Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Memorial Valley Massacre

I got delayed a bit on Friday as I was watching Torchwood: Miracle Day, so I didn't get a chance to check out this gem until Saturday evening. I got it on a Brentwood dvd set that I'm finally going through, initially only watching the two blind dead films on it. I was missing out on a lot and I can only hope the others are this good.

The basic premise of the story revolves around a brand new campground that is opening on Memorial Day. Unfortunately, there have been some strange happenings around the site and soon those happening escalate to murder. Also, they're being perpetrated by a caveman-like hermit. Honest. Anyhow, quite a few people up and leave right at the beginning, leaving us with our cast that ranges from likable, like the hero and his love interest, to despicable, which would be a rude little fat kid who steals things. Throw in some horny campers, bikers and some ex-military folk and have a dynamite mix.

Memorial Valley Massacre teeters on that fine edge of greatness and crap. Some of the characters are honest, simple sorts. Others are rather ludicrous, resulting in some fine moments like the impromptu cocktease dance in the rain (to no music!). Then there's the caveman. Much like feral kid from the Road Warrior all grown up, the caveman stalks and hunts his prey and is prone to sudden fits of smashing things. He doesn't like dogs or campers very much and hates ATVs. Also, he might try to get a little boob grab in when he's attacking you. A caveman has needs, I guess.

If you're looking for the best slasher set in a campground on Memorial Day in Memorial Valley, look no further. Watch it with some friends and get your drink on and you have a good and short way to kill some time. The kills are decent too, with some spears through the chest, some neck breaking, explosions, an axe to the chest and even death by pickup truck. Check it out.

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