DVD Review: KILLER CAMPOUT

KILLER CAMPOUT was written and directed by Brad Twigg and stars George Stover, Nadia White, John A. Russo, Alex Neumeier, Jenny Jannetty, Rosanna Cochran, Heather Cahill,Jesse L. Green, Roger Yawson and Luba Hansen. The movie features an introduction by Herschell Gordon Lewis.

Two youth counselors bring a group of emotionally troubled teens deep into the woods for a weekend of solitude and confrontational therapy. The trip turns deadly when they are terrorized by a cannibalistic hermit with a thirst for blood.

Killer Campout takes place in 1989 and follows a couple of camp counselors that take a small group of troubled teens to the woods for what’s supposed to be a fun weekend getaway. and some much needed therapy from their real world problems. What happens is, the kids start getting slaughtered by a cannibalistic serial killer who’s slicing and dicing them in goretastic ways.

Thankfully, some of them take the time to make out while there’s a killer on the loose. One by one, the body count rises as they run for their lives and then a surprising twist is thrown into the mix when it’s revealed that the killer isn’t working alone. What this small group discovers is that nobody is safe at this bloody Killer Campout and there’s no escape.

The front of the packaging features the artwork you see at the top of the page and the back includes movie details, some images and list of special features. The reverse sleeve features an image from the movie. The DVD disc also features some matching artwork. Inserting the disc, the menu screen was simple and easy to navigate. The picture and sound quality for this standard-definition release were really good. I didn’t have any issues with the video and audio.

Bottom line is, Killer Campout was a cheesy throwback to late 80’s slashers and it’s not going to be for everyone because of its amatuerish bad acting, extreme gore and nudity. To me, the gore part makes up for the bad acting but some viewers aren’t as forgiving as I am. Sure, it’s just another horror movie where a group of people head out to the woods to have some fun and unfortunately they all get sliced and diced so there’s nothing really original when it comes to the plot. Killer Campout does have a fun sense of humor and never takes itself seriously and the special effects look fantastic. It’s gore to the max, people! All in all, it’s a fun indie venture that hardcore horror hounds will get a kick out of plus it got a seal of approval by the late great “Godfather of Gore” Herschell Gordon Lewis. Killer Campout is now available on DVD.

Distributor: Wild Eye Releasing

Run Time: 86 Minutes

Rated: Not Rated

DVD Video: Widescreen (2.40:1)

DVD Audio: English Dolby Digital 2.0

Subtitles: N/A

Special Features: The extras include a making of featurette that takes the viewer behind-the-scenes of the movie and the gnarly special effects used in it, a music video and the official trailer.

  • Behind-the-Scenes (03:15)
  • Music Video (04:15)
  • Wild Eye Trailer (00:30)
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One Comment

  1. Nice Review! This one looks pretty amatuerish for sure!

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