In 1977, everyone at the Happy Day Bible Camp was slaughtered by a masked maniac named Sister Mary Chopper. 7 years later, Father Cummings is taking a new group of kids up to the camp, unaware of its bloody past, in order for them to get in touch with God and hopefully forget their sexual urges. As usual, the past has a way of repeating itself and Sister Mary Chopper pays the camp a visit to help everyone have a close encounter with the lord. Will anyone survive Bloody Bloody Bible Camp?
Unlike "Girls Gone Dead", "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" is a title that I've been looking forward to from when I first heard about it. A lot of which has to do with the fact that Marcus Koch was in charge of the special effects but also because there are a lot of good folks from the independent/low-budget circles involved in the movie. Just look at the IMDB page! Go on, go look. I'll wait…
And we're back? That's good but admit it, you went and looked at porn instead of the IMDB page, didn't you? Yeah, that's what I thought.
Set in 1984, "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" has Father Cummings (Reggie Bannister) taking his out-of-control flock of horny teenagers to the Happy Day Bible Camp. Unaware that 7 years ago, a maniac named Sister Mary Chopper slaughtered the last group of horny-teenaged campers that were there. The local rednecks try to warn Father Cummings about the danger of taking kids to the camp that now carries the nickname Bloody Bloody Bible Camp. Ignoring them, as people usually do, the group continues on their trek to the camp, and sure enough, Sister Marry Chopper returns with a special eulogy planned for each one.
At the time, I didn't know that "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" was going to be another comedic-horror homage movie -- especially since I never watched a trailer or read a review. I knew I wanted to see the movie and that's all I needed. So I was a bit nervous at the beginning of "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" as I was afraid it would become too stupid. I was having flash backs of "Hobo With A Shotgun" and "Isle of the Damned". And, sadly, "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" does get fairly stupid. Too stupid sometimes.
For the most part though, it worked in the movie's favor. Not always -- Father Cummings punching Sister Mary Chopper in the titties and accomplishing very little in the process definitely earned "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" some demerits. And if I were religious, 10 Hail Mary's as well. In the better comedic moments of the movie it does a better job of paying homage to genre films than the previously mentioned films. Yes, it ribs at them but "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" is ribbing everything -- it's having fun with the scenario of religious horny teenagers stuck in the slasher universe. The comedy and entertainment is bit more broad instead of only making fun of genre films. Sure poo jokes are a bit juvenile. And okay, maybe alter boy Timmy saying, "The only thing I like better than a juice wiener is a big brown sausage." is kind of a cheap gag. But c'mon, sodomy with a cross is comedic fried gold. You know it and I know it so let's be adults and admit it.
"Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" certainly isn' a movie to watch if you're looking for a genuine old-skool slasher to get skeered to, but as a movie to watch with friends for a few laughs, you can't go wrong. Entertainment is the topic of this blasphemous fueled sermon. Even when Sister Mary Chopper shows up to kill off sexed up clergy and teenagers and reminds you that you are in fact watching a horror-ish movie, it still manages to be fun. Marcus Koch's signature shockingly detailed gory effects are in full display (how much blood and guts poor out of an axe wound to the gut is just fucking cool) but some how are as funny as the actual jokes. Probably the comical over-the-top nature of the death scenes and comical sound effects that go with them.
I didn't enjoy "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" as much as I thought I would but that was probably due to the fact that I watched this movie alone and wasn't prepared for how silly the movie actually was. With that said, I can only imagine how much fun this movie is in a theater setting (an opportunity I missed, sadly) or with a group of inebriated friends. One thing I'm sure about though, I had more fun watching "Bloody Bloody Bible Camp" than I did having a road-rage moment and honking at a car full of nuns.
As the movie says, "Heaven is for everyone. Except you." Yeah, no foolin'.