The Final Terror (1983)

USA, 1981
35mm film, colour, 1.85:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Andrew Davis.

Plot Summary

A group of young rangers go camping in woods where they fall foul of a vicious killer.


Directed by: Andrew Davis
© 1983 Samuel Z. Arkoff and Comworld Pictures Inc.
Samuel Z. Arkoff presents a Joe Roth production
Produced by: Joe Roth
Co-Produced by: J. Stein Kaplan
Associate Producers: Gary Shusett, Anthony J. Ridio
Screenplay by: Jon George & Neill Hicks and Ronald Shusett
Story by: Jon George & Neill Hicks
Photography: Andreas Davidescu
Edited by: Paul Rubell, Erica Flaum
Music by: Susan Justin
Mixer: John Mason
Costumes: Sue Miller
Makeup Department Head: Jim Gillespie
Special Effects Makeup: Ken Myers
Optical Effects and Titles by: Cinema Research Corp.
Art Director: Aleka Corwin

John Friedrich (Zorich)
Adrian Zmed (Cerone)
Daryl Hannah (Windy)
Mark Metcalf (Mike)
Ernest Harden Jr (Hines)
Rachel Ward (Margaret)
Akosua Busia (Vanessa)
Lewis Smith (Boone)
Cindy Harrell (Melanie)
Joe Pantoliano as Eggar
Irene Sanders (Sammie)
Richard Jacobs (Mr Morgan)
Donna Pinder (Mrs Morgan)
Jim Youngs (Jim)
Lori Lee Butler (Lori)
Tony Maccario (Eggar’s mother)

Alternative Titles

Bump in the Night
Campsite Massacre
Carnivore – USA (television)
Cercate quel bambino – Italy
The Creeper – working title
The Forest Primeval
Horror am Mill Creek – West Germany
Krwawy biwak – Poland
Taistelu elämästä – Finland (video)
Terror Eyes – Kopfjagd in Boston – West Germany
Three Blind Mice – working title
Todesfalle am Mill Creek – West Germany
Vildmarkens hemmelighed – Denmark (video)



  • British Board of Film Censors Monthly List December 1982 – censorship details
  • City Limits no.93 (15 July 1983) p.20 – review
  • L’Écran Fantastique no.20 (September 1981) p.52 (France) – note
  • L’Écran Fantastique no.26 (September 1982) p.74 (France) – note
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.279 no.12 (28 October 1983) p.3 – note
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.279 no.15 (2 November 1983) p.2 – note
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.50 no.594 (July 1983) p.185 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Starburst no.50 (October 1982) p.7 – note
  • Variety 23 May 1984 p.28 – credits, review


  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig p.299
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.360
  • Educational Institutions in Horror Film: A History of Mad Professors, Student Bodies, and Final Exams by Andrew L. Grunzke pp.136
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.314
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis pp.100; 332
  • Horror Films of the 1980s by John Kenneth Muir pp.322-323 – credits, synopsis, review
  • The Mammoth Book of Slasher Movies: An A-Z Guide to Over Sixty Years of Blood and Guts by Peter Normanton pp.207-208