Just Before Dawn
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Just Before Dawn
Director Jeff Lieberman followed his horror-science fiction film Blue Sunshine with this effort, which rehashes many of the themes explored in Wes Craven's seminal horror work The Hills Have Eyes. The plot concerns a teenage land owner who heads for the mountains of Oregon with a deed to his new property and an RV full of young friends only to discover (to their extreme peril) that words on paper mean less than nothing up there... or, in the words of horticulture-loving park ranger George Kennedy, "Those mountains can't read, son." By nightfall, the youths learn the gravity… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's lush locations -- the mossy forest with its prehistoric ferns, huge trees, rocky cliffs and misty waterfalls -- add not just production value but a sense of urgency and conviction to the smart script's subtle environmental message..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"...an exceedingly familiar premise that's been done countless times before..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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