Monday, January 21, 2013

Body Count (1986, Ruggero Deodato)

Ruggero Deodato - director of the notoriously sleazy and violent jungle-exploit masterpiece "Cannibal Holocaust" - didn't really make the hearty transition into the 80s 'slasher' scene like you'd imagine. "Body Count" is very disappointing.
A group of camping young people are picked off by, what is believed to be, an old Indian Shaman type of curse. David Hess pops up here and there as the guy setting up traps around the woods to catch the killer. There's also some shit involving his floosie wife having an affair with the local sheriff, played by Charles Napier...
The kill scenes are relatively weak and the rubber-masked killer is forgettable. The movie is just very uninspired and dull looking. Not unwatchable, but if you're looking for 80s slasher flicks, there's plenty more worthwhile options out there. Deodato really phoned this one in, it seemed.

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