Just Before Dawn

Synopsis: Five campers arrive in the mountains to examine some property they have bought, but are warned by the forest ranger Roy McLean that a huge machete-wielding maniac has been terrorising the area. Ignoring the warnings, they set up camp, and start disappearing one by one. If that sounds too run-of-the-mill, there's a genuinely shocking plot twist half-way through...
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Jeff Lieberman
Production: Picturemedia Ltd.
90 min

Oh Lord, I wanna thank you for making me

such a damn good shot.

Leave me be will you Uncle Ty.

Now that buck would still be bleeding

if I didn't grab your

rifle and finish him off.

- Now don't you go

belittling your minister.

Lord, Lord they have all

deserted your old church but I,

am bringing back the holy spirits.

- Can't really blame

you for getting a little shaky

from all that blood though.

Hey ask the Lord above

if he minds us taking

a little souvenir.



Ah it's getting light already.

Vachel, something is up there.

Amen Uncle Ty, amen.

You got a beat on

another 12 part Uncle Ty?

This thing's really out here for keeps.

I know Barbara would

go nuts over it though.

She don't mind me going hunting

as long as I bring her something back.

Vachel you didn't pull the brake.





J1 Once had a love and it was a gas

J1 Soon turned out had a heart of glass

J1 Seemed like the real thing only to find

J1 Mutual mistrust loves gone behind

J1 Once had a love

More Gemini.

Wonder why there's so

many twins around here?

Maybe something in the water.

- Or something to do with

making out with your sister.

Where we're going is no

summer camp, take a look.

- Have we ever gone up

anything quite this high?

I don't think so baby.

Woo would you look at that.

4000 feet of granite, water and wood.

You know in climbing the idea is to become

part of the mountain.

Try and find its soul.

' Stop!

- Jesus Christ, Warren didn't

you see the poor thing?

No I didn't see it, it just, I-

Maybe it's still alive.

I'll get out and take a look.

Ah sit tight, I'll do it.

Oh it must've been a

pretty tough little buck.

Took right off.

You saw him run away?

As good as new.

Hey Warren.


Maybe we could make some more noise

so the deers know we're coming, uh?

Come on and have a God damn outing here.

God damn outing!

- See one of the most

critical things in eye surgery

is to avoid shock.

Shock can upset nature's delicate balance

and ruin everything that

you're trying to do.

But in your case my dear Lucille,

your respiration is normal.

I'll be right back,

you stay right there.


Quiet up!

I got a good mind to

whup you till Tuesday.

What is the matter with you?

Don't you realize I'm involved

in delicate surgery in there.

You are out here fussing and-

Shut that thing off

you're scaring my plants

and my horse to boot.

. Sorry-

Ah that's better.

I guess you're looking to

find your way out of here.

No sir we're doing just fine.

We're going up the mountain

to do some camping.

Only a fool would do that.

We got five of them in here.

But there's no campsite up there,

especially with ladies along.

Oh we don't have to worry

with the big strong forest

ranger to protect us do we.


Well I can't let you go up there.

Sir, hold on, hold on a second.

See the boy here's a land

bearer and we're going up

to look over the back 40.

That deed don't mean nothing.

That mountain can't read.

Any of you done any

serious climbing before?

Yeah, 10 years, it's okay.

I'll steer them away from the poison ivy.


It ain't just poison ivy

I'm talking about son.

At least tell me where you're going

so that when you don't come back

I'll know how to fill out the report.


I ain'tjust singing a tune.

I warned you and I ain't coming after you.

You hear me?

- What's with Silverlake,

that's not on the property.

- I know what do you want,

Smoky the Bear coming around

showing us how to pee out our camp fires?

Warren stop a second.

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