Screened before FUBAR II as a little “amuse bouche” to whet our appetites, BEAVER DAM is a little gem of film. A horror-musical, the film sets off the classic campfire spooky story, with “stumpy Sam” enlisted as the token scary guy of the tale. When Sam shows up and starts mauling the campers, the kids (ostensibly Boy Scouts) rear back in terror, save for spectacled Danny, who literally finds his voice in fighting the bad guy.

Plenty of blood and guts are spilled, some catchy rock numbers in ROCKY HORROR epic style, this is an impressive little piece from a director that should be watched closely – if he can inject this much fun into a feature film, he’s bound to be a huge contribution to Canada’s cinematic output.