Decampitated

Seven friends camping in the woods encounter a dangerous psychopath.
Feel-Good
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1998
Feature Film
Realism: 
Plausible
Stalker: 
Hunter
Sneaker
2
Campy as fuck!
3.04
2
2
3.04
1
2
2
Ambiance
Photography
Effects
The first thing this movie establishes is that its characters are retarded... Troma Entertainment retarded. Part of the cast understands what this involves; those who haven’t seen The Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke 'Em High, or Troma’s war learn as they go. There’s not an ounce of chemistry and cohesion between these characters, and no one here is getting an Oscar.
This whodunit slasher makes the common mistake of turning suspects into brutes, when they probably aren’t the killer. I hate that. The dialogue is only surpassed in mediocrity by those abysmal stock sound effects. Watching Decampitated requires dedication and marijuana. Spacing out makes this disaster go by faster. It’s not a movie I’d suggest for a first date. You’ll never get that second date.
Mike Hart plays Garrett, the life of the party. He’s the most Tromaesque character. He gets all the attention. Decampitated is awful, but it has a few qualities worth mentioning. First, it’s a feel-good movie. Second, the kills are imaginative. Third, the effects aren’t too shabby. Gore is abundant. The bad? Poor photography, framing, performances, and substandard editing.
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