Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers
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Angela's back in this sequel to the 1983 cult favorite. It's five years later and the grisly murders that terrorized Camp Arawak have become a favorite camp fire ghost story. Unfortunately for the kids at Camp Rolling Hills these tale become all too real as the crazed maniac escapes the asylum and takes up residence at their camp to insure rule-breakers don't go unpunished.
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Having seen all the SC movies, I've always found them to be amusing - well, with the exception of SC IV: The Survivor, which is simply comprised of 90% archived footage from previous SC films - and strangely compelling. SC II seems, to me, to be the most kill-focused of all the films (meaning, the one most geared towards focusing on the kills as the driving plot element).
In speaking with my friends - also fellow horror geeks - there seems to be a strong love-hate relationship with these films. Either you "get" em, and enjoy them for what they are, or you think they're the worst thing since the birth of the first Kardashian.
Bottom line is this one's a lot of fun, with enjoyable kills, and worth a rental if you liked SC I.
Basically, the plot revolves around a group of kids at a camp called Rolling Hills, which is apparently 60 miles from Arawak. Well, it turnes out that Angela did her time at the mental hospital and has had a sex change operation (She used to be a boy) and is apparently "cured". Haha. Boy, were the counselors that hired her wrong. Pretty soon, kids begin to start missing. Angela claims that she's sent them home for behaving badly, when really, she's been brutally murdering them in painful, gruesome ways. No one knows this, and of course, they believe her when she tells them she sent 'em home. Well, when more and more kids keep getting "sent home", the camp counselors get suspicious and fire Angela. Of course, Angela runs off into the forest and to the abandoned cabin where she likes to hang out. One of the remaining teenagers decides that she wants to try and cheer her up, and grabs her boyfriend and has him help her. Well, when they reach Angela's hangout spot, they soon find out her disgustingly horrible secret and now both of their lives are in danger. Will they make it out alive? Watch the movie and find out, damn it!
Well, there's a run-down of the main premise of this short, but incredibly entertaining bloodfest. Now, the story is really quite absurd. Wouldn't they check Angela's records or something before hiring her as a staff member? In real life, yes, they would have and they would have NEVER have hired her...unless they were total and complete idiots, of course. But, luckily, these counselors are idiots and we get to have a fun time watching Angela "weed out the bad kids"! The gore scenes in here weren't very graphic, but then again, the gore scenes weren't too graphic in the first one, either. You see, they didn't NEED to be gorey! And neither do the deaths in here!
Oh, and if you're looking for some T&A, there's plenty of it in here. Right after the beginning credits, we see one of the young teenage girls topless because she says she likes to sleep in the nude. And there's one that just likes to act like a complete [hooker]to impress her friends and the guys, and one of the best sex scenes ever filmed happens to be in here. Yes, the sexual stuff is pretty pointless, but this is a SLASHER FILM. Most slasher films have a little bit of nudity or sex in them, to attract their younger male target audience. And of course, the girls are treated to a couple of muscular guys without any shirts on a couple of times.
The acting is pretty average in here, but it's better than the performances in the first film. Pam Springstein is amazing as Angela, and I personally think she's much much better than Felissa Rose. I love the way she portrays our favorite transvestite serial killer. When she murders, she doesn't think twice about it. She just acts like it's some every day thing, and just...does it. There's no other way to explain it, she just kills 'em. Only a couple of the murders have build up to them, and yeah, I do wish there had been more build-up in this one like in the first, but oh well. I still had a great time watching this, so that doesn't matter.
Overall, this isn't as good as the first one, but for some reason, it's far more entertaining.
Reccomended for a Saturday night rental. Or you can just buy it if it's really really cheap, like I did. Don't forget to pop a ton of popcorn to go with it!