-Inspired by the 1960 Swedish film The Virgin Spring
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-Wes Craven took the name Mari Collingwood from his high school's name
-Mari Collingwood(Sandra Cassel) plans to celebrate her 17th birthday by attending a concert with a friend of hers, Phyllis Stone(Lucy Grantham). Her parents (Gaylord St. James and Cynthia Carr) are concerned at both the band and Mari's friendship with Phyllis. They let her go, giving her a piece symbol necklace as a birthday gift before she leaves
-Phyllis manages to hit Sadie in the face with a rock and runs for her life. She is then trapped, and Weasel stabs her in the back. She crawls away and manages to lean against a tree. Phyllis then gets stabbed numerous times until Sadie reaches inside her and pulls out her insides. Krug and Weasel then amputate her hand and her forearm.
-Mari eventually convinces Junior to let her go, but they are immediately stopped by Krug. Sadie and Weasel present Phyllis' severed arm and hand and Krug then carves his name in to Mari's chest. He then pulls Mari's pants down and rapes her. Soon after this, Mari throws up. By now, the gang feel pangs of conscience. Mari quietly says a prayer then walks into a nearby lake. Krug shoots Mari and she floats on top of the lake. Krug, Sadie and Weasel wash up and change out of their bloody clothes
-After changing, the gang go to the home of Mari Collingwood, disguised as traveling salesmen. Junior exposes their identity when Mari's mother Estelle sees the peace sign necklace around his neck. Later that night, she listens to the gang while they spend the night in Mari's room and finds blood-soaked clothes in their luggage. She and Dr. Collingwood rush into the woods where they find the body of their daughter Mari and they carry her back to the house, formulating a plan of revenge
-Sadie runs outside where she is tackled by Estelle. The 2 of them wrestle and fight. Sadie punches Estelle and runs away, but trips and falls into the pool. Estelle grabs a knife and pulls Sadie out of teh pool where she slits Sadie's throat. And in the living room, the doctor kills Krug with a chainsaw and they meet up in the living room as the police arrive on scene.