Tuesday, 3 January 2012

02/01/2012: Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers [1988]

The cult classic Sleepaway Camp had one of the most memorable and shocking endings ever, leaving us with one image burned into our eyes. Sleepaway Camp II brings Angela back to camp, after years in a mental ward, as a camp counselor.Of course this is the last place the transvestite serial killer should be.

The movie is short but takes no time. With all of the mystery removed in the first movie, Angela dives right in bringing the body count to 4 in the first half hour. It seemed to me that the movie had definitely toned down the blood and gore of the first movie. However they had become much more creative with the killings as Angela, burns, stabs, strangles, and drowns in an outhouse.

It is also noteworthy to say that those horror fans who keep hoping for a Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Myers, can find it here, in what was one of my favourite scenes of the movie.

Overall it seems campers are divided on the series. Most who like the original don't like the sequels and vice-versa. However Sleepaway Camp II checks all the boxes of a slasher movie and doesn't disappoint.


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