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->''Will anyone survive those hours '''Just Before Dawn'''?''
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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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!!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.
* 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]].
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