Don't Go Near the Park
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (July 2016)
|Don't Go Near the Park|
Don't Go Near the Park US DVD cover
|Directed by||Lawrence D. Foldes|
|Produced by||Lawrence D. Foldes|
Lawrence D. Foldes
|Music by||Chris Ledesma|
|Edited by||Dan Perry|
|Distributed by||Cardinal IV Film Distributors|
Don't Go Near the Park (also known as Curse of the Living Dead, Nightstalker and Sanctuary for Evil) is a 1981 American horror film directed by Lawrence D. Foldes at the age of 19. The film gained notoriety when it was successfully prosecuted in the UK and placed on the video nasty list.
After being cursed by their mother, a caveman brother and sister are forced to live their lives by preying on young people in a park and devouring their entrails in order to stay young. After 12,000 years of killing they attempt to lift the curse and become immortal by finding a virgin's soul they can sacrifice, with the brother fathering a daughter for that purpose.
- Aldo Ray as Taft
- Meeno Peluce as Nick
- Tammy Taylor as Bondi
- Barbara Monker as Patty / Tra / Griffith's Wife / Petranella
- Robert Gribbin as Mark / Gar (credited as Crackers Phinn)
- Linnea Quigley as Bondi's Mother
- Chris Riley as Cowboy
Don't Go Near the Park received mostly negative reviews upon its release.
Allmovie wrote, "There are movies that are bad and then there are movies so bad they are mindblowing. Don't Go Near the Park is a perfect fit in the latter category." Todd Martin from HorrorNews.net panned the film, calling it "a goofy, boring, ridiculous mess of a film that is just pretty much pointless in every possible way." Ian Jane from DVD Talk called it "truly terrible and almost unwatchable", criticizing the film's acting, plot, lack of sense, and poorly executed gore scenes. The Terror Trap awarded the film half a star out of four, calling it "terrible", and panned the acting, clumsy pacing, and disjointed plot.
The film wasn't without its supporters. Dan Budnik from Bleeding Skull! liked the film, calling it "Strange and compelling and occasionally incredibly stupid".
- Donald Guarisco. "Don't Go Near the Park (1981)". Allmovie. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
- Martin, Todd. "Film Review: Don't Go Near the Park (1979)". HorrorNews.net. Todd Martin. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- Jane, Ian. "Don't Go Near the Park : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video". DVD Talk.com. Ian Jane. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "Don't Go Near the Park (1981)". Terror Trap.com. The Terror Trap. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- Budnik, Dan. "Don't Go Near The Park (1981)". Bleeding Skull.com. Dan Budnik. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- Go Near the Park Don't Go Near the Park at AllMovie
- Don't Go Near the Park on IMDb
- Don't Go Near the Park at Rotten Tomatoes
|This article about a 1980s horror film is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|