Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Klown Kamp Massacre
Klown Kamp Massacre is a low budget killer clown slasher. Naturally blending the slasher genre with the clown lifestyle there is going to be some humor involved, but this isn't just some low-rent horror clown flick like we have all seen in the past. The cast and crew clearly worked their asses off to make this movie the best it could be and it really shows while watching.
Klown Kamp Massacre is about a group of upcoming clowns going to a clown boot camp of sorts to master their craft. Little do they know that just 15 years ago a clown named Edwin went insane after being humiliated onstage when a cellphone interruption ruined his chances of being successful in his art. After having his dreams smashed he went on a vicious, blood crazed rampage and vanished into obscurity. Due to the murders that took place there the camp was shut down immediately. With Bonzo's show being cancelled 15 years later he is forced to re-open the camp.
In the classic tradition of 80's slashers like Friday the 13th and Madman the story is told around campfire and turns out to be true, you all know the formula. It isn't long after than many of the campers are missing in action and the body count rises to an alarming number. The film is obviously a tribute of sorts to movies of this style but that is not to say that it is completely unoriginal. Klown Kamp Massacre definitely has it's own brand of humor that makes it a fresh viewing experience. With that being said the ending might throw some people off. The death scenes are pretty creative and funny. It isn't often you see the blood at a murder scene shaped like a smiley face. The gore is very well done and looks great which brings us to the next subject at hand, the production values. It is clear that the people involved not only did their best to make the film as good as possible but also to make the picture look as good as possible. This is a very professional looking release and it is obvious that they pulled out all the stops to make the movie work.
Overall Klown Kamp Massacre is an excellent flick. It's actually one of the best killer clown movies that comes to mind since Killer Klowns From Outer Space. This movie is one of those that just reminds you why you became a fan of independent films in the first place. There are plenty of little references that are easy to miss that make the movie good for multiple viewings. And did we mention there is a Lloyd Kaufman cameo? Yeah, check this one out.