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'Camp Blood Trilogy'
(Jennifer Ritchkoff, Michael Taylor (VIII), et al / DVD / R / (2005) 2006 / Razor Digital)

Overview: Ten years ago a series of brutal murders rocked peaceful, isolated Camp Blackwood. The killer was never caught and the camp, renamed "Camp Blood" by the locals, was never reopened. Ignorant of the camp's terrible history, two young couples visit Camp Blood. And they soon realize that they are not alone. In '2' the only survivoe - now signed into an insane asylum for murder goes back to face their horrific memory in search of answers. In '3' a new reality show invites five brave soulds to send theniht at Camp Blood!

DVD Verdict: OK, let's get this straight from the start: These "Camp Blood" films are hands down some of the worst/best C-Movies I've ever seen in my entire life! They are badly acted, badly directed messes, but are very entertaining if you're into that sort of thing! 'Camp Blood' (1999) tells the tale of two couples and their guide that go into the woods for a weekend of camping and hiking, but are set upon by a person wearing a clown mask that has apparently been haunting the woods for several years now. It was shot on video rather than film on a budget that appears to be of upwards of $200-$300; 'Camp Blood 2' (2000) carries the story on as one year later and Trish (who survived the massacre) is now in an insane asylum. One day a sleazy director comes to her saying that he's making a movie about her story and he wants her to be the creative consultant. She agrees and they head off to the woods to shoot the film, only to find out that last year's events are repeating themselves. This film was also shot on video. The only distinction between 'Camp Blood' 1 & 2 is that in part 2 the actors are even worse! 'Camp Blood 3: Within The Woods' (2005) is all about some rich TV producer who decides to shoot a reality show in the same spot that the infamous murders took place several years ago. The contestants show up and so does the killer clown. This time they shot on film, so it looks a little better than the previous two, but it's arguably even worse. The acting and dialogue is horrible and there are loads of continuity issues. Oh, and there's some insanely ugly woman taking her clothes off too. Oh sh*t, come on ... they're all really awful with the first one being the best of the three. The gore is pretty decent, proving anyone can do convincing looking make-up FX as long as they study the early work of Tom Savini long enough. These movies are best enjoyed with a bowl of popcorn and a bunch of your friends ready to rip them apart.