History Film / JustBeforeDawn

31st May '16 2:51:31 AM eroock
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->''Will anyone survive those hours '''Just Before Dawn'''?''

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->''Will ->''"Will anyone survive those hours '''Just Before Dawn'''?''Dawn'''?"''
19th May '16 9:21:59 AM DeeJay
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** Connie starts out as a sensitive outdoors type who finds disappointment in herself when she couldn't grab the knife when confronted with a possible threat in the woods, yet her friend Megan with far less experience could. Connie spends the rest of the film finding strength in herself as a woman, even embracing her feminine side with more revealing clothes and make-up, which ultimately gives her strength to take down the murderer at the end.

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** Connie starts out as a sensitive outdoors type who finds disappointment in herself when she couldn't grab the knife when confronted with a possible threat in the woods, yet her friend Megan with far less experience could. Connie spends the rest of the film finding strength in herself as a woman, even embracing her feminine side with more revealing clothes and make-up, which ultimately gives her strength confidence to take down the murderer killer at the end.
19th May '16 9:20:18 AM DeeJay
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* CharacterDevelopment: Explored with Connie and Warren:
** Connie starts out as a sensitive outdoors type who finds disappointment in herself when she couldn't grab the knife when confronted with a possible threat in the woods, yet her friend Megan with far less experience could. Connie spends the rest of the film finding strength in herself as a woman, even embracing her feminine side with more revealing clothes and make-up, which ultimately gives her strength to take down the murderer at the end.
** With Warren, he starts out as a confident outdoorsman who acts as the leader of the group. He remarks at the start of the trip that where they were going was no summer camp. Upon injury from the killer, Warren is stripped of his confidence and forced to watch his girlfriend Connie fight their attacker alone. Shortly before the end credits, it is ''Warren'' crying in Connie's arms.



* FearsomeFoot: As the cast walks to the rope bridge they want to check out, the camera focuses on a pair of boots that step on a piece of trash that they left behind.
* FinalGirl: Connie is more of a subversion. She starts out as an ordinary Final Girl candidate. As the movie progresses though, her once-conservative clothing gradually gets skimpier until the trope is fully subverted when her boyfriend survives the final confrontation as well.

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* FearsomeFoot: As the cast walks to the rope bridge they want to check out, the camera focuses on a pair of boots that step on a piece of trash that they left behind.
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: One character remarks at the beginning: [[spoiler:"Wonder why there's so many twins around here..."]]
* FinalGirl: Gradually subverted. Connie is more of a subversion. She starts out as an ordinary Final Girl candidate. As the movie progresses though, her once-conservative clothing gradually gets skimpier sexier until the trope is fully subverted when her boyfriend survives the final confrontation as well.
24th Mar '16 10:54:52 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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4th Nov '15 1:41:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: When Ty rambles about demons in the woods to the forest ranger Roy, he is smart enough to make him elaborate his claims instead of dismissing outright.
4th Nov '15 12:42:33 AM erforce
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* FinalGirl: Averted with Connie, as both she and her boyfriend Warren make it to the end of the film.
** More of a subversion. Connie starts out as an ordinary Final Girl candidate. As the movie progresses though, her once-conservative clothing gradually gets skimpier until the trope is fully subverted when her boyfriend survives the final confrontation as well.

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* FinalGirl: Averted with Connie, as both she and her boyfriend Warren make it to the end of the film.
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Connie is more of a subversion. Connie She starts out as an ordinary Final Girl candidate. As the movie progresses though, her once-conservative clothing gradually gets skimpier until the trope is fully subverted when her boyfriend survives the final confrontation as well.
3rd Nov '15 8:23:09 AM DeeJay
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** More of a subversion. Connie starts out as an ordinary Final Girl candidate. As the movie progresses though, her once-conservative clothing gradually gets skimpier until the trope is fully subverted when her boyfriend survives the final confrontation as well.
28th Nov '14 10:39:40 AM erforce
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'''''Just Before Dawn''''' is a SlasherMovie from the year 1981. It was filmed by Jeff Lieberman, who also directed ''Film/{{Squirm}}'', ''Film/BlueSunshine'', and ''Satan's Little Helper''.

The film is set in the Oregon mountainside, where a group of kids embark on a camping trip. They are warned by a local forest ranger to not to go too deep into the woods, but they ignore the warnings and find out the hard way how dangerous the forest can really be...

The film has become a small cult favourite for its surprising originality and beautiful cinematography.

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'''''Just Before Dawn''''' is a A SlasherMovie from the year 1981. It was filmed by Jeff Lieberman, who also directed ''Film/{{Squirm}}'', ''Film/BlueSunshine'', and ''Satan's Little Helper''.

''Film/SatansLittleHelper''.

The film is set in the Oregon mountainside, where a group of kids youths embark on a camping trip. trip in their RV. They are warned by a local forest ranger to not to go too deep into the woods, but they ignore the warnings and find out the hard way how dangerous the forest can really be...

The film has become a small cult favourite for its surprising originality and beautiful cinematography.
be...



!!This film has the examples of:

* BlindWithoutEm: Jonathan's nearsightedness costs him his life.
* CassandraTruth: Youths don't believe Ty when he tries to tell them that there's evil afoot due to his drunken state.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:The second twin dies by suffocation when Connie rams her fist deep into his mouth]].
* CueTheSun: As implied by the title.
* DontGoInTheWoods: Death awaits in TheOtherRainforest.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Ty's and Vachel's pickup truck, which engine explodes when it strolls down a hill and hits a tree.
* FinalGirl: Connie.
* MacheteMayhem: With some custom SerratedBladeOfPain thrown in.
* OutdoorBathPeeping: While Megan and Daniel are bathing, Merry Cat is seen peeping on them. So is her brother...
** Shooting the scene turned into an example as well, as Megan's actor's nudity attracted quite a few onlookers.

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!!This film has the examples of:

* BlindWithoutEm: Jonathan's nearsightedness costs AbandonedArea: The first onscreen murder occurs in an abandoned church in the middle of the woods.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler: The Mountain Twins, a sadistic twosome who like to kill people]].
* BlindMistake: Daniel forgets his glasses inside the dilapitated church, and in his nearsightedness, fails to see that it's not Jonathan coming to
him his life.
and Megan, it's a killer with a machete. He is stabbed in the stomach, and Megan has to run for it.
* CassandraTruth: Youths After his nephew is killed, Ty acts as the usual "slasher movie guy whose warnings are not heeded" when he runs to the youths, who don't believe Ty when he tries to tell them that there's evil afoot his ramblings about "demons" due to his drunken state.
* CPRCleanPrettyReliable: After Warren and Connie find Jonathan's lifeless body floating down the river, Warren breathes down his throat once, puts his ear on his chest, and gives up on him.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:The second twin dies by suffocation when Connie rams her fist deep into down his mouth]].
throat]].
* CueTheSun: As implied by the title.
title, Connie deals with last of the horror just before sunrise.
* DontGoInTheWoods: Death awaits in TheOtherRainforest.
TheOtherRainforest, in the form of [[spoiler:redneck killer twins]].
* EveryCarIsAPinto: The engine of Ty's and Vachel's pickup truck, which engine truck explodes when it strolls rolls down a hill unmanned, and hits a tree.
* FearsomeFoot: As the cast walks to the rope bridge they want to check out, the camera focuses on a pair of boots that step on a piece of trash that they left behind.
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FinalGirl: Connie.
Averted with Connie, as both she and her boyfriend Warren make it to the end of the film.
* GenreSavvy: When Ty rambles about demons in the woods to the forest ranger Roy, he is smart enough to make him elaborate his claims instead of dismissing outright.
* GroinAttack: Vachel is stabbed on his crotch with a machete, and the blade goes through his body, coming out of his ass. The blade is then slowly pulled out of him, the ridges on its back causing extra agony.
%%* HollywoodDarkness
* MacheteMayhem: With some custom SerratedBladeOfPain thrown in.
in its backside.
* OutdoorBathPeeping: NoNameGiven: [[spoiler:Neither of the killers are named, the credits only lists them as "Mountain Twins". Their parents' name is given as Logan, though]].
* OutsideRide: The cap-wearing killer jumps on the back of the main cast's RV, and the they think of the sudden shaking of the thing as a bump on the road.
* OutdoorBathPeeping:
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While Megan and Daniel Jonathan are bathing, bathing in a pond, Merry Cat is seen peeping on them. So And then the audience is shown that her brother...
brother is present as well....
** Shooting the aforementioned scene turned into an example as well, as the word about the nudity of Megan's actor's nudity actress got around the area, and it attracted quite a few onlookers.


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* RopeBridge: One goes across a chasm near the cast's camp. Jonathan, when going across it alone, encounters Merry Cat's brother at the end of it, who cuts Jonathan's hand with his machete, and then the ropes holding the bridge.
* SceneryPorn: Lots of establishing shots focus on the surrounding woods of the setting.
* ThickerThanWater: [[spoiler:The parents of the twins know that they are killers (or "the devil" as they put it), but won't say anything about it since they are kin. Merry Cat doesn't agree on it, and gets slapped for going against her family]].
* WhamShot: As Megan spies on the killer after he took Daniel's life behind a window, camera goes back to her, [[spoiler:and the killer's twin brother steps into the view]].
18th Dec '13 1:50:43 AM erforce
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* TheReveal: Halfway to the film, it is revealed that [[spoiler:[[TwoDunIt a pair]] of [[CreepyTwins twins]] are responsible for the deaths]].

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* TheReveal: Halfway to the film, it is revealed that [[spoiler:[[TwoDunIt a pair]] of [[CreepyTwins twins]] (both played by [[ActingForTwo the same actor]]) are responsible for the deaths]].
18th Dec '13 1:49:09 AM erforce
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* [[spoiler:CreepyTwins]]



* DontGoInTheWoods

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* DontGoInTheWoodsDontGoInTheWoods: Death awaits in TheOtherRainforest.



* TheOtherRainforest


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* TheReveal: Halfway to the film, it is revealed that [[spoiler:[[TwoDunIt a pair]] of [[CreepyTwins twins]] are responsible for the deaths]].
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