Happy Camp | Found Footage | Movie Review

Happy Camp

Happy Camp Synopsis:

In the 1980s Mike (Michael Barbuto) was adopted by Walt and Sandy and was taken to live with them at Happy Camp, a small logging town, with their son Dean. Mike got along instantly with his new brother and was overjoyed that he would finally have a family. This happiness was cut short on October 22, 1989 when Dean is abducted by persons unknown. Mike, the only witness to the crime, can’t remember anything about his brother’s disappearance, the latest in a string of over 600 disappearances over the last 27 years. Twenty years later Mike’s girlfriend Anne (Anne Taylor) has persuaded him to revisit Happy Camp to try to recover his memory of what happened that day. She also persuades him to allow a film crew to videotape the entire process. However rather than have an experience that will help him reconcile with his past, Mike finds that he, Anne, and the film crew are in serious danger.

Happy Camp Movie Trailer:


Josh Anthony as Josh
Michael Barbuto as Michael Tanner
Ben Blenkle as Local
Teddy Gilmore as Teddy
Anne Taylor as Anne

Movie Review:

What time say about this one, well, I highly doubt it will be anything to good. This time instead of a bad movie putting me to sleep, it actually put my wife to sleep. I think she made it through about the first 20 minutes together. Not sure if the movie just bored her that much or if it was the fact we started it late.

Lots of things I really didn’t get about this movie. The main character seemed to have way to much of his adoptive family for only being with them for less the two years when he was either 7 or 9. So I really don’t get that basis of this movie.

And the Bigfoots? Very unrealistic, and I think if I Bigfoot jumped down from the top of a tree the way it did, it would probably break both of it’s legs.

So if you don’t get around to watching this film, no worries your not missing much.

Movie Rating: 1 out of 5

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Skew | Horror Movie Review


Skew Synopsis:

When Simon, Rich, and Eva head out on an eagerly anticipated road trip, they bring along a video camera to record their journey. What starts out as a carefree adventure slowly becomes a descent into the ominous as unexplained events threaten to disrupt the balance between the three close friends. Each one of them must struggle with personal demons and paranoia as friendships are tested and gruesome realities are revealed…and recorded.

Skew Movie Trailer:


Rob Scattergood- Simon Lacey
Amber Lewis – Eva Hansen
Richard Olak – Richard Harrison
Taneal Cutting – Laura ‘L.T.’ Taylor

Movie Review:

It was nice to finally watch a Found Footage movie, and have it actually feel some what original. Just for that alone it deserves a 4 rating.

They never really explained why, but everyone that the main character records and has a messed up face ends up dying. They do make mention that Richard and Eva don’ have a distorted face because Rob loves them. So they never really say if its the camera doing it or not. But that is pretty much a basis for the entire movie. The three characters are on an adventure to a wedding and it’s pretty much them driving and staying at motels. With random people dying along the way.

So if you have Amazon Prime, I would highly suggest checking this one out.

Movie Rating: 4 out of 5

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High Octane Films sells Bigfoot horror film Hunting Grounds!


Uncork’d Entertainment is set to distribute the award-winning creature feature HUNTING GROUNDS, sales agent High Octane Pictures announced today.

Winner Best Sci-Fi Horror Film at the Toronto Independent Film Festival 2015, writer-director John Portanova’s acclaimed film sees a fractured family forced to go up against an angry clan of Bigfoot.

Festival audiences and horror critics have gone crazy for the story of a father and son, forced to move to an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy, who unearth a tribe of Sasquatch.

Galen Christy, head of High Octane Pictures, says “We are so excited to be working with Uncork’d Entertainment again. They are a fantastic, solid company and we know that the film will be in good hands with them”

Keith Leopard, president of Uncork’d Entertainment, adds “Being from the Pacific Northwest I’ve always been fascinated with the legend. John’s movie offers such a great take on the subject, I think audiences will love it!”.

Written and directed by John Portanova and produced by horror label The October People, HUNTING GROUNDS stars Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Jason Vail, David Saucedo, D’Angelo Midili, and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr (Criminal Minds).

Uncork’d Entertainment will distribute film domestically. Date TBC.