21 July 2024
Body Count (1987)
87 min.
Directed by Ruggero Deodato.
With David Hess, Bruce Penhall, Mimsy Farmer, Luisa Maneri, Nicola Farron, Andrew Lederer, Stefano Madia, John Steiner, Nancy Brilli.
Passable Italian slasher from genre director Ruggero Deodato (1979's grossout Cannibal Holocaust).

Troubled couple Robert (Hess) and Julia (Farmer) run a campground supposedly set atop an ancient Indian burial site. So when a rowdy group of visiting young campers begin to meet death one by one at the hands of a blade wielding killer, could a shaman boogeyman be to blame?

This okay stalk pic is clearly inspired by the best of the Friday the 13th franchise; but while it ticks off the bodies in rapid fashion, Count never really manages the frenzied hysteria necessary for a genre gem.

Horror regular Farmer and exploitation baddie Hess are a joy to see together. Question: why does everyone gravitate towards that grimy ass bathhouse? Stay away!

Also known as Camping del terrore.

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