As stated, the film itself, while not terrifying on an Exorcist level, is “technically” a horror film and, as it turns out, is still quite enjoyable as well as all sorts of goofy fun. The film starts out with on-screen text stating that many people over the years have disappeared in the woods and suggesting what we are about to see is possibly what happened to some of the missing. Next, we meet a couple of hikers who come to a very grizzly end at the hands of Eddie (Simon Wheeldon). Next up we meet both Harriet (Deborah Jayne Reilly Smith), and Neptune (Jim Ordolis) — the two other members of the cannibal clan.
Near as we can determine, Harriet is the matriarch of the clan, while Eddie (who communicates only in grunts and wears a full face mask) and Neptune (who does speak and wears no mask) are her errand boys. Neptune discovers David (John Migliore) wandering in the woods (pining over photos of her and him as well as a news clipping of the woman from the photos who is missing). David has found a piece of her backpack in the woods. Neptune radios back to Harriet, who sends a katana-wielding Eddie to help abduct him. Once David is captured, they bring him back to their compound where he is locked in a cage with other prisoners. It is there that he discovers that the woman was apparently also captive a week or so back, but is now simply gone, and the other prisoners can’t tell him where she is now. Eddie returns with Harriet who sends Eddie off to follow the trail of David’s blood to find him. It is in the depts of the mystical wood that David eventually succumbs, only to merge with the foliage of the wood and resurrect as the eponymous “Creature of Cannibal Creek”. Once he is arisen, the creature wanders off into the wood.
Shortly after this a middle-age couple picks up a younger (tattooed woman with facial piercings) hitchhiking. Only the couple’s car runs out of gas, forcing the hitchhiker to walk to the next town to look for gas. The husband sends his wife to walk with her but the older woman (and then then her husband) are both killed and dragged off by the creature, while the hitchhiker simply walks off. Neptune finds the body of the man the Creature killed and begins to drag it back to Harriet.
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