Welcome to Camp
New Horizons, where an autumn retreat brings together a group of obnoxious
rich kids and surly city thugs for an 'experiment in sharing'. But
when notorious transsexual psychopath Angela Baker joins the horny teens,
she shares a lesson in butchery with axes, trucks, firecrackers, lawnmowers,
"I've never chopped wood before, but I've chopped other things!"
returns as the "angel of death" Angela, in this 3rd installment of the
Sleepaway series. A group of select teenagers, some from wealthy
families, some from lower class families are pulled together by new owners,
Herman and Lilly Miranda, for an experiment in "caring and sharing" at
Camp New Horizons, formerly Camp Rolling Hills.
herself as a registered camper for this camping trip (that's why the campers
will know her as "Maria" in this one), and that's how she grabs the opportunity
to take part in this project. Upon arrival, the campers are split
into 3 diverse groups, and they go separate ways to set up campsites for
a few days of camping, and are supposed to meet up afterwards before they
leave. Of course Angela finds that these campers are no different
than the previous campers that she's dealt with before, so she sets to
do what she does best - disposing of immoral teenagers. When she's
finished with her original group of campers, she trades places with another
camper from another group to join them, and then finally joins in on the
third group when she's done with the second group. Of course the
final night of camp is a thrilling adventure with the final four surviving
campers, so I'll save that part for you to see. All I'll say is like
in the "abandoned cabin sequence" in Sleepaway 2, you will get to see all
the corpses of the dead campers one last final time in the "find Marsha"
game that she sets up for Tony, Anita, and Greg. The end of the film
is a battle to the death fight between Angela and Marsha.
cult horror favorite, as it's a no holds barred film... almost. About
20 minutes of film was cut from the finished version, but you will get
to see the extras in the DVD release. For instance, if you remember
the scene where Angela kicks Arab into the tent, and when Arab starts to
crawl out of the tent, yelling obscenities at Angela, then Angela decapitates
her, and all you see is a close-up of Arab, axe between her head and body,
and hands twitching. You will get to see what was cut from the film,
where Angela kicks the head towards the screen, Arabs hands still twitching
in the background. Another scene that was cut was when Angela tied Bobby
to the tree while enticing him with "S&M talk". All you got to
see was Angela hopping into the jeep (where the rope was tied to), Angela
flooring the jeep, watching the rope pulling along the ground and Bobby
screaming, blood around his shoulder area and him dropping slowly down
the tree. You will get to see the edited part, where his arms actually
get ripped off as she's speeding away. Most of these scenes were cut to
earn a "R rating", but you'll soon get to see what wasn't originally available.
Interviews are also included on this disc. Definitely a treat for
any Sleepaway fan!
are named from West Side Story, Brady Bunch, and The Munsters.
hockey mask Angela used in Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers is
seen in the fishing scene. As it is pulled out of the water another camper
remarks that the date is "Saturday... the 14th".
back to back with Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers.
- The character of Arab was originally called "Action".
Griffith originally auditioned for the part of Angela before being cast
license numbers on the truck correspond with the house numbers in A
Nightmare on Elm Street.
movie's subtitle Teenage Wasteland comes from a Who song, a favorite
of director Michael Simpson's.
girls' cabin is the same one used in the previous film, simply redressed.
stick Angela expires Herman and Sweatpea with is the same stick she used
to smash Phoebe's head open with in Unhappy Campers.
Angela pulls the zipper up on the tent, Jan pulls Herman's zipper down.
Hartman who played Ally in Unhappy Campers stuck around for the shooting
of this chapter, doing some behind-the-scenes assisting.
through filming, Sonya Maddox, Anita, went home for a weekend and came
back with a cut and dye. They tried best to change it back, but look closely
and you'll notice the difference in some scenes.
Simpson fell in love with the Red Ferrari used by Reporter Tawny Richards.
He delivered it to set, took it to blinding speeds down the Interstate
at night, and personally moved it between scenes.