Remember Sleepaway Camp, a movie whose shock ending disturbed everyone back in 1983? Well, Angela is back — this time played by The Boss’s sister Pamela Springsteen — and a counselor at a new camp. Of course, she (that’s the pronoun I assume that she prefers) just can’t stop killing everyone.
Renee Estevez — in her second slasher month film — plays final girl Molly. She makes it to the end at least, but her fate is ambiguous.
You know that The Nails song “88 Lines About 44 Women?” That’s how I should review this movie. Just play the song and sing along:
Sean Whitmore played Tony Higgins
Molly’s guy, he lost his head
Valerie Hartman was Ally
Got drowned in a toilet stall
Brian Patrick Clarke is T.C.
His face met battery acid
Walter Gotell was Uncle John, once General Gogol of the KGB
He didn’t even get to die on screen
Susan Marie Snyder was Mare
She got drilled, literally
Terry Hobs was Rob
Also killed off the screen
Kendall Bean was Debbie
Killed with a guitar string
Julie Murphy as Lea
Stabbed by our he and she
Carol Chambers as Brooke
Grilled to death
Her sis Jodi played by Amy Fields
Also was fricasseed
Benji Wilhoite? He was Anthony.
His throat slit with Freddy’s glove.
Walter Franks? He’s Judd.
Chainsawed, he got no love.
Justin Newell? Charlie.
Also killed but off the screen.
Heather Binion as Phoebe.
Tongue cut out, neat and clean.
Jason Ehrlich? Emilio.
Also killed but not shown on screen
Carol Martin Vines was Diane.
Another stabbing. Another teen.
Tricia Grant had no name.
Her character was sent home.
Jill Jane Clements drove a truck.
She met Angela. Had no luck.
Anyways — Sleepaway Camp II is played for laughs versus the original. Interestingly enough, all of the cannon fodder are named for 1980’s cultural icons: Molly (Molly Ringwald), Ally (Ally Sheedy), Uncle John (John Hughes), Rob (Rob Lowe), Demi (Demi Moore), Lea (Lea Thompson), Anthony (Anthony Michael Hall), Judd (Judd Nelson) and so on and so forth.
I’m not as much for the jokey slasher, but this is fine if you’re looking to continue the Sleepaway Camp experience. A third film was shot at the very same time, Back to the Future-style, so you can keep it going even further, if you’re so inclined.
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