A group of kids break down while driving down a remote forest road. After a disturbing night alone in the woods, they stumble upon Camp Hiawatha in full swing and packed with seemingly happy teenagers. However, the teens and the camp itself are strangely trapped back in 1981. The clothes, the music, the hair, and the attitudes are 24 years back in time. The campers are forced to relive the same day and night over and over again. The night when a silent killer stalked the camp silencing campers and counselors one by one. The kids from the present struggle to understand and help the teens from 1981 break free of the curse. Working together both time-periods begin to learn about the different worlds from which they come and what it will take for all of them to survive. Written by
I normally avoid straight to DVD horror/slasher films, but after reading the back of the DVD at movie outpost and seeing that this film dared to go deeper than "4 stereotypes get lost and die" Not much deeper mind you, I decided it was enough to warrant a rental.
Hidden inside this film is actually something that, given the right budget (buy some microphones, please) and a good script doctoring, could revitalize the slasher genre and bring it back into the mainstream. People love gore, and people love time travel...and twists, people really like twists nowadays.
As far as the 'twists' go, I'm not saying this film will have you guessing till the end...it wont. Because you won't think that you will need to guess. You'll think the film makes it so obvious who the killer is that there is no reason to consider otherwise. But fo real, yo. It ain't like that.
Acting...there are actors and actresses in this movie...It's a slasher...what do you expect? Matt Dallas and Kyle Lupo had the most (only) compelling(ish) characters...and Jon Flemming was really good at being smarmy.
The script is pretty much filled with run of the mill B-movie fodder, but the interesting concept behind the poorly written dialog managed to keep me interested.
The kills in this movie are pretty much your average slasher film deaths like stabbing, choking, and chopping. One death however, shines in this film, and I think the entire genre. Involving a stall door, an arrow, and some nails. Think Passion of the Christ meets Saw.
Though the final moments when everything came together were pretty satisfying, a few lame main-character deaths and a cop-out 'THE END...?' ending sort of let me down.
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