A bit meta, a bit comedy, and a bit gory slasher fun, YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER (2009) turns the traditional “slaughter at Camp X” scenario on its head by making the slasher the protagonist. The result is a solid B horror movie, a one-trick pony that sustains itself for the full run time without becoming boring.
In 2009, writers Sam Sykes and Chuck Wendig bantered on Twitter during a discussion about slasher movie tropes. Brett Simons developed the conversation into the film. At Camp Clear Vista, Sam and a group of counselors get together to prepare for a summer of good fun with the arriving kids. Soon, bodies are dropping and a bloody Sam is running through the woods, where it slowly dawns on him that he himself might just be the killer. He calls his friend Chuck, who helps him sort horror movie tropes in an effort to get him through the night alive.
The film is a little too self aware and not as funny as similar movies like TUCKER AND DALE VERSUS EVIL, and while the convention is interesting, it seems to have more potential than the film realizes. That being said, it’s a solid production from the pacing to the acting. In the end, YOU MIGHT BE THE KILLER is just good fun, a nice diversion for horror fans.