normal day at Camp Manabe, kids lighting their
farts in their bed at night, food fights in the
cafeteria and worst of all a group of bullies led
by their counsellor named Randy (Brye Cooper) to
pick on an autistic kid Alan (Michael
Gibney) as he doesn't like the food there or most
of the other kids but however has a crush on one
of the popular girls Karen (Erin Broderick)
but however he seems to make a fool out of
himself all the time with the other around him
and doesn't see eye to eye with the camp owner
Frank (Vincent Pastore) who gives him an
even rougher time.
day a camp's cook Mickey (Lenny Venito)
suddenly disappears after hucking eggs at Alan
which made him lose his temper and throw a
kitchen knife towards him just missing him.
Then suddenly one of the pot smoking kids
Weed (Adam Wylie) pulls a marijuana smoking prank on
Alan and later on is burned to a crisp as Frank's
assiatant who happens to be Ronnie (Paul
DeAngelo) thinks that Angela could be back to
seek revenge on mean kids at this camp but Frank
tries to force Ronnie into not talking about what
happened at that nearby camp 20 years ago and to
continue on with the camp events.
However, Ronnie almost loses his mind when he
spots one of the counsellors named Petey (Kate
Simses) trying to protect Alan from these bullies
wondering if she could be Angela.
cousin Ricky (Jonathan Tiersten) happens to be
working nearby and has more of an attitude since
then, is requested to go to the camp as these
people starts to drop like flies for having
terrible attitudes to this poor kid and help
Ronnie out by solving the murders.
Is Alan really killing these people like the
others think? Or has Angela somehow escaped from
the asylum and wrecking havoc once again?
When I first watched the flick I was a bit disappointed on how the budget and story turned out for this one but liked it for what it was and will give you an outlook on everything here in which there was alot of good shots in a cafeteria of
rowdy kids which looked realistic on kids being
There's a good shot on Randy grabbing Alan's neck in the
cafeteria and pushing his face towards his plate
and this kid freaking out.
We have a good shot on Charlie the chef approaching in
the kitchen talking to Alan as it
almost looked like a South Park type of feel.
A nice shot on a nasty chef Mickey by being mean towards Alan and hucking eggs at him along with and then Alan
hucks a kitchen knife towards him hitting the
side of the wall. Plus we have a perfect close up
shot on Mickey with a freaked out
expression next to the knife stabbed in the wall.
A good shot of the killer in black coming
up from behind Mickey next to a deep
fryer and lifting him up which looked impressive
and then forcing him in the deep fryer face first
as it looked truly intense along with a good shot
on the killer dragging the corpse in a garbage
bag and throwing it in the back of the garbage
truck which was almost like in Sleepaway
Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland but of course
they took Hiltzik's ideas when he
planned to make a sequel two over two decades
A cheesy scene with Alan acting dorky
waving towards Karen with her
friends teasing her. This looked a little too silly to watch.
A good scene that involved Weed with Alan by giving him what
looks like a joint as it's cow droppings and
teasing him as this was perfectly gross.
A good shot on Weed lying in a
chair outside late at night acting stoned out of
his head which looked well done and then a
good shot on the killer sticking a tube in his
mouth and tying his arms by stuffing his mouth
with gasoline which looked totally suspenseful
along with a good shot on a joint stuck in his
mouth litten up and a cheesy CGI effects
shot on an explosion which looked enjoyable even if the special effects as said were cheesy which meant lacking.
There's terrific shots on a crowd watching and
ambulances and firetrucks around the camp at
We have a cheesy moment with Ronnie talking
about Angela as well as Frank having an attitude about it and explaining about
what happened to an officer then being blunt with Ronnie not wanting to hear about it. This was enjoyable to watch making sure that this was a direct sequel to the first flick and well put into the story.
Interesting moment with Ricky returning by having
a bad ass attitude and smoking a cigarette at his
construction area while being questioned about
his cousin Angela and having been told that
there's an incident at a campground nearby. Plus some cheesy discussions about Angela too and correcting him that is cousin is a she.
We have a disturbing scene when Alan is
at his hideout with the frogs and T.C. kicks one of them and Alan getting upset about it. Then there's a good shot
on Alan holding a knife towards him with a cold look along with a good close up
shot on him.
There are many great camera shots in the forest
with the other campers dressed in combat
training uniform all circling Alan and
shooting at him.
A good close up shot on Alan in another scene looking at a dead frog on a log
with as it looked truly sad disturbing.
Good moment with Alan panicking at a pier and Karen telling him to get off along with Randy and Joanie acting like a couple of
bullies and encouraging the kids to pick on him
which was done believeably well.
Fun moments when Ronnie gets intimidating towards
towards Petey trying to make out
that she's Angela with her getting nervous as it
looked too obvious and cheesy during the same time.
We spot a good shot on T.C. reading a
magazine and through a hole on the floor a sharp
broomstick points towards him. Also there are good shots on both him and Spaz peeping
through the hole each time discussing the
broomstick as you know that something is going to
happen. Suddenly you'll almost jump when T.C. once again looks one more time and the sharp broomstick
stabs him in the eye which was blocked and shot
terrifically along with a terrific shot on Spaz staring and screaming his lungs
Things look comedically done when Ricky
approaches the camp telling people here he is and
a surprised look when he spots Ronnie there which was an impressive brief discussion by
the two of them.
A good shot on a bottom bed of a bunk
with nails that slams on Bella.
A good scene between Linda and Randy out in the dark woods acting kinky towards one
another along with a good shot on him being tied up next to a tree with some terrifying
incidents and then freaking out
trying to apologise thinking it's Alan along with
a good shot on her screaming and
running away to her jeep.
There's a good shot on Linda with a
backshot on her driving her jeep and a shot on
some barb wire in hung out on the middle of the
Great horror shot on the bunk bed with nails as well as the dead body with Karen witnessing it and freaking out to the other campers.
We spot a nice shot on her with
her neck tied to a rope to a basket ball hoop
Good shots with Ronnie, Jess Lamner and Ricky going in
the woods with flashlights to look for Alan.
Bottom line: After 5 years of waiting for this
film to come out I was super happy that it
finally did and nearly lost all hope for it. It's made on a bit of a lower budget than the
first one and looks like a made for cable TV
production but again I enjoy those types of shows
too. We have a bit
more humoress dialogue and some corny one liners.
Some are good and some are bad but overall a good
mysterious storyline like in the first one. We
have a shocking ending too but nowehere as
effective like in the first one but still very
entertaining which I can't wait for the next one Reunion to happen.
The film is definetely suitable for this years
generation on slasher films and again a movie so
bad it's good like the first one with a bigger
cast of mean kids and counsellors as well as a
nasty camp owner too with some humoress one
liners on some of the case members whom were
famous with their other work too.
Alot of the scene's were almost a remake and
tribute to the first one with certain postures
like a kid eating a candy bar on a bleacher like
Angela was in the first one or when the put upon
kid was pushed into a lake off a pier and a
caring one trying to help him out like Ricky did
Best of all, we have a scumbag cook who gets a
similar incident happening to him for the first
attempted murder scene.
This one was out to celebrate the 25th
anniversary on the first one and had no
relationship to the previous sequels directed by Michael
A. Simpson which was a good thing but hey, Halloween:
H20 was a direct sequel to part 2 and
ignored the other sequels so why can't this one
too? Yet waiting for so long for this film to come out I expected it to be alot better than what it was as I was disappointed at the same time due to a lack of writing and not so creative ideas either along with cheesy special effects. Plus more slapstick which isn't Hiltzik's style at all. To top it all off you're supposed to feel sorry for Alan but he was an asshole so once again the reasons for the murders didn't make much sense after this kid was being picked on by other bullies as he was looking for trouble regardless. Lots of fans were disappointed as I could see why but I liked it for what it was.
Most of the acting is quite good
for this film but we have some stale
performances too. We have a decent performance by Erin Broderick (Karen) as the lead teen camp
actress who shows her frightening actions and
intensity quite well. she
does well acting embarrassed after someone waves hyperly towards her. A perfect freaked out reaction on her after discovering in her cabin the murder with
the top bunk bed with the nails on them as she
screams well towards her bunkmates and then runs
away as it looked fairly intense. She does well by trying to
struggle after being hung by the killer.
Michael Gibney (Alan) who plays someone autistic
seems to pull off his part but by no means is he
an award winning actor but still seems to do okay
with the character he played. However, he could
have some limitations for future acting gigs. A good
menacing expression on his face when a cook is nasty to him. A
good reaction on him acting dorky
waving towards his onscreen crush. Great reactions by him choking and coughing while smoking a fake joint. Performed well with his devastating expressions when he spots his dead frogs. He is good spazzing out after the onscreen owner verbally attacks him. Does well running out in the middle
of the campground while there's a chant of kids
name calling him blowjob and a good energetic moment on him looking in the air and screaming.
Paul DeAngelo (Ronnie) is back as the body builder
camp employer and like before his acting
isn't very good and is a little too melodramatic
in this one but I guess this explains why he got
very little work in other shows. He was rusty when he gets paranoid
towards his fellow actress trying to make out
that she's Angela.
Vincent Pastore (Frank) seems to do a fine job as a
nasty camp owner since he's had numerous
experience in other acting jobs but sometimes
acts just a little too macho and gets carried
away. Still, he comes across well as a bully
owner. He looked a little witty after he
realises that his parrot says Your Ass Stinks
when he's supposed to look angry as it seemed a
little kooky. Yet does well freaking out at one of the campers at the canteen about what his parrot said.
Kate Simses (Petey) plays a nice camp counsellor but
however isn't too convicning to be a character
actress as she seems too plain.
Brye Cooper (Randy) seems to really pull his weight
well as a nasty camp counsellor for the boys as
he comes across as a typical egotistical asshole
tormenting the outsiders and encouraging the
bullies to continue doing their nasty deeds as he
reminds me of a male Meg from the first one. You
just feel like killing him he's so arrogant. Good
Jackie Tohn (Linda) was another one who played a
good bitch counsellor in the film and had the
perfect looks for her role too.
Christopher Shand (T.C.) wansn't too shabby as the
head bully camper in the flick as he seems
natural as a typical teenage prankster. Does well by jumping in a scene after what he spots.
McIntosh (Bella) was great as a bad ass camper
showing a tough tomboy attitude since she reminds
me of those tough girls at school. She can go far
with her career.
Stage veteran actor Paul Iacono (Pee Pee) acts his
part out as a dweeb who wets his bed a little too
much as he didn't impress me at all and seemed
Adam Wylie (Weed) gets killed off halfway through
the film but played a great stoner in the film
and spoke his words greatly acting like a typical
pothead. Of course he's done tons of acting gigs
since he was little and is still going on strong.
A worthy character actor indeed.
We can't forget about Jonathan Tiersten (Ricky Thomas) as the temperamental one in the first one who
appears briefly in the middle of the film's run
and appears close to the end of the film so his
part wasn't too bog but he still has the knack as
an actor even if he chose to be a progressive
rock singer instead of acting. He certainly knew
his stuff as Ricky again having more of a bad ass
attitude too. However his outfit looked like his normal look when he performs with his band.
We have another descent brief performance by
supporting veteran actor Lenny Venito (Mickey) as
a douchebag bad ass cook as he almost reminded me
of Artie the cook in the first film and shows
some humoress aggression to his part in a good
Last but not least, we have a good couple of
cameo scene's by the late Isaac Hayes (Charlie the Chef) as he shows the same humor like he did in South Park which was a real treat
watching his performance and it was sad that he
died shortly before the film's release.
Michael Gibney's character
moons some girls at a sportsfield.
A head is melted in a deep fryer.
A teen's body is fried and explodes.
A frog is sliced.
A girl is slaughtered by some nails on the top
bottom of a bunk bed.
eye is stabbed through his head by a pointy end
of what was once a broomstick
A camp owners stomach is eaten open by rats.
A counsellor is bloody wrapped in barbwire.
A teen is skinned alive lying on the ground
towards the end of the film.
music wasn't too bad as we had some descent
susepnseful piano playing like in the first movie
along with some dark synthesizer playing along
with some techno type music (Which I didn't care
for) along with some odd accoustic guitar playing
when it shows the cabin of the cafeteria first
thing next day that suits a teenage horror flick
which was all composed by Rodney Whittenberg.
have an annoying songtrack during the beginning
of the film performed by a band called Goat
and Friends performing the title song. Frankie
Vinci it was a shame the producers didn't
pick you to perform your songs again or even Jonathan
Tiersten with his band Ten Tiers.
Alan: Your ass stinks!
Stay the fuck out of my freezer, or I'll cut your
tiny little balls off!
Chef: It's that damn fool, Mickey. Boy's
useless as tits on a bull!
Frank: I don't wanna hear anymore of this Angela crap!
Ain't life a bitch?
Sheriff Jerry: So are you, Ricky.
chanting outside their cabin: Blowjob,
Ronnie (Staring in fright) It's
Karen (Screaming intensely): I
tried to warn you but you wouldn't believe
the killer lowers a tiny noose toward his crotch]
What, are we hanging mice tonight?