1 August 2016 | nealcj1984
Camp Killer, a must see horror satire!
It's difficult to give an accurate review without giving away the "big twist" which occurs a third of the way through the movie. You'll have to trust me when I say that it's well worth not having that spoiled as you will bust out laughing at the absurdity of everything going on! The film starts off as a cliché camp slasher flick, with archetypes sitting around a campfire talking about an urban legend. Yet these actually weren't all that cliché as you get to know them. You'd expect the overweight guy to get teased over his weight but it wasn't even mentioned once! The ditzy character is a guy. The brash and tough character is a girl. Nice tweaks to the archetype/stereotypes! The dialogue is pretty normal, which is a good thing. This is a conversation you could see yourself taking part of with other people. The actors have no trouble interacting and flowing well with each other. I fell in love with the movie within 10 minutes due to how cohesive everything was! The killer, as usual, wears a mask and boy is that mask frightening! They definitely went all out to make sure this mask was unique and it works incredibly well. The killer himself feels like a mix of Michael Myers and Jason Vorhees but has a dash of Freddy Krueger in there as well.
The only complaint I have is that a bit of the camera was sloppy in certain scenes, but that wasn't something that distracted from the film at all. For the most part the camera work was excellent, getting perfect shots and working well with back and forth during conversations. There was just one scene in particular, which itself was in a tight room, where it felt like camera didn't know where the actress was going and had to play catch-up. Literally the only complaint I have. Everything else was perfect to me and on par with other indie horror movies.
I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys unique horror satires/comedies. Not knowing the big plot reveal (which itself is 30 minutes in) will make the viewing so much more enjoyable!