Camp Hope, Camp Hell

Before he became a big star playing Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg was in a film formerly known as Camp Hope purportedly based on true events at a New Jersey Catholic summer camp. The film, now being billed as Camp Hell, is set for release on DVD, digital download and on-demand on Aug. 9.

Here’s the press release from Lions Gate:

Camp Hell
Evil and faith collide this summer as Lionsgate premieres Camp Hell on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand. Based on true events of a New Jersey Christian community rocked by unseen evil, the film stars two-time Emmy® winner Dana Delany (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, TV’s “China Beach,” 1989, 1992). Oscar® nominee Bruce Davison (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Longtime Companion, 1990), Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo’s Fire), Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, The Social Network, 2010) and Spencer Treat Clark (The Last House on the Left) round out the cast of this terrifyingly true tale. The Camp Hell DVD features never-before-seen deleted scenes.

Camp Hope is a place where Christian children come together to share and study their faith. Deep in the woods and far from distraction, they learn how to better serve their maker and the perils of tangling with the Devil. Unfortunately their charismatic leader unknowingly leads them into a world of evil, and the nightmare begins, as each child’s body soon becomes possessed by something evil.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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