The Necro Critic

Who are you?

My real name is Gareth Van Camp, and Iíve been doing these videos for over a year now. Iím currently attending ETSU and am working toward a degree in Digital Media. I love anime, video games, and movies. Iím pretty open minded genre-wise, but I mostly prefer science-fiction.

Why do you do these videos?

Ever since one of my friends introduced me to the Angry Video Game Nerd, I’ve been hooked on comedic reviewers. I’ve become the fan of several reviewers, from the insanely popular (like Spoony and Linkara) to the slightly more obscure (like PlasticAddict and Spazfox). Eventually I joined Spoony’s forum, and repeatedly requested that he review the movie Sleepwalkers. At one point when I was checking his request thread, I noticed that somebody requested that he review the movie Van Helsing. I realized that I actually owned that movie, so I sat down and watched it with a notepad, and the rest is history.

Wait a minute. That story you told during your Sleepwalkers review was TRUE?

Mostly. I never actually called him. That would’ve just been creepy. Also, he actually DID respond to one of my requests to review the movie. He said that he couldn’t review it, since he didn’t own a copy. I think you know what happened there…

Why is your name Necro Critic?

Necro is the Latin term for death. I like to think of myself as Death to the things that I review. Also, I wanted some kind of similarity to my universal screen-name, NecroZombie T-37. That title was actually something my brother came up with. I was trying to get a YouTube account and every screen-name I tried was taken, so he just said some random words and it worked.

Aren't you just a Nostalgia Critic rip-off?

NO U!!!

So what make you different?

I don’t have a specific reviewing shtick. Besides movies, I also review videogames, anime, TV shows, whatever strikes my fancy.

Will you review (insert here)?

Maybe. If it hasnít been over-reviewed already, and I have a way of obtaining it, then I might consider reviewing it. Feel free to give me your suggestions. Just donít expect a review of the Super Mario Bros. Movie or Batman and Robin anytime soon.

What won't you review?

I won’t review books, toys, or music. They’re hard to review in video-form, and reviewing them requires specialized knowledge in those fields.

Why didn't (insert review here) get posted on time?

Keep in mind that I actually have a life to attend to every now and then. As much as I love doing these videos, they don’t help to pay my bills. Otherwise, I’ll still try to keep on my biweekly schedule.

What's your favorite (insert media here)?

My favorite movie is a toss-up between The Incredibles and Spirited Away. My favorite videogame is Chrono Trigger for the SNES/PS1/DS. My favorite anime series is Key the Metal Idol. My favorite genre of music is Classic Rock. My favorite band is Queensryche. My favorite superhero is Batman. My favorite food is eel (don't knock it until you've tried it). Everything else, I don't have a favorite for it.

Ledger or Nicholson?

Hamill. If anything else, he had the perfect Joker laugh.

Can I talk to you?

I have an email address at the top of the page. If you want to ask me a question, give me review suggestions, or stroke my ego by telling me how awesome I am, feel free to drop me a message.

Do you have Skype?

Yes I do, but I don't talk to just anybody on it, so don't feel bad if I ignore you.

I want to send you stuff. Can I have your mailing address?


What are the lyrics to your theme song?

The Necro Critic is in.                                                                                                                                                The Necro Critic is in.                                                                                                                                                We watch crap movies, we play crap games,                                                                                                        There's too much out there causing us pain.                                                                                                          The actors are rancid, the plot is stale,                                                                                                                    Necro is here to put an end to the fail.                                                                                                                    The Necro Critic is in.                                                                                                                                                The Necro Critic is in.

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