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Body Count (1986)

Camping del terrore (original title)
A group of teens are stalked and killed by a Shaman at a cursed camping site.

Director:

Ruggero Deodato

Writers:

Alessandro Capone (screenplay) (as Alex Capone), Alessandro Capone (story) (as Alex Capone) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Penhall ... Dave Calloway
Mimsy Farmer ... Julia Ritchie
David Hess ... Robert Ritchie
Luisa Maneri ... Carol
Nicola Farron Nicola Farron ... Ben Ritchie
Andrew J. Lederer Andrew J. Lederer ... Sidney (as Andrew Lederer)
Stefano Madia ... Tony
John Steiner ... Dr. Olsen
Nancy Brilli Nancy Brilli ... Tracy
Cynthia Thompson ... Cissy
Valentina Forte ... Pamela Hicks
Ivan Rassimov ... Deputy Sheriff Ted
Elena Pompei Elena Pompei ... Sharon
Charles Napier ... Charlie, the Sheriff
Sven Kruger Sven Kruger ... Scott
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Storyline

A bodybuilder, a junk-food addict and a wild blonde nymph and their friends are stalked by a terrifying figure. An horrific tale of murder as a fun-loving group of college students explore the Colorado wilderness. Written by Maarten Dinger <mbdinger@waikato.ac.nz>

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A Spring Break Vacation Turns Into a Nightmare Come Alive! See more »

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Horror | Mystery

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1987 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Count See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Despite taking place in Colorado all shots were filmed in Italy. See more »

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Quotes

Tony: [Hearing his girlfriend's death screams] Hey, are you OK? Where are you? Come on out, I think we should go home now...
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The 1987 UK video version was cut by 14 secs to edit shots of a girl being pulled across a broken mirror. The 2003 Hollywood DVD release featured a pre-cut print with edits to the same scene and additional cuts to a finger severing and the killing of Rose. See more »

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She Can Steal Your Hearth Away
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More like count the minutes until it's over
2 February 2012 | by Cujo108See all my reviews

Two teens are murdered at a wooded Colorado campground said to have been cursed long ago by an Indian shaman. 15 years later, a group of annoying people decide to stay at the same campground and are systematically picked off by a masked killer.

Ruggero Deodato is a long way from "Cannibal Holocaust" with this sloppy mess of a slasher flick. Being a fan of slashers and Deodato's previous work, I had been wanting to see this one for a while, but I came away seriously disappointed. The stalking scenes jump all over the place as the killer's abilities are exaggerated to an extent too absurd to ignore. The kills themselves are pretty bland, a scene involving an axe being the notable exception. One victim's hair color changes as he (or, more accurately, his stuntman) falls off of a cliff. There's also a kill that echoes one from the first "Friday the 13th", though not as competently done.

The characters are annoying troublemakers who bitch about everything and pull stupid pranks on each other. Horrible dubbing doesn't help. David Hess and Mimsy Farmer are present as the camp owners. They don't have much to do other than act suspicious. Some major plot points are left wide open, and the ending doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Even Claudio Simonetti's score fails to strike a chord.

The best thing going for "Body Count" is the filming location. There's also a nice nightmare sequence, but as a whole, this is the weakest Deodato film I've seen. Thankfully, he would redeem himself with the underrated "Phantom of Death" the following year.


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