Monday, 25 March 2013
DVD review: Camp Blood (Video 2000)
Ten years ago a series of brutal murders rocked the peaceful, isolated Camp Blackwood. The killer was never caught and the camp, renamed "Camp Blood" by the locals, was never reopened. Ignorant of the camp´s terrible history, two young couples visit Camp Blood. And they soon realize that they are not alone. Someone is watching. The murders are far from over... they have only just begun. What began as a pleasant hiking trip turns into a savage struggle for survival. Will anyone make it out of Camp Blood alive. Camp Blood is written and directed by Brad Sykes. It is shot and edited Jeff Leroy, a name that probably is familiar to some of you by now as I´ve reviewed several of his flicks. The acting is atrocious, seriously it is that horrible.... Joseph Haggerty, as the cliché nutty old guy Thatcher, who tries to warn the young couples should get a award for being one of the worst actors ever!!! The camerawork and editing is pretty bad. If you´re familiar with the slasher genre then you´ll recognize a lot in this, it has all the standard clichés but fails yet miserably at almost every level. I really didn't care who's behind the mask, or if any of the character would survive, as I just wanted it to be over.. On the bright side Camp Blood is pretty decently paced, although there are some noticeable attemps to padd out the running time. Although they try to create a semblance of suspense they do fail utterly and it´s quite stunning how Camp Blood lacks any frightening atmosphere. There´s some gore but the fx are cheap and unconvincing. There is gratuitous topless nudity on the beginning of the movie courtesy of Meredith O'Brien. There are a few sex scenes in this but they are laughable.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Razor Digital Entertainment.
Rating: 0½ out of 7. Camp Blood is ridiculously horrible, laughably bad acting, bad fx, inept filmmaking on several levels. I don´t mind that the story is repetitive and predictable that pretty common with slashers... I thanked god that, and I ain´t a believer, this has a running time of barely 75 minutes. Stay away, stay very far away from this unless your a devout, die hard slasher genre fanatic who has to have every single slasher flick released.