Short Film Campers Chronicles Young Love With a Freaky Scifi Twist

Nothing is what it seems in Campers.
Nothing is what it seems in Campers.
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At a family campground somewhere in rural France, an unspoken attraction takes ahold of two teenage strangers. But there’s something bizarre and quite possibly alien happening to the boy, and the girl soon reveals there’s way more to her than just the party princess she appears to be at first.


Campers, by Laurent Barthelemy, gets very surreal at times and it leaves a lot of its plot mechanics (including its enigmatic ending) up for interpretation. However, it does contain an arm-wrestling contest, a stirring cover of “Wicked Game,” and some exquisitely shudder-inducing body horror.


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As someone who has probably listened to more different versions of “Wicked Game” than most people, I can honestly say that that was the most bizarre I’ve ever been witness to.