Thursday, June 19, 2008

Slasher Clash: Round 2 (Summer Camp Slaughter)

Ah, that warm-weather childhood rite known as summer camp. The corny campfire songs! The lumpy sleeping bags! The tasteless mess hall grub! The machete-wielding madmen! Yes, summer camp became the thing of nightmares in the early 80's when a little low-budget slasher called Friday the 13th ignited our cinematic fascination with campers falling prey to psychopaths. In this second installment of Slasher Clash, we put two summer camp slasher staples to the test:

In this corner, weighing in at a respectable 91 minutes and featuring pre-(real)career appearances by Jason Alexander and Holly Hunter and more Tom Savini gore effects than you can shake a stick at, is THE BURNING...

The challenger, clocking in at a taut and toned 87 minutes and boasting both a Harry Manfredini score and the ominous tagline "The body count continues," please make some noise for FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART 2...

Will crusty-faced Cropsy roast the-little-mongoloid-who-could's weinie over the campfire? Or will Pamela's lumpy-headed offspring toast the creepy camp caretaker's burnt marshmallows? Is Crazy Ralph really their love child? Can botox really help either of these gents? Make your voice heard, slasher aficionados!

In our second Slasher Clash, The Burning or Friday the 13th, Part 2?

The Burning
Friday the 13th, Part 2

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Disclaimer: No slasher film was hurt in the making of this blog.

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