college friends are heading into the nearby woods for some rest
and relaxation. But before you can say Deliverance,
our new friends run afoul of some of the locals who dont
take to kindly to any newcomers in their woods, even if they happen
to possibly have a purty mouth. Paths will cross,
cultures will clash and blood will be shed, but not until bellies
rumble, because this weekend my friends, its going to be
a cannibal cookout!
master John McBride is back with another VHS shot horror flick
this time called Cannibal Campout. Sure its cheap,
campy, crude and less than perfect, but its also bloody,
entertaining and charming even with all its blatant faults.
So grab a plate, cut yourself off a hunk of meat, then sit down
story is nothing new, even for 1988, bunch of good hearted kids
head up to the woods for a weekend of fun, hell they even sing
a catchy little song on the way up and I cant tell you the
last time I saw four college kids singing a camping song. Anyway
once these kids go from the paved road to the dirt road, they
immediately meet a bunch of rednecks who dont take to kindly
to strangers and before you know it their asses are grass. So
then for the next fifty minutes or so you get to place bets on
who is going to make it out alive.
the acting is horrible. Yes, the story lines are bad. Yes, the
dialog is atrocious. Yes the production values are non existent.
And, finally, yes one of the villains runs around in a flight
suit and pilot mask. But and its a big BUT, this flick does
not suck balls as bad as you would think. There is actually quite
a lot of fun to be had with this one.
there is some fairly decent blood and gore in Cannibal Campout,
its not going to win any awards for state of the art effects,
but everything works fairly well and there was more than one death
scene where I was fairly impressed with what the film makers were
able to do with almost no budget. Second as much as the characters
are annoying idiots, you kind of end up liking some of them, even
the bad guys grow on you by the films end. And the action,
laws yes, did I forget to mention the action? Cannibal Campout
has one of the greatest axe vs sledgehammer showdowns ever to
be filmed! Sure its not supposed to be funny, but I had
to watch it three times before the tears of laughter finally left
you like really campy flicks, with cannibals that speak with a
Jersey accent and'll eat the unborn right out of a pregnant womens
womb, then Cannibal Campout is the movie for you. But,
if you cant take movies that look like they are made by
a bunch of friends with nothing better to do on a weekend, which
is what this film really is, then this one is probably
not for you.
the end however, I kinda of liked this one, for pretty much being
itself and giving you exactly what you think it would give you
in the end, and I also think it even manages to throw in a little
surprise in from time to time.
Campout is amateur guerilla filmmaking at its best and
it just goes to show you that a pure love of horror movies and
a VHS camcorder is really all you need to get into movie making
for yourself. Good job guys, Prime give you a