'Deadly Camp' VCD cover

The Deadly Camp 1999


Director: Bowie Lam

Producer: Wong Jing

Stars: Anthony Wong, Lai Chun, Winnie Leung, Samuel Leung, Lam Chi Sin

A group of pretty young kids head to a deserted island for a weekend of camping, but the island's resident lunatic family has other plans for them. This is an effective little horror movie in the vein of Friday the 13th and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. It's nothing great, but it works as a slasher movie, with a few truly creepy moments that should please fans of other HK horror movies like The Untold Story. There are two stumbling blocks in the film, though. The soundtrack -- an integral part of movies like this -- is pretty horrible. Blaring hard-rock doesn't really lend any sense of suspense and tends to take away the emphasis from what's going on. Also, the movie really isn't all that bloody. You might think a slasher movie where the killer's favorite weapon is a chainsaw would have buckets of blood, but, alas, that's not the case here.


A review of the VCD for this movie can be found here

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