Cannibal Campout (1988)

Genres - Horror  |   Sub-Genres - Slasher Film  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Cavett Binion

This cheap, direct-to-video gorefest owes what little inspiration it can muster to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The plot involves a cluster of bad actors on a weekend camping trip who are set upon by a band of cannibalistic crackers hoping to stock up on fresh human carcasses in preparation for a long winter. To this end, the deformed yokels (one of whom sports a jet pilot's headgear for some unexplained reason) begin hacking, sawing and bludgeoning away at the youths with a variety of farm implements. Surprisingly, chainsaws do not come into play, although the omission was more likely a budgetary constraint than an attempt to avoid outright plagiarism. Little more than a prolonged excuse to sling blood and entrails across the screen, this amateurish effort is enlivened only slightly by a deranged performance by redneck comic Richard Marcus, whose hideously incoherent babbling should give viewers some indication of the filmmakers' general state of mind.



maniac, camp, cannibal, coed, orphan, stalking