This was a disappointing outing from Wes Craven, whose previous film, THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977), stands as a masterpiece among the modern wave of horror films. The plot concerns Martha (Maren Jensen), who lives alone near the property of a conservative, repressive religious sect--the
Hittites--to which her husband once belonged. He was murdered under mysterious circumstances soon after he quit the sect, and two of Martha's friends from California (Susan Buckner and Sharon Stone) have arrived to comfort her. Soon the Hittites, led by Isaiah (Ernest Borgnine), begin harassing
Martha and her friends, trying to force them to leave. The pressure begins to take its toll...