DirectorRuggero Deodato Music directorClaudio Simonetti LanguageEnglish
WriterAlessandro Capone, Dardano Sacchetti, Sheila Goldberg, Luca DAlisera Release date1986 (1986) ScreenplayDardano Sacchetti, Alessandro Capone, Tommaso Mottola, Sheila Goldberg, Luca DAlisera CastBruce Penhall (Dave Calloway), Mimsy Farmer (Julia Ritchie), David Hess (Robert Ritchie), Luisa Maneri (Carol), Nicola Farron (Ben Ritchie), Andrew J. Lederer (Sidney) Similar moviesOpen Season, Over the Hedge, Robin Hood, Cabin Fever, Rituals, Brother Bear 2
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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.
Body count 1987 death scenes
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.
Allmovie called it a "derivative slasher entry" and "one of Deodato's least interesting films."