PLOT: An urban legend comes to life when a group of camp counselors start to be killed off one-by-one in the woods haunted by Madman Marz.
No, this isn’t some sort of prequel to the Don Draper story, back when he was Dick Whitman. This is the story of a bunch of the most average looking “sexy teens” I’ve ever seen in a slasher movie (and “teens” is a stretch). After the last campfire of the summer, an ax-wielding maniac in the woods terrorizes a local camp. He’s sort of a monster-looking guy, sort of a farmer-looking dude, sort of a Sasquatch. It’s never really explained why he just doesn’t look like an undead farmer, which is the legend, but whatever; this guy has clawlike hands.
This movie rips off a few movies that do things so much better, specifically Friday the 13th and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. They specifically lift the “bodies-on-a-meat-hook” aesthetic straight from the latter. While there are a ton of these slasher movies that came out during this time, this one is especially generic and doesn’t do much to stick out.
A few people lose their heads in this one and there’s probably one legitimate scene of some better-than-average gore, but it feels like the movie pulls a couple punches here and there.
GORE: 2.5 out of 5
Not really. It’s just so terribly uninventive that you can see everything coming a mile away. Not scary at all.
Scares: 0 out of 5
Holy shit, does this movie have a sex scene. This is one of the oddest sex scenes ever put to film, as two of our camp counselors strip down for some lovin’ in the hot tub. Their idea of foreplay, however, is to spin around in a circle in the hot tub, almost like they’re trying to create a whirlpool effect. It’s weird, but there’s a brief glimpse of some boobs, a man ass, and an unnecessary close-up on a man outie belly button.
Sex/Nudity Rating: 2.5 out of 5
I tend to watch a lot of slasher movies during 31 Days of Horror because they have a quick runtime, which makes them easier to handle. This one was a tough one to get through. It’s generic and derivative, and all the teens that are in peril are just the worst. The most interesting character is the old dude that is off playing cards for most of the runtime, so he’s barely in it at all. We didn’t even get a twist ending that didn’t make any sense if you dissect it further. Worst of all, it just ends without any real resolution. Skip this one.
Overall Rating: 4 out of 10