Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Oh Angela, you silly mop-headed girl!
She's baaaaaaack...as a camp counselor! Angela (Pamela Springsteen replacing Felissa Rose from the original) has spent some quality time at a mental hospital, where she has undergone much therapy and has had a sex change operation! She's all girl now! Unfortunately, she still has murderous tendencies toward naughty campers.
We know Angela is the killer from the beginning, as she kills a girl for hanging out with the boys alone, at night, and for telling them the story of Camp Arawak's Angel of Death. After the girl's death, Angela berates her for being such a bad camper. Tsk tsk...hanging out with boys after dark and telling stories are soooo inappropriate!
The next morning, Angela explains to the other campers that she had to send the girl packing because she had done some naughty things with the boys. The other girls are pretty miffed at Angela's strict adherence to the rules and make fun of her behind her back, calling her a "dyke." The only camper who befriends Angela is Molly, the good girl.
Everyone else seems to piss Angela off, whether they talk back to her, drink, cuss or "fornicate," as Angela is fond of calling sex. The deaths are pretty creative...my favorite was the Shyte sisters' death of being burned alive with their own alcohol stash. Another favorite is when the queen bitch of the camp is stabbed in the back and then tossed into an outhouse that is infested with leeches while Angela jabs at her with a stick. Oooooh ooooooh...not to mention the homages to Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre!
I usually like more serious-minded horror movies, but for some reason, I love Sleepaway Camp 1 & 2. This movie is not scary at all and has pretty horrible acting, but it's so gosh darn comedic and spunky that I just love it. Pure campy (hehe), cheezy fun! LOVE IT!!
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