Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Happy Camp (2014)

Many times when I sit down to watch a movie, I allow my mind to steer me blindly into the genre. That was definitely the case with my next selection, as a creature feature seemed to just pop into my mind. Next up for review is the 2014 flick, Happy Camp.

Plot/ In the vast wilderness of the Klamath National Forest lies the small logging community of 'Happy Camp'. With a population consisting of only a few hundred souls, this mysterious mountain town has become world renowned for it is staggeringly high number of Missing Persons Cases.

As I have said many times here at The Ringmaster’s Realm, found footage flicks can definitely be all over the board, and honestly, they are starting to become even more difficult to sit through. In this case, the interesting set-up and storyline were in place to create something outstanding, unfortunately, because of the sub par ending (and some other issues) it never reaches its potential. Sure, there were some positives with a sound grasp of the concepts, decent performances, and some solid scenery, but the cliché scripting, uneven (incoherent) editing, and a total lack of scares or visual effects bring it down. In the end, this one features a short run time (75 minutes) and that may be too long. It may not be the worst movie of this type, but it is far from the best. You have been warned…

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