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Bloody Murder -- Plans for a summer filled with fun and romance turn to terror for a group of young counselors.
Bloody Murder -- Plans for a summer filled with fun and romance turn to terror for a group of young counselors.

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Underrated effort with some great moments See more (100 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jessica Morris ... Julie 'Jewels' McConnell
Peter Guillemette ... Patrick / Nelson Hammond

Patrick Cavanaugh ... Tobe
Crystalle Ford ... Drew Zemke / Patricia Zemke (as Cristelle Ford)
Michael Stone ... Dean

Justin Ross Martin ... Jason 'Jas' Hathaway (as Justin Martin)
Tracy Pacheco ... Whitney 'Whit' Chambers
Lindsey Leigh ... Jamie
David Smigelski ... Brad Thompson
William Winter ... Doug
Michael Prohaska ... Sheriff Williams
Jerry Richards ... Tommy 'Tom' McConnell
Bobby Stuart ... Henry (as Bob Stuart)
Brian Messing ... Deputy Billy
Ricky Courtney ... Paramedic
Jason Gelber ... Paramedic

Directed by
Ralph E. Portillo  (as Ralph Portillo)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John R. Stevenson 

Produced by
Marc Bienstock .... executive producer
Jamie Elliott .... producer
Richard Goldberg .... executive producer
Marc L. Greenberg .... executive producer
Ralph E. Portillo .... producer (as Ralph Portillo)
 
Original Music by
Steven M. Stern 
 
Cinematography by
Keith Holland 
 
Film Editing by
Carlos Puente 
 
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Debbie Nelson 
 
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Jill Parry .... property master
 
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David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Richard Mercado .... sound mixer
Eliza Pollack Zebert .... sound effects editor
Eliza Pollack Zebert .... sound re-recording mixer
Eliza Pollack Zebert .... supervising adr editor
Eric Reuveni .... sound coordinator
Ben Zarai .... supervising sound editor
 
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Jason Weichelt .... on-line editor
 
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Mary Shellogg .... script supervisor
 

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Rated R for violence
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88 min
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'Jessica Morris' stated on an interview regarding her role as Jen in "One Life to Live" that she absolutely hated this film.See more »
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Factual errors: When two are locked in the freezer, no breath is visible when they speak.See more »
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Drew:Okay, who's Trevor Moorehouse?
Doug:The camp boogieman.
Jamie:Look, take it for whatever it's worh, but my older sister swears she knows someone who's brother's friend dissapeared up here a couple years ago during the summer.
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Underrated effort with some great moments, 6 October 2008
Author: slayrrr666 (slayrrr666@yahoo.com) from Los Angeles, Ca

"Bloody Murder" is a decent if unspectacular slasher entry.

**SPOILERS**

Arriving at Placid Pines summer camp, Julie McConnell, (Jessica Morris) Dean, (Michael Stone) Tobe, (Patrick Cavanaugh) Jason Hathaway, (Justin Martin) and Whitney Chambers, (Tracy Pacheco) are greeted by Patrick, (Peter Guillemette) and Brad Thompson, (David Smigelski) as they prepare to open up the camp. Trying to ignore their bad history with each other, they go about setting it up, and are soon introduced to Drew Zemke, (Crystalle Ford) his main assistant and become friends. When they're all invited out to play a game of Bloody Murder that night, it brings out all their feelings toward each other instead and things become uneasy around camp. When they soon start to disappear, their strained tensions don't agree on the belief that local legend Trevor Moorehouse is the cause of the events, until they realize a masked slasher is loose around camp and soon fight to get away from the maniac.

The Good News: When this one wanted, it had some good stuff. The mystery angle over the killer in here is a really nice touch, as there's a lot of well-done tricks done in here to throw doubt on the identity. The back-story, clues gathered from the chasing and all the personal history used manage to make it worthwhile as it casts a lot of doubt and is done really well. Even at the end, when it pulls them all out and really uses it's expectations to generate some good stuff from the mystery identity. Perhaps one of the film's best scenes, though, is the Bloody Murder game. Despite being a game played by kindergartners, there's some good stuff to this. Taking place at night in the middle of a forest is the best, offering up plenty of suspense as they travel through the fog-enshrouded tree-lines, and with the trampled twigs and leaves giving off a sense of isolation, and the sequence where the prank comes out and is revealed generates some tension, especially with the killer emerging from behind the trees of the unsuspecting victim makes it really nice. The scene detailing the theory about the killing over the course of activity while a movie distracts the others is also a novel idea brilliantly executed. This one also works nicely for the incorporation of the campground setting slasher. From the scenes of them in the camp setting up their own to the different ways they get interrupted by the killer's actions, with the camp setting and the way it plays out like the older slashers from before, there's a lot to like from how this one plays around with the camp-setting. The last plus here is the fact that the film has a really strong finale. From the twist at the lake where the killer is revealed to the way it still uses the identity-twists to the action-packed chase through the woods and the confrontations all come through nicely, it all works nicely and come together for a satisfying conclusion. These here are the film's good points.

The Bad News: There was some considerable flaws to this one that hold it down. One of the biggest and most obvious is the fact that, as a slasher, this one considerably lacks many of the most basic requirements for a slasher film. The killer in here is a joke, on several levels. Besides having a mask that is a clear rip-off of another, more popular slasher mask and isn't even hid very well, the basic body design is a big step. The killer is scrawny, small and barely imposes any kind of physicality over the women, let alone the men. Though it's done that way to throw the identity into doubt, watching a killer running around who barely looks bigger than the women in a slasher doesn't really throw his terror into any good will. There's also the fact that killer has some of the lamest kills around. Impaling with a garden trowel in the back, shooting arrows into the back and stabbed with a knife off-screen are all we pretty much get in here, despite having more inventive knock-out scenes where one is whacked in the back of the head with an oar and a gunshot are used to knock them out but not to kill, and they would've helped some but not much, which here reveals two more big slasher-specific misses that this one has. The body count here is really atrocious, as all those kills comprise the film's entire amount of deaths, a paltry amount in here. This one really needed to knock off some more instead of leaving so many alive, which would've allowed for maybe a creative kill or two, and solved the other problem, the film's criminal lack of gore. These aren't bloody at all, and we really don't have too much at that when we get them. This one also could've used a little bit of nudity or a sex scene, as the one we get isn't revealing. These are the main slasher related flaws here, and in conjunction with the dull beginning because of the lack of kills to generate excitement, comprise all that's really wrong with the film.

The Final Verdict: While this does get entertaining at times, the fact that it really doesn't have all that many slasher motives manages to knock it down considerably. Really only recommended for the most hardcore, forgiving slasher fan or those that enjoy the backwoods sagas, while those who aren't should heed caution.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Violence and a clothed sex scene

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