Campus, The. Story A Bit Of A Mess
Campus, The. film details
Director: Jason Horton
Writer: Jason Horton
Release date: 1st February 2018
Release format: VOD
MPAA Rating: TBA
Running time: 84 min
Robert dies after breaking his deal with the Devil, bringing his daughter home for the funeral. Morgan arrives with the intent of ripping off the family business but soon finds herself in a never-ending cycle of terror; being brutally murdered then resurrected over and over again – each time losing another piece of her soul.
Director Jason Horton’s (Monsters in the Woods) The Campus will be releasing through Video-on-demand this week.
This indie horror film puts Morgan (Rachel Amanda Bryant) in a demonic limbo after her father makes a deal with the Devil, Robert C. Pullman (Fragmented), Brit Sheridan (Supernatural) and Scott Menville also star in this Gas Money Pictures’ production. The Campus will be available, through a wide online release, this February 1st!
The Campus brings several stories together in a larger narrative. Horton says of the story and its genre:
“….with The Campus, I set out to put a unique spin on a familiar premise, by combining several horror subgenres into a single coherent story. I used the Groundhog Day’s (1993) framework to combine different types of horror, while telling a very human story.”
Jason Horton, The Campus Director, Writer
Horror fans can see this thrilling horror title, through VOD this week. The Campus debuts on Amazon Instant, on February 1st and this is one horror title not to be missed.
Related Article: The Campus Trailer First Impressions
Morgan will die a lot, at least that what the trailer promised. Yes, the beautiful blonde did find herself dying in peculiar predicaments, five times to be exact but not one of those times affected me the way the trailer suggested it would. To say the least I am disappointed in Horton’s The Campus. Now, before we begin this review is not in any way shape or form an intentional swipe at the cast/crew/writer/director, I am simply airing my honest opinion.
From a horror fan perspective, I have seen my fair share of indie horror flicks and know enough about how the genre can be hit or miss. With Horton’s The Campus, unfortunately, for me, it was a miss. Why do you ask? Well simply because the story was a bit of a mess.
I don’t want to sound harsh as I respect every creator/contributor in this genre but also know that not every new indie film coming out is bound to be dubbed ‘THE BEST’ I was excited when I watched the trailer, it seems to have interesting potential but when the time came for me to watch the actual film….mmm, it fell short I’m afraid.
The plot was very weak and did not hold up well. The whole Groundhog Day effect did not do the film justice by any means and only made it seemed to drag on longer than what it went on for.
Bear with me because with every negative there is a positive and I do have some positives about this movie. The gore and blood effects were executed well. The actors were not altogether bad although the main leading lady Rachel Amanda Bryant played her role efficiently well. The atmosphere lacked making The Campus seem more of a thriller than a horror.
Although the idea of the film was an interesting take on horror I can appreciate what the director/writer was trying to convey, sadly this addition wasn’t for me!
Rachel Amanda Bryant, Brit Sheridan, Robert C. Pullman and Scott Menville star in the upcoming horror flick The Campus.