Archive for July 25th, 2010

Spirit Camp

by on Jul.25, 2010, under Daily Review

Beautiful glossy sweet movie of cheerleaders, blood and gore. This film is everything that you can expect and more. It’s cool, sleek, witty, neat and enjoyable to watch in a teen slasher kinda way.

Basic plot involves a group of teens heading off for summer camp. Once arrived, they soon discover that a crazy madman has escaped from a local secure (or un-secure) prison and the body-count begins to mount up. Yes, this is the original obvious plot, but its produced as a pure homage to all that has come before, looks great and really is a fun film to watch.

When I say obvious, I really mean it. Basically, every time someone steps out of one of the chalets or into the woods, into a shower, they are sliced up. ‘So, if it’s so obvious, why is it good?’ I hear you cry. This film is produced with such love an attention, fine detail and witty perfect script, it’s impossible not to watch. I’m presuming it was filmed on HD Camera, but it’s gloriously lit and colourful to the eye. The cast are all great too. Great to see Julin again (after another fav of this project, the Final) real screen presence and great comic timing. Roxy Vandiver is good, kinda in the lead here, but totally overshadowed by Julin. Brandon Smith and Amy Morris both offer sterling performances. Credence to Kerry Beyer, as writer, director, DP and actor for getting a great performance out of such a young cast whilst shooting a great lookin’ film.

One of the best of this project so far.

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