Body Count (1987 film)
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|Directed by||Ruggero Deodato|
|Produced by||Alessandro Fracassi|
|Written by||Alessandro Capone (as Alex Capone)
Dardano Sacchetti (as David Parker Jr.)
|Music by||Claudio Simonetti|
|Edited by||Eugenio Alabiso|
Hollywood DVD Ltd.
Palace Home Video
|87 min (90 min: uncut release)|
Body Count (released in Italy as Camping del Terrore/ Camping Terror) is a 1986 slasher film directed by Ruggero Deodato. It was released in Germany as Body Count: Die Mathematik des Schreckens, and in Denmark as Shamen.
Body Count is one of the numerous sub-categorized "backwoods slashers" that occurred during the eighties made famous by Friday the 13th franchise and The Burning, along with such others as Don't Go in the Woods, Mother's Day, Just Before Dawn, Madman, The Final Terror and The Prey.
Some teenagers go camping at a campsite that was shut down years before, due to a murder that occurred there. The area used to be an old Indian burial ground and is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of an Indian shaman. One by one, the kids are killed off in gruesome ways by a hideous masked, knife-wielding slasher, whom they believe to be the Indian shaman returned to life.
- Charles Napier as Charlie, the Sheriff
- David Hess as Robert Ritchie
- Bruce Penhall as Dave Calloway
- Mimsy Farmer as Julia Ritchie (uncredited)
- Nicola Farron as Ben Ritchie
- Andrew J. Lederer as Sidney
- Cynthia Thompson as Cissy
- Nancy Brilli as Tracy
- Stefano Madia as Tony
- John Steiner as Dr. Olsen
- Ivan Rassimov as Deputy Sheriff Ted
Bodycount's filming began in October 1985 in Abruzzo, Italy and was finished in November of the same year, but had a limited release in the United States in 1986 and had a release in Italy in 1987. The film has been released on DVD in Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom. As of 2011, the film was not theatrically released in the United States. It was released on video as Body Count however.
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