Worryingly Bleak Deaths of the 80s #3 – Southern Comfort

Our favourite war film ever is the not-actually-a-war-film Southern Comfort (1981). A cautionary tale of what happens when you go up against cajuns in the swamps of the bayou armed only with a whole heap of blanks and no real ammo.


The film’s standout death occurs when Cribbs (played by The Thing’s TK Carter) inadvertently triggers a spikey death-trap. A few years before Predator had all the same ideas.

The film itself is a wonderfully tense thriller that makes Deliverance look like a walk in the park.  Even if this film’s a little less bummy.

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