Thursday, December 1, 2016

Camp Blood Movie Review 430

Camp Blood is a 1999 horror movie directed by Brad Sykes and starring Jennifer Ritchkoff, Michael Taylor, Tim Young and Betheny Zolt.

The story begins with a couple being murdered in the woods by somebody wearing a clown mask.
Cut to four friends, Tricia(Ritchkoff), Steven(Taylor), Jay(Young) and Nicole(Zolt) who are going to a place called Camp Blackwood which has been nicknamed Camp Blood by the locals. Tricia sees an article in the newspaper about the couple who have not been found. They were in Camp Blood too. Her boyfriend, Steve convinces her to go. She and Steve meet their friends, Jay and Nicole and they all set off for Camp Blood.

They meet some local weirdo on the way. He is called Bromley Thatcher and he yells at them to stay away from Camp Blood. He is a complete nutcase but he shows them. They arrive there and they are supposed to meet a guide but the guide isn't there. They decide to go on their own and they have a look around the woods. They hear someone walking in the woods and Steve attacks the person. It turns out that the person is actually their guide, Harris. She is a tough lesbian and she tells them that she will find them somewhere to camp. They all stop and set up their tents for the night, The next day they wake up and find Harris dead. They know that the clown is out there and he is going to kill them.

All of the group are murdered. Tricia is the only survivor. She meets the clown and he tries to kill here. There is a chase through the woods and she finally reaches the car. She runs into Bromley and she realises that he is in on it with the clown. They try and get her, but she fights them off. She ends up killing Bromley and hurting the clown. She pulls the mask off and she is horrified to see that the killer clown was Harris. She drives off but Harris is in the back seat and she tries to strangle her. Tricia wakes up in a mental institution and she is accused of murdering her friends. She tries to tell them about the clown, but they don't believe her. She is sedated and she hallucinates the clown coming in to get her.

This movie was really cheap. It is obvious that not much money was put in to this. The cast were so so. They were nothing special. The story was really a rip off of Friday the 13th but it was nowhere near as good. It does have an 80's look and feel to it. This is a run of the mill slasher movie which is really low budget but I will say that it is worth a look for horror fans. There are some sequels so I will try and see those just for curiosity. This is only for lovers of low budget horror. I will give it a 3/10.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Walking Dead, Season 7, Episode 4

This episode begins with Negan and his cronies coming to Alexandria looking for stuff. Rick and the others have no choice but to let him in. He asks about Maggie and is led to believe that she is dead as there is a grave and Gabriel, the priest. We don't really know where she is but we are guessing that she isn't dead. Negan and his group go through the place and take everything, including their guns. They take their furniture, medicine and their mattresses. Now, giving up your weapons is not the thing to do. I was amazed that Rick didn't have some stashed away somewhere. This didn't ring true to me.The fact that Rick folded like a pack of cards didn't seem in character either. I know that Negan has the power, but I would have thought that Rick would have some fight left in him.

The episode pretty much consists of Negan humiliating Rick and the others and rubbing their noses in it. They take it and Rick encourages them to think of Negan as their leader and not him. I am surprised that he has given in but under the circumstances, maybe it fits in with the storyline. I am not sure about it. Anyway, Negan gets every last gun and pretty much everything that they have and then tells them that he will be looking for more. How much more of this can the group take?Daryl is brought along to make everything worse. Michonne isn't too happy about it and Rick has to try and calm her down, but she is seething. Rosita is planning something and she finds a shell casing and brings it to Eugene and she wants him to make her some bullets.

This episode was good in some ways and not in others. Rick seems to have lost his grit and just agreed to work for Negan, but will that last? I think not. I don't like the way that the characters are
surrendering everything to Negan but I suppose that it is all part of his treachery. I am hoping that this is temporary and that the group will come up with a plan and start working towards getting rid of Negan and his band of thugs.
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