Lively, entertaining reviews of, and essays on, old and newer films and everything relating to them, written by professional author William Schoell.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


MEMORIAL VALLEY MASSACRE (1988). Director: Robert C. Hughes. 

George Webster (John Kerry) is trying to develop a campsite called Memorial Valley when strange disappearances and deaths begin to cause consternation.Big boss Alan Sangster (Cameron Mitchell) sends his son David (Mark Mears) in for some on-the-job experience. There's also a general played by the ever-intense William Smith. It's no big revelation that the killings are caused by a kid who was left alone to fend for himself in the woods (John Caso) and has become feral and homicidal. The murders are not especially graphic. Kerry gives a good performance and the other cast members are perfectly competent, but Memorial Valley Massacre is not very memorable. Director Hughes had few other credits, but Kerry remains a busy actor. Mears and Caso only appeared in this film.

Verdict: There will be no memorial for this movie. **.

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