From the depths of summer slasher flicks arises Bloody Murder, a film that has been touted both as trademark infringement and as a boring spectacle but, in actuality, is neither. Instead, it is something of a fun-loving oddity, one that doesn't immerse the screen in blood, nudity, and a sometimes sensible plotline, and that seems drawn into jovial moodswings because of the things other movies before it have done. While there is indeed a killer running rampant with a hockey mask and a chainsaw without a working blade/garden claw/yard dart set/other utensils, it was meant to be a mockery of those wonderful traditions that brought us our Sleepaway Camps, Friday the 13ths, and so many others. Even the campground they are at, Placid Pines, echo that mentality.
The story begins with tales of Trevor Moorehouse, the local campground bogeyman, and the feats of horror he has inflicted upon the populous. Still, our instructors laugh these bits of folklore off, looking forward to having the time of their lives as most local people do - working through the generations at camp Placid Pines. When our initial five arrive upon the scene, they are greeted by four others - a boss, two people they don't know, and another they seeming hate - and everything seems like a funfilled experience. That all changes, however, when they decide to play a little game of "it" they call Bloody Murder one night and the people, one by one, begin disappearing throughout the days.
If you are someone that requires more than a "who done it" mixed into your almost bloodless Bloody Murder, you might want to simply rent this film and not take your chances. Still, if you do like your bodies cold, your campgrounds desolate, and your
humor a little violent, its well worth a look.
To note, the DVD is a bit barren but does have a feature allowing you to skip to any death, amusing me to no end in the process.