Five years after
the horrific slaughter at Camp Arawak, transsexual lunatic Angela Baker
has become a counselor at Camp Rolling Hills. But Angela is about
to teach 'bad campers' a brutal lesson in survival when these horny teens
are sliced, stabbed, drilled, barbecued, chain sawed, and worse.
"Oh I'm a happy camper, I love to drink and fuck, And if you pay me money, On my titties you can
- Brooke Schote
A couple of campers
at Camp Rolling Hills are sitting around telling ghost stories, and one
of them is killed in the forest around the camp. The camp's head counselor,
Angela, convinces the others that she left home. As the others help out
the children in the camp, Molly and Sean, start to develop a friendship
that really infuriates Angela. Suddenly, some of the counselors start to
be sent home for illegal behavior, Molly becomes a bit suspicious of her,
yet also has to deal with Ally, another counselor making moves on Sean.
When Angela finally reveals that she has been killing the other counselors
instead of sending them home, she kidnaps Molly and drags her to her secret
cabin in the woods. With all the dead bodies around, Molly has a small
chance to escape and stop her killing spree.
With all the
gruesome deaths in here, one might wonder if it's a Friday the 13th film. We get battery acid to the eyes, a knife in the chest, repeated stabbing
in the back, a decapitation, strangulation, and a massive object striking
the head. In addition, we also have non-traditional deaths like drilling
a hole into the skin with a power drill, having a tongue cut out, and being
shoved into a "used" outhouse filled with leeches. If you know what an
outhouse is, you'll know what I mean by "used:" if not, then watch it,
since I won't spoil that kill. The main thing it lacked was dismemberment,
but with the variety of killing in the movie already, I won't complain.
Another big clue is all the nudity. Several women are topless more than
once, even going so far as having one character being topless for ninety
percent of her screen time. Not at all bad, but still an example of how
similar it is to the Friday series. The ultimate example: to pull
a prank on the woman, a few guys dress up as Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruegar,
and Leatherface to scare them in a pretty pointless scene, but now the
real point is that they dressed like Jason, hockey mask, machete and all.
It did feature a few gruesome deaths, and a way to get some good blood
and guts in, but all it did was only prove how close this is to a Jason
involved is more overt and over-the-top as horror-comedies are today. After
every kill, there is a smart-aleck remark done at the characters' expense.
Some were pretty funny, but they where all pretty cheesy that it might
turn off some people. The rest of the movie is also done with a pretty
cheesy attitude, where all the people involved are aware of the fact that
the film is cheesy, and are playing the film with a tongue-in-cheek manner.
The cheesiness is so high up the chart that even a second grader unfamiliar
with the genre can find at least thirty references alone. That high value
of really bad scenes is really a clue to how bad this might appear to people.
This film isn't
all that bad for a slasher film from the eighties. It has enough gore,
nudity, and cheesiness to win over any fans of these issues. Check it out
if you enjoy those things, but heed caution if you want subtly or complex
issues in your horror films. Avoid all together if you hate humor with
the shot of Rob hanged, he blinks right before the shot cuts.
the breakfast scene, watch closely to see Benji Wilhoite, Anthony, accidentally
looks into the camera.
Molly and Sean kiss, listen in the background: Angela keeps stopping playing/sing
Koombaya... she removed one guitar string to garrote Demi, remember?
book on Uncle John's desk is The Gates of Hell, a book about Nazis. Get
Ally screwed Rob in the forest, that wasn't really Terry Hobbs, who played
Rob. He was too young! A body double got the lucky honors.
Pamela Springsteen (Angela) is Bruce Springsteen's sister.
of the characters are named after members of the "brat pack" of the 1980's.
back-to-back and at the very same location as its sequel, Sleepaway Camp
III: Teenage Wasteland. Both finished within three months.
most the MPAA let you see of the climactic decapitation of Sean in SC2 was the full slice but not the resulting bloodletting. Thankfully, it was
the only major cut in the film. Even more thankfully you can see it on
the DVD - in fact, you get to see the making of it and its execution -
in the Behind The Scenes featurette.