Camping del Terrore (1986)

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Italian director Ruggero Deodato is best known for his notorious Cannibal Holocaust and the brutal action film Inferno in Diretta. In this derivative slasher entry, Deodato shows very little of the vicious realism which distinguished those films. A group of average teenagers vacation at a campground run by the vituperative David Hess (Last House on the Left) and his wife (Mimsy Farmer). The teens are murdered one by one by an unseen killer, and the massacre turns out to be the result of Farmer's adulterous affair with local policeman Charles Napier years before, which caused her son to go insane. The main attraction of this film is its cast, which also includes horror veterans John Steiner and Ivan Rassimov, because although Deodato generates a fair amount of suspense in the murder scenes, the effect is weakened by the overly familiar structure. Hess and Farmer are typically strong leads and Napier is at his two-faced best, but Camping del Terrore remains one of Deodato's least interesting films.



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