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The Campground (2013)

In 1980 a mother took her son to get a present on his 10th birthday. They went to an old abandoned Campground: Little Farm on the River. She took him to an old camper and asked him to step ... See full summary »

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Roman Jossart
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Casey Weber Casey Weber ... Kevin
Anna Love Anna Love ... Heidi
Roman Jossart Roman Jossart ... Brandon
Erin Martin Erin Martin ... Sally
Michael Windholtz Michael Windholtz ... Justin
Shantell Johnson Shantell Johnson ... Megan
Christopher Mosier Christopher Mosier ... Michael
Clay Orem Clay Orem ... Billy
Char Stone Char Stone ... Brooklyn
Shane Jossart Shane Jossart ... Charlie Varsin / Ty
Deirdre Helms Deirdre Helms ... Kathleen
Brandon Prewitt Brandon Prewitt ... Deputy Wes Brown
Lydia Bender Lydia Bender ... Laurie
Jennifer Parker Jennifer Parker ... Haley Varsin
Payton Lyon Payton Lyon ... Young Charlie Varsin
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In 1980 a mother took her son to get a present on his 10th birthday. They went to an old abandoned Campground: Little Farm on the River. She took him to an old camper and asked him to step inside, once he did she reached out and grabbed a screwdriver sitting on the counter and began stabbing him over and over again. Now 30 years later a group of friends decide to go down to the campground to celebrate a birthday party, but the mood soon changes when people start turning up dead. Will the the teens be able to check out or stay at camp permanently Written by Roman Jossart

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This Season The Campground is open!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$3,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,930, 17 October 2013, Limited Release
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Studio 605, Sydso Media See more »
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Dolby Stereo

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Color
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The movie was filmed at an actual campground called "Elsen's Little Farm on the River" and was open every night of filming, so the production crew had a tough task of making it look abandoned. See more »

Goofs

When Billy and Brooklyn arrive at the campground they leave their car and walk away to use the restroom. As the camera follows Billy you can see the boom pole in the reflection of the car. See more »

Crazy Credits

Director Roman Jossart's girlfriend Kara Ridner is credited as "Movie Mom" in the end credits. See more »

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Features Hatchet (2006) See more »

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My American Darling
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MOVIE REVIEW: The Campground (2013)
3 November 2014 | by dravenmcnealSee all my reviews

This indie film is the brainchild of Roman Jossart and Brandon Prewitt, two local filmmakers from Indiana and Ohio who have an appreciation for old school horror. The synopsis of this film is your basic throwback slasher from the 80's, but once the movie starts it's anything but basic. This is one of the best indie slasher movies I seen in a long time, upon viewing you wouldn't think that this was the directorial debut of Roman Jossart. During the opening credits we see and get a feel of what the rest of the film has in store for us, a full on fest full of scares, laughter and blood.

The film opens up with a couple heading on a weekend retreat with some friends to celebrate a friend's birthday at a near abandoned Campground: Little Farm on the River....they never make it. As the night continues on, their friend Brandon (played by director & writer Roman Jossart) introduces them to the Legend of Charlie Varsin. Thinking it's a story and unbeknownst that 30 years earlier an actual young boy named Charlie Varsin was viciously murdered on the same grounds where they are staying. As the night continues, their party comes to an abrupt stop as each of the friends have to survive the night from the "ghost of Charlie Varsin (played brilliantly by Shane Jossart).

I have never had a local indie movie make me jump out of my seat before...& That's just the first 20 minutes of the movie. The writing style and cinematography are executed rather well. The subtle horror film homages are quite clever the way they are placed in the film. The story never lets up and in this day and age of where you have characters who just fill a page, you actually care about all the characters in this film all the way down to the cameo of Brandon Prewitt who plays Deputy Wes Brown.

The killer itself has a Jason Voorhees vibe which is apparent and pleasing to those who are fans of old school horror. The kills are great and well done & the weapon of choice isn't a machete or a Axe...it's a screwdriver which has it's own back story as well which plays well throughout till the ending epic battle sequence. I also wanna add watch all the credits as there is extra footage which is definitely worth checking out.

I purchased this film from their booth at Horrorhound in Indy & it was totally worth the purchase, I've watched it twice and recommend it to anyone who loves a good slasher story. I myself am looking forward for more from these guys.


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