Just Before Dawn
A group of hikers in the Oregon mountains are systematically picked off by a killer – who will survive?
Dir Jeff Lieberman
With Chris Lemmon, Gregg Henry, Deborah Benson, George Kennedy
Emerging at the height of the early 80s slasher boom, Just Before Dawn sees a group of hikers in the Oregon mountains systematically picked off by a maniacal killer. But while the plot may sound familiar, Jeff Lieberman’s gorgeously photographed, resolutely downbeat cult classic eschews many of the subgenre’s more recognisable clichés, owing as much to Deliverance as it does to Friday the 13th.