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This eccentric, amusingly sick Canadian production involves a group of annoying yuppies who charter a plane for a camping getaway, only to find themselves making an emergency landing on an isolated, forest-covered island. They are taken in by the only inhabitants, the rabidly-religious "Ma & Pa" (Yvonne De Carlo and Rod Steiger), who seem trapped in a Norman Rockwellian time-warp and are invited to stay the night. This proves to be every bit as unpleasant as it seems -- especially after the hapless campers are introduced to the psychotic, middle-aged "children" (Michael J. Pollard and Janet Wright) -- who appear to be pushing 50. Before long, it's crazed crackers 1, campers 0 and counting, as the warped, scripture-spouting yokels take sharp objects in hand... until one of the campers (Sarah Torgov) reveals her own homicidal potential and goes completely berserk. Despite delightfully weird performances from a top-drawer cast, this campy romp is slightly spoiled by a poorly-scripted climax that suggests a sudden loss of creative inspiration. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

  • Release date:June 10, 1988

Crew

John Hough
Director
Terry Lens
Producer
Michael Viner
Screenwriter
Terry Lens
Screenwriter
John Hough
Screenwriter
Harvey Harrison
Cinematographer
David Hiscox
Production Designer
John Quested
Co-producer
John O'Connor
Associate Producer
Michael Manley
Executive Producer
Joe Gould
Set Designer
Keith Denny
Costume Designer
Ty Haller
First Assistant Director
John Wardlow
Stunts
Dorothy Fehr
Stunts
Gordon Kay
Makeup
Terry Lens
Line Producer
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