I was expecting something completely different with this one. It’s far more innocent than I expected, but has some vicious undertones and shocking connotations. For the most part, the film looks like an afternoon drama, but at various moments, we have some brutal events.
The film is set in a summer camp. The new director is a bit of a god worshipping dictator who soon gets on the wrong side of the kids. The kids are of various ages which makes this film stand out fro other summer camp style movies that mainly focus on teens. Here we have some very little fellas looking up to the older kids who take control of the camp after a run in with Director Warren (Chuck Connors). The kids cause a riot and revolution with Franklin (Charlie Stratton) taking control, taking the law into his own hands with some brutal results.
The cast are great. Some real good youngsters, Adam Carl is a little star. Then we have Harold Pruett and Stuart Rogers, not forgetting Melissa Reeves. This is not the usual Camp movie which focuses on a killer in the woods. Here we have dangerous minds controlling youth and dealing with issues in archaic manor. The film tackles murder, rape and abuse, all difficult due to the style of the film which plays more like a drama. There are some other shocking scenes, the cooking of a young pig, still alive over an open fire; although nothing is shown, it’s a nasty thought and reinforces what’s going on in these kids minds.