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Cannibal Campout (1988)

Unrated | | Horror | Video September 1988
Four teenagers on an outing in the woods are attacked by a trio of mutant cannibals.

Directors:

Tom Fisher, Jon McBride

Writer:

Jon McBride (original screenplay) (as John Rayl)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jon McBride Jon McBride ... Jon
Amy Chludzinski Amy Chludzinski ... Amy
Christopher A. Granger Christopher A. Granger ... Chris (as Christopher Granger)
Richard Marcus ... Rich - Cannibal
Gene Robbins Gene Robbins ... Gene - Lead Cannibal
Carrie Lindell Carrie Lindell ... Carrie
Joseph Salheb Joseph Salheb ... Joe - Disfigured Cannibal
Nancy Sciarra Nancy Sciarra ... Nancy, first victim
Ray Angelic Ray Angelic ... Ray - third victim
John Farrell John Farrell ... John - second victim
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Storyline

Amy and three friends go on a camping trip in the New Jersey woods only to have their trip interupted when they run into a trio of kill-crazy cannibal mountain men who proceed to taunt, stalk and kill them one by one until none are left. Written by Anonymous

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Friends don't let friends eat friends See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

Unrated

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Official Sites:

Jon McBride site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1988 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The entire film was shot on a VHS-handheld camcorder. See more »

Quotes

Rich: [after killing Carrie] Soup's on!
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Referenced in Back to the Farm: The Making of 'Splatter Farm' (2007) See more »

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Lyrics and music by Chuck Maithonis and Jon McBride
Performed by Chuck Maithonis, Jon McBride, Christopher A. Granger, Steen Boldsen, and Jim Keyes
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Reflections on Cannibal Campout
20 November 2006 | by tomndebbeSee all my reviews

Hi All-- To be honest, I am not a B-Horror Movie person, until I was involved in the making of one. If you have read this far you must be an aficionado of the Banal, the Bad, the Bs....But they are fun to watch aren't they?

I assisted Jon McBride in the direction and coordination of this made-to-video classic. This was Jon's brainchild, and he did a lot of hard work to make it all happen. I enjoyed my part behind the camera creating scenes from the screenplay with what we had to work with. Many of the death scenes I made up on the spot, going by what Jon had in mind, then using what was available to do my best. I "made up" (without spoiling) a number of the death scenes off the top of my head, and often hand-held the camera, which at first appalled my co-workers, but I got pretty steady as time went on. I felt the hand-held feel gave me more mobility and was less restrictive than being glued to a tripod. This movie was shot with a camcorder in the woods, with no budget to speak of. I think we did some pretty good work here all things considered, and to think it is important enough to have warranted a DVD release is simply amazing in a lot of ways. The cast was very dedicated and unpaid in any way. Everyone showed up faithfully , gave up weekends for most of a summer, suffered through warm clothes to maintain continuity as the temperatures rose. Most people don't realize what goes into any film project, but here on its simplest terms, many hours were spent....I recall we had 6 two hour VHS tapes of footage--12 hours that was edited down to a 90 minute running time. I always enjoyed "Bad" movies, the fact that they are bad makes them entertaining on their own level. We more or less wanted this to be enjoyed as a bad movie. We wanted viewers to scream at their TV sets telling the campers how dumb they are. We purposely borrowed from other horror genres, both as an homage and for potential viewers to groan to themselves while quietly snickering.

I could write a lot here, and felt bad I could not make the commentary filming for the DVD, but I was unavailable on short notice at the time. But in closing I want to thank Jon McBride, Amy Chludzinski, Gene Robbins, Richard Marcus, Carrie Lindell, Christopher A. Granger, Joseph Salheb and the rest of the cast and crew who all worked so hard.

I can't wait for the DVD--I will buy one myself to see all the great extras.

Best Regards to all as I am proud to stand in the company of Edward D. Wood Jr., who was an inspiration to us all....

Tom Fisher


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