Bloody Murder 2 (2002) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

I started to write that the Bloody Murder series is more or less an uncredited rip-off of the Friday the 13th series. The stories take place in a summer camp with a legendary boogie man who wears a hockey mask and slaughters the horniest campers.


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I think that is probably not a correct take on the situation. Rather than a rip-off, these movies are a continuation of the Friday 13th series the way it used to be in the older, simpler films. The actual Friday the 13th franchise is now sending Jason to hell, to outer space, inside people's dreams, and to the future. Soon he'll be in the past, influencing the outcome of the battle of Gettysburg. Since the Jason franchise has wandered so far from its original roots, Bloody Murder has been able to step into Jason's old shoes, and there still seems to be some kind of niche audience for the basic summer camp teen slaughter film.

DVD info from Amazon

  • no widescreen

  • no features

It's a formula genre pic that went straight to video, starring unknowns. I didn't like it, but I guess it's OK if you like that formula. I can't complain about having to watch it, however, because Tiffany Shepis was naked pretty much all of the time, and that's my favorite part of the Summer Camp Monster formula. She showed all possible body parts in several scenes, including shaved full-frontal nudity in a dressing scene and a sex scene.

The Critics Vote

  • 2/5

The People Vote ...

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The meaning of the IMDb score: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence equivalent to about three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, comparable to approximately two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, equivalent to about a two star rating from the critics. Films rated below five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film - this score is roughly equivalent to one and a half stars from the critics or even less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. (C+ means it has no crossover appeal, but will be considered excellent by genre fans, while C- indicates that it we found it to be a poor movie although genre addicts find it watchable). D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Any film rated C- or better is recommended for fans of that type of film. Any film rated B- or better is recommended for just about anyone. We don't score films below C- that often, because we like movies and we think that most of them have at least a solid niche audience. Now that you know that, you should have serious reservations about any movie below C-.

Based on this description, this film is a C-, I suppose. To me it was a typical formula genre picture, but genre lovers praised it and said it was far superior to the original.

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