Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2011)
When the tag line of a horror film reads, “Heaven is for everyone. Except you,” you know you’re dealing with something not meant to be taken too seriously. BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP is a slasher-throwback to the heyday of the slasher film, and director Vito Trabucco (who also wrote the script along with Shelby McIntyre and Reggie Bannister) hits all the right notes. BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP ends up being a ridiculously plotted, silly acted, and downright crazy slasher flick that’s also a lot of fun. I screened this at 2012’s Texas Frightmare Weekend and caught this at midnight with a room full of drunk horror fans (I wish every horror film I watched came with a room full of drunk genre fans!!). So of course the overall experience was fun as hell, but what if you’re watching this alone, at noon, and you’re as sober as a Muslim? Would you still have fun with this one? Let’s find out.
BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP begins in 1977 when a Christian group is enjoying a weekend up in the woods at the Happy Day Bible Camp. These aren’t a particularly pious group of Christians and there’s a lot of boozing, carrying on, and sex. Then without warning a psychotic, mask-wearing nun comes outta nowhere and starts hacking up the filthy sinners, but not before we get a healthy dose of boobage, sex, and a late-1970’s pie shot so bushy that it looks like the chick had Buckwheat in a scissors lock!! Strong opening that had the screening room yelping and clapping. Now it’s seven years later and the camp’s been closed, but Father Richard Cummings (horror icon, Reggie Bannister) is looking to buy the camp due to its sale price being so cheap. Cummings brings with him a few of the church’s ‘good’ members with the intention of some good old wholesome fun: Hiking, swimming, singing songs around the campfire … shit like that. But the campers have other things in mind like sneaking some booze and weed and fornicating like three-peckered billy goats!!
Along for the weekend are Bother Zeke (Jay Fields); who’s Father Cummings’ right hand man and is hornier than the teens; Tad (Matthew Aidan), who seems to be borderline gay; Brittany (Jessica Sonneborn), an innocent, bimbo-ish flower who has no idea how crazy hot she is (seriously; Sonneborn was present for the screening and she really is crazy sexy); Jennifer (Deborah Venegas); the tough, street-smart girl; Dwayne (Jeff Dylan Graham); Millie (Ivet Corvea), who’s there to help Father Cummings chaperone; and Timmy (Christopher Raff), a slow kid who’s good at heart and couldn’t harm a fly. Also joining in on the fun is real life bat-shit crazy director Tim Sullivan (2001 MANIACS, 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS, CHILLERAMA) who plays Eugene, the doom and gloom, intense character who tries to warn our group not to head up to the camp. Sure we get the typical characters here … that’s kinda the point. Director Trabucco makes no qualms or gives no apologies about BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP being an homage to 80s-slasher flicks. Trabucco was also present for the screening and told us afterwards that he was looking to make an old-school style slasher but wanted to have a unique setting. Then one day driving in his car the title, BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP entered his head and the rest is history.
The plot unfolds exactly as you expect it to as the campers frolic around, get into trouble, and have sex. But little do they know, Sister Mary Chopper is still out there ready to punish the sinful and eradicate the horny campers. BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP was made for one reason: For a fun time. Nothing should be taken seriously here. The film is full of homosexual and anti-religious jokes, jokes about abortions, and jokes about mincing, boy-crazy priests, the hypocrisy of the church, and the out of date view the church has about women. But don’t worry; this isn’t a “preachy” horror movie … not by a long shot. Trabucco keeps everything moving at a nice pace and puts in a lot of skin for us. Sonneborn has an extremely long nude scene where she’s standing in front of an open window while the others are openly ogling her (she’s oblivious). This scene and the scene where she’s catching some sun in her bikini are alone worth the price of admission!!
Who the killer is won’t really come as a surprise and it seems the killer’s back story was kind of an afterthought. But again, the point of BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP is to take you back to the slasher films of two decades ago, and it does just that. The acting is very over-the-top, but everyone does a nice job. Reggie Bannister steals the show as Father Cummings and has some really funny lines. And any film that casts porn legend Ron Jeremy as Jesus gets my seal of approval!! The killing scenes are also a lot of fun as we get to see Sister Mary Chopper slice, dice, and puree her way through the cast. And you’ll never look at anal sex in quite the same way again!!
BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP will never win any awards and it won’t be everyone’s cup of moonshine. But the film is what it is, and I found it to be a lot of fucking fun no matter where you see it. This is a film destined to be a cult classic!! Check out BLOODY BLOODY BIBLE CAMP … and say your prayers Sister Mary Chopper never finds out what a filthy little sinner you are!!
Director: Vito Trabucco
Plot: 4 out of 5 stars
Gore: 6 out of 10 skulls
Zombie Mayhem: 0 out of 5 brains
Reviewed by Scott Shoyer from the Texas Frightmare Weekend 2012