Top 5 Movie Camps

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom caused quite a stir when it debuted at Cannes last week. According to Variety, its tale of Sam (Jared Gilman), a young boy Scout bullied at Scout camp, “supplies a poignant metaphor for adolescence itself”. As the film opens in cinemas this week, we pitched a tent, doused ourselves in mosquito spray and began pondering our favourite movie camps over a tin of re-heated beans…

1. Camp Crystal Lake – The Friday The 13th franchise
Otherwise known as ‘Camp Blood’ because of its gore-soaked history, this idyllic locale has seen more than its share of grisly murders. See, this is the stalking ground of a certain Jason Voorhees, who has a machete-wielding disdain for frolicsome teenagers and their promiscuous activities. Notable victims include Kevin Bacon (speared through the neck by Jason’s teeth-gnashing maven of a mother in the first Friday The 13th) and Goonies alumnus Corey Feldman in Part IV, who temporarily put the kibosh on Jason before his revival in Part VI: Jason Lives. A good man never stays down…

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