INCIDENT ON AND OFF THE MOUNTAIN ROAD
Ellen, a seemingly defenceless young woman, is pitted against Moonface, a deformed and demented serial killer. As the story cuts back and forth in time, we discover that our heroine is not as helpless, nor as innocent as she initially seems. Trained by her abusive husband to be a survivalist, instructed to use any and every available object as a weapon in time of need, Ellen gets to test the real life applications of his lessons. Don Coscarelli turns the cliché of the eternal female victim upside down and delivers a grim and dark tale that leads us to a surprising and provocative end.