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As kids, Todd is institutionalized for a murder whilst his twin goes free. 10 years later, on Thanksgiving, Todd escapes and a killing spree begins in his neighborhood.
The film debut of actor Ted Raimi who cameos early on as the kid selling condoms at the drive-in theatre. Raimi was 19 at the time.
That's not cranberry sauce...
Terry stabs the assistant in the left part of his torso, but the wound is shown to be on the right.
Nightmare at Shadow Woods (which was also the cable television title for this film) was heavily edited, abbreviating much of the gore, but it contained a swimming pool scene not found in the 1987 VHS Blood Rage version by Prism Entertainment. The latter contains all of the gore and includes an early scene, missing from the Nightmare at Shadow Woods version, where Maddy visits Todd at the mental hospital.