Killer Camp is telecast Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. on The CW. If you've ever pondered what CBS's long-running reality juggernaut Survivor might look like if contestants were eliminated via a gruesome murder rather than a vote, give The CW's Killer Camp a viewing. The British reality/competition series cleverly combines the game Clue, the horror classic Friday The 13th, and Survivor, but with one major twist - - at the end of each episode someone is killed. That's right, a contestant is murdered (in a gory dramatization), leaving the remaining contestants to uncover who is the killer amidst them. The unknown killer also happens to be the puppet master behind the evil camp handyman Bruce, who actually performs the dirty deed. While it sounds gruesome, the series is actually a fun take on the successful tried and true formulas to which it pays homage. Heading Killer Camp (as camp counselor) is stand-up comedian Bobby Mair (pictured at top), who, as both a Survivor and horror fan, found himself right at home filming the five-part series. "I think one of the first films I ever watched was Friday the 13th", he said when Mediavillage spoke with him about the series, "I was five years old, and Bruce, who follows through for the killer on the show, looks a lot like Jason (Voorhees). So it was really cool to feel like I was in a horror movie and getting to orchestrate a daily murder - - that was amazing.
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