aka Camp Hope
Director: George VanBuskirk
Writer: George VanBuskirk
Cast: Dana Delany, Jesse Eisenberg, Bruce Davison, Christopher Denham
At the end of every summer, the children of a Christian community from a suburb of New Jersey attend Camp Hope. They travel deep into the woods far from any distractions the world provides. Here, the children are taught the ways of the Lord, the perils of the flesh, and the horror of the Devil. A charismatic priest leads them in their training. But, he unknowingly has brought something with him, something evil. What was supposed to be a safe place, a spiritual retreat has now turned into nightmare that not even faith can end.
Cautionary tale about the dangers of forcing your adolescent son to read the bible & Dante before bedtime instead of a good comic or girly mag. Wrongly packaged as an horror the plots about a tight knit Christian community's teenage summer camp and the angst the kids feel inside. Anyone old enough to survive their teens remember they're painful enough without the pressure of being sent to a Crazy Christian camp every summer. I feel cheated at being sold this as horror when clearly it isn't, also at fact I was expecting Zombielands Jesse Eisenberg who is in it briefly in a sub story about a teen pushed so far he needed mental care after slicing both his and younger sisters wrists. File under one to avoid & be warned don't think your getting a summer camp teen kill horror flick with religious overtones like I did .
(3 out of 10)