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Camp Dread (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 19 May 2014 (UK)
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The "Summer Camp" horror trilogy was one of the most popular franchises of the 1980s. However, the decade ended and so did director/writer Julian Barrett's career. Now Barrett has a plan to... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Julian
Danielle Harris ... Donlyn
Felissa Rose ... Rachel
Joe Raffa ... Novak
Montana Marks ... Katie
Davy Raphaely ... Vinny
Gnomi Gre Gnomi Gre ... Missy
Alexander Mandell Alexander Mandell ... Matty
Ashley Sumner Ashley Sumner ... Sarah
Angel Anthony Marrero ... Calvin (as Angel Valerio)
Nicole Cinaglia ... Adrienne
Kyle Patrick Brennan Kyle Patrick Brennan ... Jerry
Angel R. Sanchez II Angel R. Sanchez II ... Ming (as Angel Sanchez)
Brian Gallagher ... John Hill
Tommy Sztubinski Tommy Sztubinski ... Michael
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The "Summer Camp" horror trilogy was one of the most popular franchises of the 1980s. However, the decade ended and so did director/writer Julian Barrett's career. Now Barrett has a plan to resurrect "Summer Camp" in a modern reboot that entails using a reality show as its template and source of fundraising. Should it succeed Barrett would once again be at the helm. Bringing together an eclectic group of young "contestants" as well as his former stars Rachel Steele and John Hill, Barrett seems to have put together a sure fire recipe for success. Then people start dying. For real. And "elimination" takes on a whole new meaning as "Dead.tv" clearly shows the slasher film has grown up. Written by Harrison Smith

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English

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19 May 2014 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Effort, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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The film was shot at a real summer camp in the Poconos of Pennsylvania. See more »

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Not Good, But It Was A Fun Viewing
7 July 2014 | by chrismackey1972See all my reviews

I gave this movie 5 stars because I thought it was a fun, entertaining movie. With most of the movies in the horror/slasher genres being almost unwatchable, this was actually a treat. Not once did I feel like turning it off.

Eric Roberts is always a fantastic actor, and he did a great job as a washed up director who's trying to make a comeback.

Danielle Harris, who's only in the movie for five minutes - at the most - was good in her cameo type role as the sheriff.

Nicole Cinaglia is a definite scream queen, and she did a good job on the role of Adrienne.

The rest of the cast was good enough for what was required of them. In a movie like this, you have to expect most - if not all - are going to die, so I guess the writers felt there wasn't much point in layering their characters with any real development. Since there was a sizeable amount of people in this, I'm guessing the writers didn't want to waste screen time fleshing out that many characters. It would've been nice had they done it for at least a few though.

If you love the slasher genre, I'd advise you to watch this. As I said in my headline, it's not good, but it is fun, and it deserves to be seen. Enjoy! :D


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