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3.5 stars for good ol' cropsy the creepy caretaker
on February 16, 2009
Yet another 80's slasher flick featuring special fxs by the now nearly obsolete Tom Savini. A thinner, hairier Jason Alexander also has a substantial role in this one.
Basic plot: Campers play a practical joke on a creepy caretaker leading to his horrific disfigurement when the joke goes awry. Said caretaker, badly burned, escapes from the hospital and returns to the camp to kill teenagers that had nothing to do with what had happened to him.
Some fun kills, namely the rafting scene many talk about. A little suspense. Some gratuitous nudity. Corny dialog sprinkled throughout. Overall, pretty typical 80's slasher fare.
This was a decent start to a movie that could have easily turned in to a successful franchise. Unfortunately, with the very similar Friday the 13th being released around the same time, this movie dropped off the radar with little notice.
The transfer is excellent.
Special features are pretty weak, though this dvd contains the somewhat notorious clip in which Savini calls anyone that watches the Friday the 13th movies after part one an idiot.