Bodycount (1984)

February 5, 2010 - 12:13pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: 80's, 80's Slashers, Bodycount, camping, Ruggero Deodato, teens

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Ruggero Deodato
Andrew Lederer, Cynthia Thompson, John Steiner

Well this was an okay film. It wasn't boring and had its cool parts, but in the end, it's just another slasher. They added a few twists here and there, but they were all rather predictable. I predicted who the killer would be in the first 5 minutes of the film. I am still kind of confused by how it ended though. It starts off when the regular group of teens goes to an old camp that's supposedly haunted. They end up picking up some other kid in a uniform who happens to be the son of the owner of the old camp. Yadda, yadda, anyway they end up dying.

There's nothing really original in this film. I don't see why so many horror films have to take place around a camp. What's so scary about camps anyway? I guess I'd have to go to find out. Every time I think of camp I remember Adam's Family Values and that scene where they are forced to watch lame-ass movies *shivers*. I did, however, like how they added some interesting sub-plots in the film. They end up turning a few characters on each other which creates more death and carnage. I thought that was rather interesting.

The really low point about the movie, other than the plot, is the horrible acting. That was just crap. My friends and I can pull off better acting with our home camcorder than some of the people in this film did. Not all the acting was bad, just by some of the characters. The actor that played the sheriff looked familiar. I've seen him many other films. Cool to spot out actors you see a lot now-a-days when they were younger and in a horror flick.

One thing I thought funny about the movie when every time someone would go to this old cabin to take a shower they'd end up getting killed. I figured that after the first death that they'd get the hint, or at least take a shower at a closer cabin! The killer was an interesting character, because the camp had a legend about some Indian shaman. The camp was supposedly built on some Indian burial ground or something and the shaman would go about killing people to protect his land. Lame story, but interesting. I would have given this movie a lower rating, but I wasn't bored by it and found some of it actually fun to watch. They could have done better with the twists though.

Basic horror flick with teens going to camp and ending up getting killed. They tried to add a few twists in it, but failed. I thought the movie wasn't anything new, but it was still fun to watch. Check this film out if you like those mindless 80s slashers.

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