I remember a time, not too long ago, when it seemed that combining horror and comedy successfully was a near impossibility. Don’t get me wrong; there have been good ones, but most of them were too goofy, tried too hard, or simply could not blend the two genres well enough to service either. Hopefully Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre will buck that trend.
Starring Dave Campfield, Paul Chomicki and featuring Sleepaway Camp‘s Felissa Rose, Caesar and Otto is the story of a pair of ‘special’ half-brothers posing as camp counselors while on the run from the law. And we all know what happens to camp counselors, don’t we?
Caesar and Otto is a new entry into the horror-comedy genre, and it looks to follow in the footsteps of such laugh riots as Shaun of the Dead, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Fido and of course Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.
Read on for info on Caesar and Otto’s theatrical release and its arrival on DVD on October 4th.
From the Press Release
The buddy comedy/slasher spoof, “Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre”, is set for a September 9th limited theatrical release through Nocturnal Features, followed by an October 4th DVD release.
Director Dave Campfield (Dark Chamber) and Paul Chomicki star as the title halfwit half-brothers. They are joined by cult stars Brinke Stevens, Joe Estevez, CKY lead singer Deron Miller. The movie also stars Felissa Rose in a role that lampoons her performance as a transgender killer in the original Sleepaway Camp.
“If Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber happened upon Sleepaway Camp, you’d essentially get Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre, a comedy horror that succeeds in pulling delivering raucous laughs,” says Film Threat’s Felix Vasquez, Jr. It has been called “funny and unashamed” by Dread Central and “like Abbott and Costello meets something from the Troma vault” by Horrornews.net.
This indie comedy received acclaim at the 2009 Fright Night Film Festival and a best editing award at the same year’s Long Island Film Festival.
The DVD contains over six hours of content, including:
Director Campfield is currently in post production on Caesar & Otto’s Deadly Xmas. The feature length sequel send-up of the Christmas slasher subgenre features an appearance from Silent Night, Deadly Night’s Linnea Quigley.
“Caesar and Otto’s Summer Camp Massacre” is currently available for pre-order at most online DVD retailers.
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