Camp Blood

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Camp Blood
DVD cover
Directed by Brad Sykes
Produced by David S. Serling
Written by Brad Sykes
Starring Jennifer Ritchkoff
Michael Taylor
Tim Young
Betheny Zolt
Courtney Taylor
Music by Ghost
Cinematography Jeff Leroy
Edited by Jeff Leroy
SNJ Productions
Distributed by Astro Distribution
Dead Alive Productions
Burning Moon Home Video
Razor Digital Entertainment
Release dates
  • April 4, 2000 (2000-04-04) (United States)
Running time
73 minutes
Country  United States
Language English

Camp Blood is a 1999 direct-to-video slasher film written and directed by Brad Sykes. It was followed by five sequels, Camp Blood 2 in 2000, Within the Woods in 2005[1] [2][3][4] and Camp Blood: First Slaughter in 2014[5] (which is sometimes marketed as Camp Blood 3 despite Within the Woods being the third instalment). An official Part 4 and Part 5 were produced back-to-back in early 2016 and are set for a February 21, 2016 release.


A guide and a tourist are birdwatching in the shades of Camp Blackwood and begin to have sex. Suddenly, a man in a clown mask appears and brutally murders them with a machete.

The story then focuses on four campers, who are planning a trip to Camp Blackwood. On the way, they meet the madcap Bromley Thatcher. After a brief exchange that includes a warning from Thatcher - "I'm not talking about a ghost here boy, I'm talking about a man, a REAL man, and he's in those woods!" - the group head into Camp Blackwood, now known to the audience as 'Camp Blood'.

In the woods, they meet their guide, a butch lesbian known as 'Harris'. After spending the day doing menial tasks such as collecting firewood and setting up camp, the group settle down into their respective tents to enjoy a session of late-night love making. The group awake in the morning to find the burnt-out carcass of Harris on the campfire (apparently murdered by the killer clown). The majority of the plot then revolves around the clown chasing the various characters through the woods and brutally murdering all of them but Tricia, who manages to run away from the clown.

In attempting to escape the murderous clown, Tricia runs to her deceased boyfriend's automobile. At this point, she meets Thatcher, who attempts to aid the clown by hindering Tricia's escape. In the ensuing melee, Tricia hacks Thatcher to death with the clown's machete, and enters the car and runs over the clown, who is revealed to be Harris. Just as Tricia is driving away safely, the clown appears in the back seat and strangles Tricia into unconsciousness.

When Tricia regains consciousness, she is in a mental asylum. After giving Tricia an injection, the 'doctors' depart from the room. It is at this point that Tricia hallucinates the clown entering the room.


  • Jennifer Ritchkoff - Tricia Young
  • Michael Taylor - Steven Jessup/Doctor West
  • Tim Young - Jason Helman/Detective Hamlet
  • Bethany Zolt - Nicole Starrit/Nurse
  • Courtney Taylor - Harris Stanley
  • Joseph Haggerty - Bromley Thatcher
  • Merideth O'Brien - Sally Brennan
  • Vinnie Bilancio - Victor Cunningham
  • Ron Ford - Gus Franko
  • Tim Sullivan - George Guffy
  • Ivonne Armant - Mary Lou Maloney
  • Randy Rice - Nathan Cogg (Mary Lou's Lover)
  • Shemp Moseley - The Clown


Digital Retribution gave the film a mixed score of 3 out of five, writing, "Given the title and the Ralph knockoff, Camp Blood was obviously made by fans who wanted to do their own version of Friday the 13th. I don't mind that, but unfortunately the film is done well for the budget, leaving only the script and gore as a marvel of bad filmmaking. The end result is a fairly typical slasher, when a movie about a killer in a silly clown mask could've been so much more. Just watch the trailer, it's a lot funnier than the actual movie."[6]


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  3. ^ "Camp Blood (1999)". Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
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  6. ^ B., Devon. "Camp Blood DVD Review". Digital Devon B. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 

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