Monster Camp: The Story of NERO Seattle

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Filmmaker Cullen Hoback follows a group of online fantasy gamers as they spend a weekend offline. The Seattle, Washington chapter of the New England Role Playing Organization (NERO) is a group of hardcore *World of Warcraft players who take the online gaming experience into the real world with weekend role-playing jaunts. The film chronicles one such weekend, exploring how the participants escape their workaday selves and transform into often antithetical fantastical characters. Monster Camp: The Story of Nero Seattle premiered at the 2007 Cinequest Film Festival, where it was honored with the Audience Award for Best Documentary

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  • Nov 26, 2009
    Good documentary but it just wasnt as good as Darkon
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 14, 2009
    It's a good documentary but I would have liked to get a little more into how the game is played and seen more of that than people talking about what a pain it is to play the game. It's well made and the people are interesting enough to sit through but they all come off a little out of touch with reality. Something none of them are afraid to admit.
    Jason S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2009
    Not a bad documentary, its focus on the internal politics of a group of LARPers provides a nice little reminder on human nature, or something. The meat of the movie, though, should be the characters that populate this subculture. They are a colorful group, to be sure, but here too much attention is paid to the logistics of the game itself. That does serve as a means of characterization, as it exposes some of this practice's absurdity, but by the end of the movie I felt like I knew too much about NERO and not enough about LARPing.
    Nate H Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2009
    Some laughs, sure, but not as involving as Darkon was.
    Steve K Super Reviewer

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