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Director: Matt Frame
Cast: Dave Peniuk, Angela Galanopoulos, Darren Andrichuk
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Runtime: 82 minutes

Slasher movies can often be predictable. You can usually count on there being a lot of grisly murders, a mysterious killer, and a final girl who will save the day. Director Matt Frame knows a genre in need of some satire when he sees it. Camp Death III in 2D! (2018) is his hilarious response…

In the movie, Todd (Dave Peniuk) opens a camp for a group of needy mental outpatients. What could possibly go wrong? Well, it’s not called Camp Death for nothing! These woods belong to Johann Van Damme, and he’ll kill anyone who steps foot in them.

Dave Peniuk from The Evil in Us (2016) is likeable, sensitive, and quite weird as our man Todd. Angela Galanopoulos is endearing and just as strange as the troubled Rachel. Darren Andrichuk from 3 Hours till Dead (2016) is enjoyably wacky, and Katherine Alpen is always funny.

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The film also features Emma Docker from Peelers (2016), Gerald Varga and Chris Allen from GGG: One Night Stab (2013), Hans Potter from The Valley of the Rats (2017), and Jason Asuncion from Killers in the Forest (2012). That’s a lot of indie alumni in one place!

This horror-comedy is a wacky mishmash of silly hijinks, movie parodies, one-off gags, and extremely goofy skits. The film basically follows the formula set by Friday the 13th (1979) and its sequels, but there’s a little Sleepaway Camp (1983) in there as well.

The film is mostly reminiscent of Friday the 13th Part 5: A New Beginning (1985) in particular. It’s really a lot like Airplane (1980) for the horror crowd. There are a bunch of crazy scenes with a nutty squirrel puppet that will also conjure up memories of Caddyshack (1980).

A funny parody of the speeder chase from Return of the Jedi (1983) is another one of the film’s many highlights. The music is really dramatic and decidedly playful at times. The movie also makes great use of classical music in some choice scenes.

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Actually, there are way too many movie references for me to mention here. It was hard to keep track of them all! The film relentlessly bombards you with them as it goes marching merrily along…

There were many times when I had no clue what was going on. In the end, even the characters aren’t sure what’s happening! The screwy digital effects will also help to lull you into a pleasantly confused state. It’s probably best to simply relax and enjoy the on-going shenanigans…

Camp Death III in 2D! launches thousands of jokes at you in an attempt to shock and awe. Even if a few of them miss, the others are devastatingly funny! My face hurts from laughing, or maybe it’s from that axe sticking out of my forehead…

– John Migliore

For more information on the film, check out the links below…

Official Trailer 

IMDb Page 

Facebook Page 

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