Thursday, October 15, 2015

Sequels Rebound: Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp


Welcome back gang for Day 3 Sequels Rebound and we moved out of later 80s and early 90s to 2003 for a delightful romp of Summer Camp goodness to arrange campers to repair and maintain the camp but what could ever happen? With the isolation, next to no human contact what is the likelihood that Tracy (Katy Woodruff of Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp,The Gallows Tree) having nightmares of her lost brother warning her of the camp. This is Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp.

Cupid's got a chainsaw in: Heartache in the Cross Sections!!!













Placid Pines camp is open for business in spite of the horrors of the previous film...er I mean incidents surrounding the years as the kids are 3 days away from closing up when strange yet familiar happenings occur. The kids tell the tell of Trevor Moorhouse...insert Jason Vorhees tragedy with let's make Jason a tattle tale and disfigured and all that jazz and now Trevor roams the woods seeking revenge for how he was wronged.  Rick, the caretaker (Arthur Benjamin of Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp) is almost done getting the place ship shape and closed for the season. He has his problem children and horn dogs but overall no issues but his new hire has left suddenly...almost like he was brutally murdered with a machete and rock.

Sheriff Bumbles (John Colton of Van Wilder: Party Liasion, The Day After Tomorrow, The Invasion and Soldiers) informs the kids that it is probably a prank but he will leave one of his deputies to co-ordinate and look around in case of trouble. Two of the camp have left due to the urban legend of Moorhouse and stereotypical superstitious Juanita (Virginia Medoza of Bloody Murder 2:Closing Camp) has done the sacred time honored tradition of Crazy Ralph warning to no avail.

Elvis, what does token mean?












With the cliches and tropes mounting up with have sensitive guy that can't get laid by the good girl who has issues of loss of sibling so he prowls around to girl with loose morals. The Sheriff is handling a few of the murders that already happened and not really busting his ass to solve this plight. With lock down of the camp with the Sheriff and his whole two deputies I don't see anything wrong in the foreseeable future. With exception of poor Elvis (Raymond Novarro Smith of Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp, How Did You Feel?) getting stabbed and splattered across the walls.

All evidence points to Tracy's boyfriend Mike (Kelly Gunning of Undressed, Unsolved Mysteries, Leela and Bloody Murder 2: Closing Camp) on that tight camera feed Elvis set up and it looks bad for Mike. Is the curse of Trevor Moorhouse a myth??? Where they mythstaken?? Is it Myth or Mister?




A few side-notes on the film now.

The flashback sequences are all hand held, and steady hands I might add. Using one camera for blocking with a decent orchestral soundtrack with some practical effects in different gore gags. Of our cast, the only person I recognize is Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man,Thristy, Blood Oath, Chainsaw Cheerleaders, Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula and The Maladjusted) playing tough girl with feelings yet again but still a fun addition. So this film is vastly superior to the original but loaded with slasher cliché goodness that we all hold dear.

The safety word is pickles.  Because Pickles is a big boy.