CAMP BLOOD FIRST SLAUGHTER (2013)
Label: MVD Visual
Duration: 85 Minutes
Region Code: 1 NTSC
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen
Audio: English Dolby Digital Stereo
Director: Mark Polonia
Cast: Jeff Kirkendall, Ken Van Sant, Cindy Wheeler
What we have here is your run-of-the-mill slasher cheapie - there's just so damn many of 'em these days. Obviously the filmmakers have a love for the genre even if they aren't adding anything to it and execute it rather poorly. A class of kids are sent into the woods by their professor on an assignment to dispel the urban legend around the Camp Blood which is said to be terrorized my a creepy clown killer. You know the story - kids go into the woods - kids get dead - sound familiar?
Poor acting, amateur camera work and awful photo shopped blood effects are not doing this movie any favors but there's a certain charm to this one - it too me awhile to put my finger on it but in the end I figured it out. This has a distinct shot-on-video aesthetic about it which brought to mind the schlocky SOV classics as CANNIBAL CAMPOUT and VIDEO VIOLENCE. If you seriously love your vintage SOV you just might have a good time here if you can overlook the poor execution and awful editing. There's a found footage element to this one that I didn't quite hate at the start but it just shoots itself in the foot with impossible editing and a news cast from out of nowhere - where did that come from? They were onto something with the twist that could have been something interesting but what few bright spots there were here were quickly dimmed by the poor execution.
If you're feeling adventurous or are maybe a shit-film enthusiast have it - otherwise I'd be hard-pressed to recommend this to anyone - even to the die hard slasher fans.