Monday, June 5, 2006
Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (1989)
I couldn't resist anymore...after enjoying Sleepaway Camp and Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers, I had to see the final Sleepaway Camp movie, Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland. Well, Angela was back...just not as likable as the other movies.
Teenage Wasteland starts off with Angela killing a camper as the leaves the city for camp. The camper, with tattoos that read "milk" and "shake" (RAD) over each boob, looks like a bad Tina Turner impersonator. Her hair...why did Angela have to pick the camper with the grossest hair? Anyway, Angela runs her over with a rusty old semi, and makes it in time to be picked up by the bus for camp. The camp this year is called Camp New Horizon, and its focus is to bring together rich and poor kids for some good old "sharing and caring." There are less than twenty kids there for this experiment, which hurts the action a bit. The usual stereotypes exist as well, and all of the characters are unlikeable. They get killed off in creative ways when Angela decides that they've misbehaved.
Some of the kills are quite good...one counselor was buried alive with only her head sticking out, so Angela could mow her over. Another good one was when Angela stuck a lit fire cracker up a fellow camper's nose. Kablooey!!
Overall, though, this one was missing some of the "oomphf" that made parts 1 and 2 so enjoyable. It felt rushed, with underdeveloped and stereotypical characters. This was a pretty unnecessary movie, but it can still be somewhat fun and definitely "campy"...hehehe...
Check it out on Amazon!