Hot women, some gore, a killer in a mask that looks like Michael Jackon, and BOOBIES!
Spirit Camp (2009)
Directed By: Kerry Beyer (Puree)
The adds I seen for Spirit Camp said “Bring It On meets Friday the 13th” and you know, that’s actually not a very bad way to describe what you get when you watch Spirit Camp! However I am not a fan of Bring It On (However I do love the ladies in those movies) so I’d say this is well above and beyond that..
Oddly enough this movie tops several of the entries into the Friday the 13th easily as well so what we have here in a movie that you people may not want to sleep on at all..
When a street smart “goth girl” (Roxy Vandiver) is forced to attend cheerleader camp as part of her rehabilitation from a juvenile correction facility, she clashes with the “popular girls,” and finds herself embroiled in a bitter rivalry with the bitchy ringleader Rachel (Julin). But when members of the spirit squad start turning up dead, the girls must put aside their differences and struggle to survive the murderous rage of a crazed psycho-killer lurking among them!
To be perfectly honest this movie does start off with a bit of a goofy over the top feel and vibe to it. At first you’d almost suspect you were watching one of those over the top goofy horror films that makes fun of every other horror film. However, once things get settled in you realize what you got here is a pretty fun old school style slasher that brings blood and boobs! So hey! What’s not to like? I mean you people reading are horror fans right? You gotta like blood and boobs!
Now as a result of the comedy you have some jokes that work and others that don’t. You also have a film that pays tribute and has a few “wink wink” moments at other classic horror films. We are in the woods at a camp like Friday the 13th but we have one person named Miss Haddenfield, we have a Loomis Lake, and we have a killer running around in a Michael Mask..Michael Jackson that is. So you tell me who’s bad? WAIT!! Scratch that..I mean you tell me who can’t appreciate this sorta over the top stuff?
The acting isn’t bad at all and while the characters may crutch themselves on too much of a gimmick it doesn’t hurt things much. Also, don’t let the funny stuff fool you, take a listen to what the people in this movie are saying, it’s a lot smarter than it looks. A major plus for me was while it may be a bit of a throwback to the slashers it doesn’t always play by the old school rules..Which is GREAT in my book!
If you want a straight up horror you may want to look elsewhere. If you can handle some funny (hit and miss that is) mixed in with your horror topped off with a little gore and hot women running around in very little then you may want to rush on over to the web-site for this film and snag it! It’s not flawless by any means what so ever, but it did find it pretty funny and strangely entertaining.
Well if you run over to the web site for this movie you can pick up either the regular DVD which I believe would be well worth the price they are asking or if you want something a little extra you can pay a little more and get a signed pair of panties with your DVD! And no I have no clue if they’ve been worn for all you freaks out there but I wouldn’t think so.
But as far as THE movie goes, it’s fun! Very much worth a watch.
The Rating (6.5/10)