Sleepaway Camp 5 (2008)
Director: Robert Hiltzik
Main Stars: Vincent Pastore, Michael Gibney, Paul DeAngelo, Kate Simses, Erin Broderick, Samantha Hahn, Felissa Rose, Jaime Radow
Storyline: Camp Manabe opens and slowly the kids are being murdered one by one. Is Angela back?
Review (Spoils): Robert Hiltzik tries to revive the classic of the Sleepaway Camp series by creating the Return to Sleepaway Camp. We have a bunch of annoying teens and one obese boy named Alan which all you want in the film is for him to die. He is gross, babyish and wears the same damn shirt all summer long. We have the typical stupid young teens smoking dope, drinking and doing panty raids. No sex scenes and no nudity (which is too bad as we have a few scores of babes in the film). We have some burnt bodies, rats in a cage strapped to a man’s head, the classic penis on a fish wire, barb wire, stabbings, skinned frogs and some bouncing breasts.
Rating: Overall Robert Hiltzik should have just forgot of this idea and left it all alone. Sure we have the classic return of Felissa Rosebut but it just does not make the cut and to be truthful it is a painful movie. Thank god for Kate Simses, Erin Broderick, Samantha Hahn and Jaime Radow or the film would of been turned off.
Sleepaway Camp 3 (1989)
Director: Michael A. Simpson
Main Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Kim Wall
Storyline: Angela is back yet again this time as Maria Nicastro and goes to Camp New Horizon this time as an actual teen. She starts to kill off the delinquent teens one by one and even the lazy arse councillors.
Review (Spoils): Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is back and this time she is killing under a different identity. She has her hair done 80s style (very awful by the way) and killing them all off one by one. The under privilege teens get murdered one by one. We have garbage truck trash compactors, sniffing cleaner, log beatings, firecracker in the face, garbage hole burying, tent spikes, a little game of who survives and stabbings.
The film is cheesy and kind of corny and really loses it scariness. The series has no landed to the point of pointlessness. The kills are pretty much lame, the one liners are bad and the ending is just downright dumb. I do not mind these kinds of films normally but when it comes from such as classic film (the first one) they should have brought it back around.
Rating: Angela is back and this time she should have stayed away. Not worth watching to be honest. The series has fallen of the rails on this one. Just skip it.
Sleepaway Camp 2 (1988)
Director: Michael A. Simpson
Main Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renee Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman
Storyline: Angela has gotten some help and now has landed herself a job as the perfect camp counsellor. But do they know of her past?
Review (Spoils): Angela Baker (Pamela Springsteen) is back from therapy and a sex reassignment surgery and is looking to start over a new life. She has put her secret past behind her and wants to start new. She takes on a summer job working as a head camp counsellor. She believes camp should be like the old days with songs, fires and marshmallows. If someone gets out line for what she dreams it should be look out!
This film is more on the comedy and gore side then the original film which lead to the ‘who done it”. Right from the get go of the film we know that Angela is insane and is doing the murdering. She is punishing basically any teen or kid that is out of line. The film brings us stabbings, tongue removals, drills, a drowning in a porter potty, burning, a chainsaw, Freddy glove and a good ol’ machete.
Rating: The film is not to be taken serious and not like the first entry at all. We have lots of breasts and Pamela Springsteen plays the crazy part well. This film is ok if you’re looking to kill sometime and want to see what is next in store for the series. Welcome back Angela!!!
Sleepaway Camp (1983)
Director: Robert Hiltzik
Main Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Katherine Kamhi,
Storyline: After a horrible accident Angela becomes shy and awkward. She and her protective cousin Ricky go to Camp Arawak and it will never be the same again.
Review (Spoils): This movie got lost in the millions of slasher film that were released in the 80s but this one is a gem in its own way. Yes the acting is not the greatest but it holds some of the most classic scenes in the 80s horror genre. We have boiled flesh, arrows, knives and axes. But some of the scenes that stand out are the bee hive, curling iron and of course the ending of the film. (Which still till this day is disturbing and makes the film worth it). Yeah for Camp Arawak!
Now the downside is cousin Ricky (Jonathan Tiersten) really you weight 110 wet and you’re the toughest kids alive. The mouthiness from him gets annoying fast in this film. The lame acting and the stupid baseball scene left the film a bit dry and boring but the killing scenes but the oddness of Angela (Felissa Rose) and the skankiness of Judy (Karen Fields) and Meg (Katherine Kamhi ) makes up for it.
Rating: Not the greatest movie out there but it holds its own with its uniqueness thanks to Angela (Felissa Rose ) and the strangeness that Robert Hiltzik brings to the film.The ending is one of the strangest endings known in horror film history so that alone holds the film up.