Just Before Dawn
Just Before Dawn (1981)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: November 25, 1981
DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fans of slasher films should be drawn to the blood and gore that is so beautifully shot and is not as graphic as it could have been.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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...

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an exceedingly familiar premise that's been done countless times before...

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Alex roy
Just Before Dawn can be seen as an obscured gem in the Slasher genre. Released in the early 1980's, Just Before Dawn barely made a ripple in the thriving… More
ken j
One of the many overlooked campers in the woods getting stalked by killer pics was released around the sametime as friday the 13th and in some circles this is… More
Bruce Bruce
A 1980 Slasher movie that has Drive-In written all over it. 5 young people take a camper into the mountains of California only to stumble upon a man running… More
Christopher Brown
One of the better entries in the slasher genre, this modestly made horror is very atmospheric and the villain is quite scary. The use of ambient noise rather… More
John Me
Wrong Turn without the action, blood and suspense. Good location and decent acting however I found myself bored a lot of the time. Not gory at all nor good… More