SPARROW aka CAMP MASSACRE (2010) Reviews and overview

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‘Witness true fear!

Sparrow aka Wróbel is a 2010 British-Polish slasher horror film directed by Shaun Troke (Untitled; Martyr) from a screenplay by Justin Di Febo and Matthew Mosley. It stars Faye Sewell, Thomas James Longley, Alexis Jayne Defoe and Eric Kolelas.

Six teenage friends, Matt (Thomas James Longley), Cindy (Faye Sewell), Kirsty (Sarah Linda), Duncan (Eric Kolelas), Sitcom (Jack W. Carter), and Dawn (Alexis Jayne Defoe) set off on a camping trip in the forest.

However ‘Camp Happy Dreams’ turns out to be ‘Camp Nightmare’, as legend states it’s the site of a presumed historic murder. The teenagers’ disbelief in this urban legend is soon changed when strange happenings begin to occur to each of them…

On 18 January 2018, the film was released on DVD in the UK by Three Wolves retitled Camp Massacre

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“It’s so short and has quite a lot of characters if you include the opening scene teenagers and the pot smoking couple a bit later on. But it just works well for the film – there is some nice, brutal gore early on and then we follow and actually get to know the six main players before the main carnage begins. The ending subsequently is a total bloodbath!” Hacked in the Head

“The film is by no means a technical masterpiece (some shots are too bright, others out of focus, although one in particular, a crane shot across a lake bathed in moonlight, looks great) – and the same goes for the storytelling – but at just over an hour long, it’s a quick and quite enjoyable fix for horror fans.” Screen Jabber

“Given this film’s non-existent budget, you never quite see what it is exactly that they encounter, as this goes for a psychological approach. The director seems more concerned with making a good-looking film than making a movie with substance…” Leofwine_Draca

Production and release:

Sparrow was shot in Poland on a budget of just £20,000, with a primarily British cast. The film premiered in October 2010, and was shown at the American Film Market in November 2011. Sparrow was released on DVD in the U.S in 2013.

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