Thursday, June 23, 2016

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Sequels: Camp Blood 5

Hey there guys and dolls. I bet you thought we were done for the week of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Sequels and well you were wrong. I rooted through this cinema diaper pail of evil and pulled this festering ball of stink out just for you. Um was that too descriptive?  Yeah that was vicious and I will tone it down.  Anyway this particular masterpiece is the continuation of previous works...with lesser dialogue...a minuscule budget...possibly even a clown. Okay it is more Camp Blood. I know, I know. It's like the Godfather of horror films. You think you are finally done with it and then it pulls you back. This is Camp Blood 5.

All-night kegger, right?  Oh, gonna kill a guy. k.

Back in the hands of Dustin Ferguson (Doll Killer, Die Sister, Die!, Gloved Murderess, Cheerleader Camp: To the Death and Invitation to Die) we continue the saga of Raven (Schuylar Craig of Blood Claws, Camp Blood 4, Blood Model and The Amityville Legacy) as it appears to be three months after the massacre of her friends, the cops have found neither hide nor hair of them and are starting to wonder if these folks were ever even real... nah I was kidding on that last part.  Raven with the help of her friends Jenn(Jennifer Mill of Camp Blood 5) and Kerrie (Kerrie Waybright Smith of Shivers Down Your Spine: A Christmas Horror Story, Remission, Invitation to Die and Camp Blood 5) are attempting to piece the events together and track down our dastardly clown and cram vengeance up his noise hole.  

So yeah margaritas sound great.  Cya at 7.

Now you get the vibe that these films 4 and 5 were shot back to back and I would guess offhand there was a limited time and budget to contend with but that being said, I have seen larger scaled films with their "A" list drag butt for continuity or re-shoot after re-shoot and while this is a smaller film, it isn't bad.

Yes the dialogue is not genius but find me a slasher film that made people so realistic aside from Tobe Hooper's original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. My only real critique is exposure needs work and have some portable floodlights for night shoots. Also cheapy focusing lamp lanterns are about $20 and you can hang them wherever you need to and keep them out of frame. Boom.
No this is not Ferguson's showpiece but I think he is getting his sea legs for horror and it is evolving. He is on his way. Might want to consider story boards for gore gags and possibly a co-writer to collaborate with but all in all, not a bad start.

Okay the genius behind these flicks is picking up from Blood Slaughter and not the original three so aside from a clown mask and blades, nothing else including location. Shot in Lincoln Nebraska primarily on a shoestring budget the effects for both Camp Blood 4 and 5 was through Wetworks SFX in Omaha rigging prosthetic latex, blood gore gags and splatter effects as well as prop blades. So go local biz!!!

Guess where this is going, clown boy!