** CONTAINS SPOILERS **
I mean, sure, we've all fallen prey to a great horror/murder premise that leads us in to watch it with either a good storyline, a good trailer or even just some well put together cover art re: DVD or poster ... but ending anything on TO BE CONTINUED is b/s of the highest order, sorry!
OK, as you can read either a) "it was so realistic, so wonderful," or b) "it was bad, so bad" in the 22 other reviews listed here before me, let me bring you up to speed quickly with an A-Z ... a local fair is setting up for the weekend and at the same time a convicted child killer breaks out of prison (we never see his photo on the fax though) and a group of 4 teens journey out to Munger Road, the scene of some spooky goings-on over the years.
The fair is a waste of plot time, the escaped convict too (as he proves to have been already killed in a hit and run at 11pm the same night he escaped), and so the only two stories are a) the Sheriff and his deputy chasing a copper piping thief out of (would you credit it) the escaped convicts old house, and b) the four teens stuck in a broken down car gone midnight on a spooky, foggy road!
As the kids get supposedly (as we never see it happen to any of them) killed off one by one by a mysterious, red lumberjack-shirted older man (who loves to leave a single handprint on their car windows), the Sheriff and his deputy eventually make their way to the old house that the convict used to own - and kill his past victims. The only girl to escape thus far was Jo, who instead of following the rail road track into town, decides to veer off into the woods, finds the creepy house, and then chooses to look inside for her boyfiend!
She encounters the "killer" who chases her outside by the barn, where she finds her boyfriend, Corey, safe and sound - but acting too calm, too "ok" with everything for my liking! He then, off camera, goes to fight the "killer," whereupon seemingly loses and the "killer" (still unseen) comes to kill Jo - but doesn't, letting her survive. But she DOES get a look at him.
Come the arrival of the police, they comb the area but there's no sign of the other three teens - dead or alive - but the camcorder that one of them uses throughout to record ghostly stuff is quickly studied. It's then that, given it's last entry, the deputy asks Jo what really happened ... and as the camera turns to her, the screen goes black and the words TO BE CONTINUED come up!
This film was not good enough that it needed to be a two-parter, but was just about good enough to be a solid 3 out of 5 movie for entertainment value. The acting was cheesy at the start, but once you got to know the characters you accepted their level of acting and went along for the ride, so to speak.
In closing, it was co-produced by Robert Englund and his wife so that might explain a few things! (but not much!!)