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Film: The Final Terror
The Final Terror is a Slasher Movie from 1983.

A group of forest rangers and young women decide to spend their vacation by camping and venture into the woods miles away from civilization. There they become targets of a killer who may or may not be the odd Eggar, who drove them there.

Tropes in this film:

  • Black Dude Dies First: Completely averted, with both black characters surviving.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Killer uses a billhook blade strapped to a wrist.
  • Creepy Souvenir: When searching the killer's cabin for the second time, the cast finds a severed hand in a jar inside a closet.
  • Dangerous Windows: When the cast takes refuge in Eggar's bus, the killer tries to strike Vanessa with a pickax through a window.
  • Death by Sex: The killer offs Mike when he is having sex with Melanie.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: The killer is barefooted at all times.
  • Evil Uncle: Young girl's uncle in the campfire story.
  • Fingerless Gloves: The killer wears them.
  • Ghost Story: Potential killer's backstory is told around the campfire.
  • Howling to the Night: When Zorich and Nathaniel go look for weed at night, they pull a prank on Marco by putting him on lookout and telling him that he has to howl like a wolf every 45 seconds.
  • Peekaboo Corpse: Jim's corpse in the opening.
  • Rape as Backstory: The girl in the campfire story was raped by her uncle, went insane, and gave birth to a son.
  • Red Herring Mole: It turns out that it really was Eggar's mom stalking the cast.
  • Slashed Throat: Melanie's corpse turns up with her throat slashed.
    • The killer also tries this to Windy, but messes up and Margaret manages to save her by stitching the wound.
  • The Stoner: Few characters, most notably Zorich who spends the last remaining minutes in the film high on mushrooms.
  • Token Minority Couple: Averted. Token black characters Nathaniel and Vanessa never hook up, or even attempt it.

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alternative title(s): The Final Terror
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