Body Count (1987 film)

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Body Count
Camping del Terrore.jpg
Directed by Ruggero Deodato
Produced by Alessandro Fracassi
Written by Alessandro Capone (as Alex Capone)
Dardano Sacchetti (as David Parker Jr.)
Sheila Goldberg
Luca D'Alisera
Starring Charles Napier
David Hess
Bruce Penhall
Mimsy Farmer
Music by Claudio Simonetti
Cinematography Emilio Loffredo
Edited by Eugenio Alabiso
Distributed by DMEG
Hollywood DVD Ltd.
Magna Pacific
Palace Home Video
Release date
  • 1986 (1986)
Running time
87 min (90 min: uncut release)
Country Italy/United States
Language English
Budget Unknown

Body Count (released in Italy as Camping del Terrore/ Camping Terror) is a 1986 slasher film directed by Ruggero Deodato.[1] It was released in Germany as Body Count: Die Mathematik des Schreckens, and in Denmark as Shamen.[2]

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.



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.

Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie called it a "derivative slasher entry" and "one of Deodato's least interesting films."[3]


  1. ^ "Body Count". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Luther-Smith,Adrian (1999). Blood and Black Lace: The Definitive Guide to Italian Sex and Horror Movies. Stray Cat Publishing Ltd. p. 15
  3. ^ Robert Firsching. "Camping del Terrore (1986)". Allmovie. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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