Camp counselors slip prey to the vicious killer lurking in the without help camp grounds.This is my review for the film The Slayer and there will be several spoilers throughout.
The film begins with a woman who is relaxing on a park bench and when she hears a noise goes to investigate. When the woman discovers something disturbing next to a tree she screams.
In the next scene camp counselors Kim and Dave arrive for summer camp where they meet fellow camp counselor Melissa who gives them a guided tour of the camp and mentions that her sister Joy shall be joining them later on.
Melissa’s sister Joy is another counselor who is helping get everything ready for summer camp when the children arrive. Whilst in the woods she goes through a playground trying to find a child she thought she saw and after a few nasty findings she is chased by a killer and brutally murdered.
Whilst at the camp Dave and Kim find things to do whilst Melissa goes off, outside a nearby bathroom she overhears someone sneezing and it is turns out to be a woman named Cheryl who Melissa is familiar with. Cheryl quickly rushes away ignoring Melissa as she calls her name and places signs on the trees saying ‘Watch The Children’.
Later on Cheryl confronts counselors Dave and Kim as she has her own personal reasons to be upset with them both and the camp itself.
Throughout the film counselors are murdered and it is down to the final one to either run away or stop the killer once and for all.
In the penultimate scene a reporter interviews a detective about who The Slayer really is and their motives for killing people in the woods along with an announcement that he will interview the only survivor later on.
The Slayer has a slightly open ended finale depending on how you analyze it, whilst it does offer possibilities to the conclusion of the story i couldn’t help still be intrigued about The Slayer.
One death scene in the movie was extremely bloody with the chosen victim although with the first victim i would have expected their death scene to have been longer
. I did enjoy the music in several of the scenes particularly in the playground and the final scene of the film.
You can see The Slayer along with the film Lurking Evil as a double feature film which contains many out take scenes and a preview for the upcoming movie House Of Spirits.
I would rate this film 6 out of 10.