Over the decades, moviemakers have given us plenty of reasons why camping may not be the healthiest of pursuits.
Here are a dozen of their offerings. Maybe they're not great movies, but they sure do make the most out of campers (most pieces, most meals, etc.).
Alien Abduction, 2005: Campers abducted by aliens, then committed to military hospital for secret experiments.
Backwoods, 1987: Hillbilly father and son terrorize campers.
The Camping Trip, 2007: Campers fight against woman with power to raise the dead.
Don’t Go in the Woods, 1982: Deranged backwoodsman hacks up everyone from campers to birdwatchers.
The Final Terror, 1983: Camping rangers attacked by backwoods-dwelling woman.
Grizzly, 1976: Fifteen-foot (probably prehistoric) grizzly attacks camper after camper, but never leaves a track.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005: Lord Voldemort’s Death Eaters destroy the campgrounds at the Quidditch World Cup Finals.
House of Wax, 2005: Beyond Paris Hilton’s acting, there’s the threat of campers being turned into wax sculptures.
Predator: The Concert, 1987: Giant grizzly upset over the killing of other grizzlies rampages through concert-goers in a national park.
Proboscis, 2000: Giant, man-eating, radioactive mosquito takes brunch in a campground.
Satan’s Playground, 2005: The Jersey Devil pursues a lost family of campers through the New Jersey Pinelands.
Zombie Campout, 2002: Camping friends are menaced by zombies created when radioactive meteorites crash into a nearby cemetery.