It’s always fascinating to see trailers for films like Camp Hell. It’s got a bizarre cast, including Bruce Davidson, Andrew McCarthy (!), Dana Delaney (mmmm…), and then, the curveball — Jesse Eisenberg. Yep, the movie-Zuckerberg zombie slayer, himself. The trailer plays like a combination of Jesus Camp meets The Rite, which I’d be down with (even though The Rite featured way more misses than hits), except that it’s going direct to DVD and it feels like a direct to DVD movie. The thing that stands out the most, honestly, is that Eisenberg looks like he might actually be acting, instead of just stammering through his lines and playing Jesse Eisenberg. Here’s a little synopsis for you:
“Camp Hope is a place where Christian children come together to share and study their faith. Deep in the woods and far from distraction, they learn how to better serve their maker and the perils of tangling with the Devil. Unfortunately their charismatic leader unknowingly leads them into a world of evil, and the nightmare begins, as each child’s body soon becomes possessed by something evil.”
Anyway, it’s written and directed by George VanBuskirk, in his directorial debut. I don’t think it looks particularly promising, but who the hell knows?
Get it? Who the hell knows?
Oh, eat shit. Watch the trailer.