MONSTERZERO NJ’S 25 SUMMER THEMED HORRORS!

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You Might Be The Killer gives us a fun, meta twist on the traditional camp set horror!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 25 SUMMER THEMED HORRORS!

Memorial Day WeekendĀ šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡øĀ is here and that means the start to the summer vacation season!ā€¦It also means camping, barbecuing, swimming, cabins in the woods, summer camp and maniacs in hockey masks! Halloween isn’t the only time of the year when things go bump in the night, as these 25 fright flicks prove! (ā€¦and no, I didn’t forget the cabin set Evil Dead films, they take place in theĀ fall!)

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A summer marina job is the least of his worries asĀ Ben might have a witch living next door in The Wretched! Ā Photo: IFC MIDNIGHT

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY FROM MONSTERZERO NJ!Ā šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡ø

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 20 SUMMER THEMED HORRORS!

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Are campers Constance (Deborah Benson) and Warren (Gregg Henry) being stalked by vicious mountain folk? Chances are good in Just Before Dawn!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 20 SUMMER THEMED HORRORS!

Memorial Day WeekendĀ šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡øĀ is here and that means the start to the summer vacation season!ā€¦It also means camping, barbecuing, swimming, cabins in the woods, summer camp and maniacs in hockey masks! Halloween isn’t the only time of the year when things go bump in the night, as these 20 fright flicks prove! (ā€¦and no, I didn’t forget the cabin set Evil Dead films, they take place in theĀ fall!)

To find the reviews for the films listed below, just type the title in the above right search engine!


A summer marina job is the least of his worries asĀ Ben might have a witch living next door in The Wretched! Ā Photo: IFC MIDNIGHT

 

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY FROM MONSTERZERO NJ!Ā šŸ‡ŗšŸ‡ø

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S CHEERLEADER HORRORS FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S CHEERLEADER HORRORS FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!

The pom pom carrying bewitched bad girls of All Cheerleaders Die.

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and what goes better with football than cheerleaders! And what sexy siren…other than the babysitter…goes better with horror than the cheerleader! So, here are some horrors about or featuring cheerleaders…and maybe a football player or two!

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Kelli Maroney packing heat in Night of the Comet!

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 SUMMER THEMED HORRORS!

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Camp counselor cutie Annie will never make it to Camp Crystal Lake in Friday the 13th

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 15 SUMMER THEMED HORRORS!

Memorial Day is here and that means the start to the summer vacation season!ā€¦It also means camping, Ā barbecuing, swimming, cabins in the woods and maniacs in hockey masks! Halloween isn’t the only time of the year when things go bump in the night, as these 15 fright flicks prove! (ā€¦and no, I didn’t forget the cabin set Evil Dead films, they take place in theĀ fall!)

 

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  1. Friday the 13th
  2. Friday the 13th Part 2
  3. Friday the 13th Part 3
  4. Friday the 13th:Ā The Final Chapter
  5. The Burning
  6. Just Before Dawn
  7. Sleepaway Camp
  8. Cheerleader Camp
  9. Madman
  10. Cabin Fever
  11. Cabin in the Woods
  12. Piranha 1978
  13. Piranha 3D
  14. Summer Camp
  15. Dark Summer

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A group of campers are upĀ sh*t’s creek inĀ The Burning!

-MonsterZero NJ

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TOMB OF NOSTALGIA: CHEERLEADER CAMP (1988)

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CHEERLEADER CAMP (1988)

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The only reason to really check out this 1988 slasher flick is…aside from abundant cheerleader action…a slew of familiar 80sĀ faces such asĀ Betsy Russell (Avenging Angel), Lucinda Dickey (Breakin’ 1 & 2), Playboy model Rebecca Ferratti, porn star-to-be Teri Weigel, George “Buck” Flower and 70s teen heartthrob Leif Garrett. The film is also a good example of how late 80s horrors were filmed with a more colorful look and far more humor than their early 80s counterparts. (read more about this here)

Simple story has emotionally fragile Alison (Russell) going to Camp Hurrah cheerleading camp for the summer. Soon after her arrival, there is an apparent suicide and people start disappearing. It finally becomes evident that someone is targeting cheerleader and counselors alike and there may be no escape for Alison and her friendsā€¦unless there is someĀ truth to her vivid dreams and Alison is the one her friends need to fear!

The only thing creepy about this slasher is that Leif Garrett is pushing 30 and his receding hairline makes him lookĀ far too old to pass himself off as a teenager. As directed by John Quinn, from a script by David Lee Fein and R.L. O’Keefe, this is a slow moving and very routine slasher. There is a long time between killings and despite a fair amount of suspects, very little tension or suspense. The film only really gets going in the last 10 minutes or so, and by then we’ve figured out who the killer is long before the last scene reveal. Sure there is a very attractive cast of cheerleaders, but the acting is pretty wooden all across the board and eye candy is more the purpose of the predominately female roster. The males are mostly there to be suspects or horn-dogs and the suspects are a little too obvious to actually be the real killer. There is some nice 80s nostalgia, too, but as a slasher, the body count is low and the gore moderate and only moderately effective. There is humor sprinkled throughout, but it doesn’t blend well as the rest of the film seems to be taking itself very seriously. The film is, for the most part, fairly forgettable if not for the nostalgia factor.

Overall, there isn’t too much to say about this flick. As a slasher it is very routine and generates little tension or suspense. As an 80s movieĀ there is plentiful nostalgia, especially due to a plethora of 80s B-Movie regulars. There is certainly a lot of eye candy from the nubile cast of models and BĀ levelĀ starlets, but as a movie, it’s not bad enough to be enjoyed on that level and definitely not very good as a legitimate slasher. If you are an 80s completest, like me, it’s worth a look, but don’t expect much.

-MonsterZero NJ

Rated 2 (out of 4) pom poms.

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