Slaughter at Camp Notamoovi
|Original review author:||Long Tom|
|Webcomic name:||Slaughter At Camp Notamoovi (Hosting site Smackjeeves has been shut down.)|
|Author:||Someone calling themselves "crap" (yes, really)|
|Start Date:||January 7, 2017|
|End Date:||July 5, 2019|
|Genre:||Pornography, parody of slasher movies|
|Defining Flaw:||Gratuitous female full nudity, weird artwork, but worst of all is the fact that though this webcomic is meant to be a parody, it is completely unfunny.|
This webcomic was brought up on the BWW forum, and after several people described the webcomic, I decided to take on the duty. I was originally expecting this to be some sort of horrible pornographic webcomic like The Magnificent Milkmaid, but it does not go beyond full female nudity and blue humor. Still, that does not mean this webcomic is any good.
This webcomic always sucked.
Story and Plot
How the author describes the webcomic:
Chapter One:The story proper begins with some students getting lost on their way to the title camp, but they manage to reach it. In the process, a lesbian girl sexually harasses the other girls in the group, and already the other girls are arguing amongst themselves. Then the camp's hostess comes out to greet the group, and she is not exactly personable. But she does agree to a campfire meeting where the cast members introduce themselves, and then the camp supervisor arrives. Then everyone decides to go swimming. Since the next strips have a number of pictures of breasts and hairless vaginas, I'll just say that they involve more arguing and sexual remarks. Then comes dinnertime, and shortly afterward...the first sign of danger, but it goes unnoticed by the others. Not that they don't know about past stories about the camp. Though the past is becoming the present!
Chapter Two: The camp manager wonders what has happened to her hostess and goes to investigate. And discovers bad news. And I mean bad. But this fact is completely unnoticed by her guests. Unfortunately the camp manager cannot make her guests realize there is real danger outside...and now it has come inside. Despite this, the camp's guests still remain oblivious to the danger, and ultimately the camp manager summons another girl named Faye to come and help things out. Meanwhile, the guests are having sexual fun, except for the lesbian being left out because nobody wants her. Back outside, the monster-none other than a medieval Crusader-has already killed two people and intends to kill the others, objecting to their sex party. Except one participant has become unhappy with said party and steps outside. The Crusader sees her outside and attempts to kill her, but fails. She then notices the Crusader but at first she does not understand who he is, and afterward she does.
There is more, and I did manage to read the webcomic to the end because it was not too long. To summarize everything, a couple more cast members get killed, but the others still remain, and despite everything they still talk about sex. I will be very much surprised if the author will ever bother to add any more to this webcomic; only a couple of people actually posted in the comments section anyway, so I can imagine the author has little incentive to go on with this.
Unfortunately the website will not allow me to copy any pictures from it; I must resort to a verbal description.
Originally, the webcomic was originally in black and white with color highlights added in strip #39, and full color added several strips later. The pictures are of erratically-proportioned animu figures with no shading or shadowing, with an odd choice of backgrounds. Sometimes they are pictures of the forest area surrounding the camp, or of the camp buildings themselves, but other times, there are random pictures of dots, stripes, or other weird patterns that simply make no logical sense for the scenes they are in. Also notable is the fact that there is much female nudity, with plenty of breast shots (the women all have sizeable breasts) and hairless vaginas, but little male nudity and no pictures of male naughty bits. I cannot imagine real life slasher movies, at least those released to the general public, having such gratuitous female nudity, so the author must simply have a fetish they want to tell their audience.
The author is clearly British, the slang and cultural references by the visiting teens are a dead giveaway. But the title camp is clearly located in the United States, as indicated by the references the camp leaders make about raccoons (not native to Britain) and calling in the FBI for help. This would cause some confusion to an American audience, but even if some audiences might not get certain references, the slasher movie genre is universal enough so they should find the rest of the webcomic funny.
But nothing in this webcomic made me laugh or even smile. Why? Some people, it seems, simply cannot tell jokes, or cannot tell them properly. Perhaps, in more skilled hands, this sort of webcomic could have been genuinely funny, but truth be told, this author just doesn't have it. The use of a medieval crusader as a monster as opposed to, say, some grotesque person in shabby clothes as in the case of most slasher movies, was a unique idea. Sadly this gimmick failed to make the rest of the webcomic work. All the full female nudity and talk about sex, without actually going all the way into actual sex, seems to indicate the author could not decide if they wanted to make their webcomic comedy or pornography, with the result that it fails in either category.
Somebody calling themselves "crap" on Smackjeeves has two webcomics including this one. That was all I could find really.
Slasher movies such as Halloween and Friday The 13th have already been parodied by such movies as Student Bodies and Saturday The 14th, neither of which succeeded critically or financially. A parody can work very well if it is done properly.
But as described above, the webcomic fails at everything. It's supposed to be funny but is not. The female nudity might appeal to adolescent boys, but better quality pornography is very common on the internet. Really, the whole thing is boring at best and gross at worst. While something that is meant to be taken seriously and fails may be played for laughs, what do you do with a comedy that isn't funny? This webcomic is not so bad it's good, it's so bad it's dull.
UPDATE: Hosting site Smackjeeves is gone, and I doubt the author is resurrecting this webcomic anywhere else.