03:03 AM
The Evil Dead 2

rxfiend
10-16-2012, 04:31 AM
Day of the Animals!

Bobholly
10-16-2012, 09:44 AM
Savage Weekend

pieces35
10-16-2012, 09:28 PM
blair witch project!!!

Workshed
10-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is the best backwoods horror I've seen in a while. Made me laugh, and it had fun kills.

evildeadfan123
10-17-2012, 02:36 AM
Evil Dead, hands down. Great camera work, awesome music from Joseph LoDuca, and the entire cast. Just 5 people in a cabin, having a good time, then one by one they are taken. All time classic.

soxfan666
10-17-2012, 04:04 AM
Evil Dead, easy choice for me!

thrashard76
10-17-2012, 04:25 AM
Evil Dead II

SaxCatz
10-17-2012, 03:33 PM
Day of the Animals. Half-naked psychotic rapist killer Leslie Nielsen is... memorable.
As for The Barrens, just when you think its going to be complete utterly predictable, it pills the rug out from under you. I still haven't decided exactly how I feel about this one...

Caspar2112
10-17-2012, 07:19 PM
I gotta say, I love the BURNING but have a special place for the cheesy but great fun PROPHECY.

bigdaddyhorse
10-18-2012, 02:35 AM
Ravenous. Such an underrated movie with an awesome score to boot! I know it takes place at a fort, but a lot of it is out in the wilderness.

Beat me to it, but this is why I went and read every page before acting like I was the only one who picked this. Where's the fucking blu ray already? I hate non-anamorphic dvds now that I'm HD, and this film begs for blu.

shape22
10-18-2012, 03:02 AM
I'll toss a curveball out there. DEMONWARP! That's one seriously angry sasquatch. Bobo and the BFRO gang had better hope they don't find him.

booper71
10-18-2012, 05:41 AM
TICKS ! I used to love anything Ami Dolenz (Witchboard 2, Miracle Beach etc) and this was a sleeper b-movie classic that is seldom referenced these days.

Rft183
10-19-2012, 05:58 PM
I'm probably too late, but I love Evil Dead. Great, creepy woods!

rhett
10-19-2012, 06:40 PM
The poll is now officially closed, thanks again to all who participated. Some nice recommendations in this thread. And now, the winners...

Pretty crazy that it did this, but random.org picked, from all the entries, the #2 and #3 posts in this thread as the winners. Guess in this case being in early counted! So congrats to:

1st Place: Zillamon51 (Bluray)
2nd Place: Ash28M (DVD)

As always, send me a PM with your name and address and I'll have this shipped out to you once available.

New contest coming up shortly!

Workshed
10-19-2012, 08:07 PM
Nice one, dudes! Congrats.

JGrendel
10-19-2012, 10:07 PM
Congrats Gents, good on ya!!!

Ash28M
10-20-2012, 12:44 AM
Hey I finally won something nice!

thrashard76
10-20-2012, 03:09 AM
Congrats!

Zombie Dude
10-20-2012, 03:10 AM
Congrats guys! :)

othervoice1
10-20-2012, 03:56 AM
Congrats winners!

msw7
10-20-2012, 04:51 AM
Congrats guys! Enjoy them!

Zillamon51
10-21-2012, 10:54 PM
I WIN!

Cool. I watched the trailer the other day. Looks interesting, and I've enjoyed much of the director's other work.

Thanks!

Zillamon51
10-21-2012, 11:03 PM
I WIN!

Cool. I watched the trailer the other day. Looks interesting, and I've enjoyed much of the director's other work.

Thanks!