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CAESAR & OTTO’S SUMMER CAMP MASSACRE (2009)
Written and directed by Dave Campfield
Starring Dave Campfield, Paul Chomicki, Felissa Rose, Joe Estevez and Brinke Stevens
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Mixing horror and comedy isn’t always successful. I recently reviewed TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL and found that film to be a perfect balance between the two genres. In that film, the comedy complimented the horror and both were of the highest caliber. Though CAESAR & OTTO’S SUMMER CAMP MASSACRE’s budget may be considerably lower than TUCKER & DALE, it does have a number of fun of gore and mayhem.
An effeminate man (writer/director Dave Campfield) and his oafish brother (Paul Chomicki) end up playing camp counselors in the woods and also run into genre stars Felissa Rose (Angela from SLEEPAWAY CAMP) and scream queen Brinke Stevens. Oh, and Joe Estevez, brother of Martin Sheen, shows up to maniacally laugh throughout the film. There’s a bit of mystery. Someone’s killing folks and it’s up to Caesar and Otto to bumble about and somehow solve the case.
While the comedy hits its mark a little over half of the time, I did find myself laughing out loud during certain moments of the film. It tried to make me laugh a lot more, but a lot of the lines delivered by the stars were groaners. There are quite a few fun moments at gore and a lot of the lines like the one about HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY in the trailer below indicate that this is a film from fans of horror. If you’re a fan of horror, you’re more likely to both get the in jokes and laugh at them. As is, CAESAR & OTTO’S SUMMER CAMP MASSACRE is a low budgeter with an obvious bleeding heart for the genre that will cause the funny bone to twinge more often than not.