Variety - 12/20/1978
"...A satisfying piece....[The] gratifying aspects are Craven's businesslike plotting and pacy cutting..."
Total Film - 11/01/2003
"An all-time favourite among the blood 'n' guts brigade....They sure don't make 'em like this anymore..."
When their camper breaks down in the desert on their way to California, a desperate family struggles to survive the attacks of a bizarre cannibalistic family, hungry for fresh meat and determined to terrorize the innocent vacationers. As members of the Carter clan fall prey to these inbred marauders, only a son and daughter remain to rescue their kidnapped infant and seek vengeance against the savages who have destroyed their family.
On an innocent outing, an all-American family runs into car trouble. Suddenly, they are hunted by a cannibalistic family, hungry for fresh meat. The families pitch war against one another in a desperate struggle for survival.