Angela Baker (Pamela
Springsteen) has been released from the nuthouse
with an operation and other types of treatments
and is camp counsellor at a nearby camp known as
Camp Rolling Hills after being responsible for
killing many people at a nearby camp 6 years
beforehand. She keeps her last name a secret to
the campers nowadays even if some were aware of
what had happened.
The camp owner
Uncle John (Walter Gottell) awarded her as
counsellor of the week. Yet no one seems to like
her and finds her a little strange except for a
shy girl Molly (Renee Estevez) whom
she's romantically linked to the most popular boy
Sean Whitmore (Tony Higgins) who's
dad is a cop and arrested Angela during that time
However, when the girls at the camp misbehave at
the camp she slaughters them secretly one by one
and tells the rest that they were sent home as
her idea on weeding out the bad from the good
seems to get out of hand.
Two boys Judd (Walter Franks III) and
Anthony (Benji Wilhoite) tries to scare Angela
one night in which she does them in too in which
their camp counsellor T.C. (Brian Patrick
Clarke) starts to wonder when they are missing as
well as making some of the other campers a little
scared thinking what happened at that nearby camp
is happening to this campground.
In the beginning I didn't like the
first Sleepaway Camp movie. If
you don't understand read my reviews on the first
film before it really grew on me. I was nervous
to rent this one since the first one was twisted
and disturbing with alot of dysfunctional values.
Yet, I wanted to especially looking at the front
cover on a camper carrying a sack that involves a
chainsaw, Freddy Krueger glove and a Jason mask.
I rented it with a bud and got into it. The
campfire scene looked dark and cheesy like but
that's what made it so fun to watch. It seemed
like a totally different chemistry compared to
the first film but yet a girl camper named Phoebe
was telling a ture ghost story about the camp
nearby and what happened there which was exciting
to watch and I knew this one was definetely
following the first film. It's just the
surroundings and atmophere was completely
different but again when you watch Friday
the 13th sequels during the late 80's
you spot this too but it does base after the rest
of them. This film was very much like that but
this was during the era when alot of films were
using Freddy Krueger type jokes while doing in
their victims using plenty of dark comedy with
it's horror and of course this film poked fun at
many of those kinds of horror flicks.
Then we spot Angela telling Phoebe to return to
her cabin. Before I knew who the actress was that
played her, I was thinking to myself nope... This
wasn't the same actress who played Angela in the
original film as she looked totally different but
hey, that's okay. I was thinking to myself Angela
isn't quiet or shy anymore. Also, I was thinking
to myself that Phoebe is dead meat and boy does
she ever get slayed in which I found this moment
to be the best killing ever in the deep dark
woods. Then the opening credits happen which
looked totally awesome and I thought to myself
that this would be perfect to watch on a
Then we have Angela having a nice conversation
with the camp owner Uncle John which seemed to be
a different type of twist as Angela is finally
having conversations with people instead of
saying completely nothing and trying to get
There's also two perverted children taking
pictures in a window of a girls cabin which
seemed to be necessary at a summer camp since we
have seen some similar moments in other camp
films. There's also a mean girl at the camp named
Ally who pretends to be nice to a guy she likes
named Sean who is the son of the cop who arrested
Angela from Camp Arawak in which you kinda wonder
if he will fall for her but he seems to fall for
the new shy girl camper Molly who has a nice
innocent attitude and trying to accept everyone
by who they are. After all we always have people
like that too. Of course there's a dorkey kid
named Rob who falls for Ally and I'm thinking to
myself what a moron! Yet we've seen someone like
that named Paul in the first film. However, Paul
had a bit more brains compared to this kid.
Then there's two dugged up sisters which seems to
work well for the film since we've seen those
types in a Friday the 13th sequel
and I loved the scene when Angela barbecued one
to death and is about to do in the next one. I
was thinking to myself that Angela has gotten
worst over the years since her days at Camp
She is also great at acting bitchy whenever kids
are trying to have fun and not obeying the rules.
You think to yourself as to why Molly would
accept Angela when no one else does. Well again
Molly was the most easy going one who is very
open minded. There is a scene between the two of
them as Angela shows this I'm not so bad type of
personality when Milly asks for advice in
something. Plus I love a moment when Molly says
she can get shy sometimes and Angela tells her
she was shy once and wouldn't talk to anyone but
now no one can get her to shut up. I loved this
moment showing that she has changed and is more
sociable. She mentions her Aunt Martha but yet
doesn't talk about her cousin Ricky as if he
never existed. I always wondered whatever
happened to this nasty tempered kid. Yet Angela
kept alot of secrets since she was having a new
identity since the others were aware by what
happened at the nearby camp.
There were also moments with Angela trying to be
nice but the kids have a negative attitude and I
thought to myself that this wasn't a good idea at
all as Angela could snap and do them in too.
There was a really lame moment with two kids Judd
and Anthony dressing themselves as Freddy and
Jason to try and scare Angela but she beats them
to it dressed as Leatherface and doing them both
in. Yet the moment looked cool too with the
murders in the deep dark woods like the rest of
the murders that happened at night.
Yet there's a moment with Ally showing Molly her
true colours in which you knew she was pretending
to like her in order to get to Sean and just
being nasty to her which is a real look at a mean
teen towards a nice one as I thought to myself
that this bitch is going to get what's coming to
her big time and she gets the grossest killing of
them all. You will see what I mean when you watch
the film. It was hard to watch this moment as you
wonder if she really deserved this. But yet it's
very imaginitive on having nasty thoughts on your
worst enemies thinking on doing this to them too
for wasting their lives on being such an ass.
But then it's more creepy when Molly finds out
that her cabin is empty with just her and Angela
in which supposedly they were all sent home. It
does leave a chill down your spine.
What's more cool is Angela's nightmare sequences
while singing "The Happy Camper Song"
in slow motion with a blue screen while all these
kids were getting killed especially Phoebe
discussing about her at Camp Arawak. This was
well written in making the whole story truly
I love it when T.C. tells Angela off since Judd
and Anthony never showed up wondering if they
were dead which was impressive wondering if he
will really find out on what he will find out
But yet there's a really gross moment with Molly
and Sean discovering where the dead bodies were
hidden which seemed to borrow heavily from Friday
the 13th Part 2 but yet it looked
perfect when Sean discovers who Angela is and
telling he she was the one who killed those
people at Camp Arawak which was impressively
written in since Angela describes what had
happened to her after all those years. I got a
kick out of that scene and it was very
influential to anyone who would do a sequel to
put that in.
However, there's not a nice ending in which makes
this story quite pointless.
Bottom line is the film can be a fun one to watch
but yet it drags alot and the story almost seems
far fetched compared to the original in which Fritz
Gordon seemed to take away the chemistry
from Robert Hiltzik's work. There's no
mysterious killings since we all know who it is
this time and no twists or shocking moments other
than mentioned with the dead bodies and Ally's
murder too. Basically this Angela character was
molded into a Freddy Krueger type of killer which
doesn't really work at all but there's better
killings in this one than in the original.
It's definetely one of those cheesy 80's horror
films like the rest that went to the video store
during this time period plus there's many
characters names like Sean and Phoebe from Fast Times at Ridgemont High since it's
a joke to the lead actress who started out in
that film as well as two little kids named
Charlie and Emilio since the second lead actress
who was part of the family was in it too.
Otherwise, this film may disappoint the hard core
fans of the original flick.
The acting in the film is quite
good in which lead actress Pamela Springsteen (Angela Baker) plays a perfect psychotic killer
in the film with her black humor while doing in
her vicitms as she really gets into it and really
knew on how to act aggressive and strange too.
She also knew on how to act outgoing and nice in
certain scene's of the film. She was quite a
talent for this role and not because she's the
sister of the Boss either. I enjoyed some her
performances in other shows that were better made
but I'd have to say that this was her best
performance ever. She was very high strung which
was great and knew on how to act brutal whenever
she killed someone. Does a great job by swinging a log with all her might. Does well on replying afterwards on her first kill for not obeying her in
which she really gets into this with a good
demented attitude. A nice moment on her walking near the doorway of the girls cabin as
well as blowing her whistle to let everyone know
when breakfast starts in which this moment looked
highly energised. A good approach by her towards an onscreen unhappy camper by trying to act nice and understanding towards her
which looked very natural. An impressive moment with her
getting sharp towards some onscreen campers whom were goofing around and telling them all about being
reported to Uncle John in which this looked good
as someone who was acting strict as well as her
storming up towardsone of her fellow actors and demanding
him to leave with big wide eyes and an angry
expression. This looked quite powerfully performed. Shows off a nautral moment when giving someone advice when asked and making out she isn't such a bad person as she really studied this scene incredibly well. Perfect outgoing moment when she is dressed up after wearing a mask surprising her onscreen campers at a bonfire. She was impressive with her blocking when she tries to find objects to kill her next victim in a cabin. Shows good energy after waking up from a nightmare. Of course she replaced Felissa
Rose with this role since she was going to
school but this character seems alot different
compared to Angela as a quiet child in which I
don't think Miss Rose could've pulled
this part like she did.
Renee Estevez (Molly Magel) was a part of
the Estevez/Sheen parody and I think
this was her first role in a film as she was
involved with alot of afterschool specials
beforehand. She seemed to do the trick as the shy
young teenager who has an inncocent appeal to her
role but acted outgoing too. She does the trick
with this character knowing on how to act soft
spoken. She really knew on how to act emotional
at times too as well as acting innocent. She
studied this part quite nicely. A nice shocked expression on her spotting all of the beds empty realising everyone
Tony Higgins (Sean Whitmore) plays the son
of the cop who arrested Angela in her childhood
days and you can tell her sure studied this role
inside out. He really had that nice guy next door
type of appeal and brings out alot of great
spunk, energy and enthusiasm into his role. I
could see him getting more work in which he did
but he was a local Georgian in which this was
where the movie was shot since there's very
little opportunities for locals there. I do say
hats off to him in which I found him to be the
best actor in the film and a perfect key role to
the horror plot too. There's a great moment with him sitting at the campfire talking about what
happened to the killer afterwards in which this
looked strongly done by him and can be well
remembered for his performance in this scene. A great shocked reaction after he enters the abandoned cabin and what he spots then does well by getting sick. His best performance was near the end after discovering on who the killer is which was a classic performance with his strong speaking and aggressions too.
Hartman (Alley Burgess) played a perfect
typical two faced snob in the film along with her
beautiful looks and sleazy behavior too. She
definetely reminds you as one of those sarcastic
types in school who will seems to be outgoing but
if she doesn't get her way that she's very two
faced. A good moment with her walking towards a table in the cafeteria and
acting sarcastic with looked natural as a typical
stuck up teenage girl along with associating with
everyone else which seemed well done. A nice nasty reaction on her getting mean
towards her fellow actress which looked realistic on a mean girl
showing her hatred. Does a terrific performance towards the end of her role after being stabbed reacting to the pain as well as her screaming, whining and choked out words in which she made this look truly disturbing and hard to watch. She really brought this role to life and
it's a shame that she didn't carry on much of an
acting career since she seemed to have that
showbiz type of appeal to her.
Terry Hobbs (Rob) really knew on how to
potray his role as a naive dimwitted teen in the
flick. He was good at portraying someone harmless
but yet his character makes you wanna hate him
cause he acts like a total flake. All in all he
brought this character to life with what he had
Kendall Bean (Demi) brought on a great charm
to her role as another camper who has the nice
girl behavior and shows a good intelligensce to
her part of the film. She really stood out well
in her role and really got into her role big
time. She does well with her gagging after being strangled showing a nice intensity.
Brian Patrick Clarke (T.C.) portrayed a
great open minded easy going camp counsellor for
the boys in which we all knew him in his TV shows
like Merle in Eight is Enough but still came across nicely as an actor in a low
budget horror film like this one with his
sarcastic but outgoing behavior. He brings out
some great enthusiam and energy to his part. A good moment with him trying
to have a discussion with his fellow actress as
if it looked like that he was hitting on her
which looked impressive. Plus
he was great by acting stern when he needed to. There is a nice
aggressive reaction by telling
his fellow actress off about not finding a couple of campers of
his with a good angered expression on his. All in all he came across as someone who is
Julie Murphy (Lea) was so so in her role as
someone who likes to fink on others in which she
knew on how to act annoying by doing this but yet
her characteristics were questionable. However,
she wasn't one of the main cast members so it was
hard to tell her talents too well. But she can
still be well remembered for all she did in the
Walter Gotell (Uncle John) brought on an all
around nice guy charm as the camp owner in the
film with his elderly kindness along with having
a fairly passiveness to his part of the film. But
yet he sometimes tries to show off different
accents which sometimes throws you off while
watching him. He still portrays some good
characterisitcs regardless sunce he was a veteran
Susan Marie Snyder (Mare) certainly knew on
how to act like a party animal and showing off in
front of the others. She seemed to really get
into her part like the rest of the cast members
as someone who is a follower. She shows a good
outgoing behavior too in which she proves worthy
on doing other stuff than in daytime soaps. Does well sobbing and feeling humiliated near the end of her performance which looked impressive.
Valerie Hartman exposes
her breats during many scene's of this film as
she is bare breasted while waking up in the
morning in a cabin as well as still topless while
waiting to take a shower. There's also a moment
where she takes off her bra inside the washroom
of the girl's cabin while she tries to get
secduced. During an outside scene she is
barebreasted while fornicating with a guy next to
a log and she really gets into it big time.
Susan Marie Snyder flashes her breasts by
pulling up her shirt during the first morning
scene in the cabin as well as doing it again
while goofing off in the boys cabin.
The most violent film of the Sleepaway series:
Phoebe's head is bloodily bashed by a large piece
of wood and then her tongue is cut off.
Some blood is splattered on Angela a few times
when she kills someone.
Anthony's throat is bloodily slit open by a razor
from a glove.
Judd's leg is cut by a chainsaw.
Ally's back is stabbed.
Some grueosme looking corpses are revealed in a
closed down cabin.
T.C.'s face is splattered by battery acid.
Sean's head is chopped off but it's very quick.
His decapitated head is set in a broken TV.
Charlie and Emilio's bodies are deranged looking
next to a barb wire near a window of a cabin.
Uncle John's hands are cut off in his desk with a
cut open throat. Rob's face looked mangled while
being hung in this same cabin.
music sounds dark and creepy with some bonging
and metal screeching sounds during the very
beginning as well as high screechy synthesizer
music in between scene's with Angela watching her
next victim. There's also some string prickly
sounds too during a scene where the dead bodies
are first revealed which also sounds interesting.
Basically this music sounds similar to something
you'd hear in a Friday the 13th sequel during the late 80's era all composed by James
Oliviero. Yet maost of this scoring was used
in his composing on the trashy dark comedy Funland.
great bitching heavy metal songtracks which
totally suits a cheesy slasher film like this
During the opening credits we hear a stompin'
tune by Anvil with "Straight
Between the Eyes" as there's terrific
heavy fast kicking guitar riffs like you'd almost
hear in a Metallica song and was perfect
for this moment too while we watch the opening
credits in red letters flash on the screen.
There's also a wild part type song by Hurricane with "The Girl Are Out Tonight" which
is used in two scene's as one of them is used
when the guys come into the girls cabin and goof
around which seems to suit this scene. Then
there's another moment with a campfire scene when
the girls are listening to the song on a ghetto
blaster. All in all this song was awesome to
listen to on the movie.
We briefly also hear a song by the Dead
Milkmen with "Instant Club Hit (You'll
Dance to Anything)" by hearing some
good fast dancing type of drum beats and techno
sounds during another moment of the campfire
scene which works and is a nice change of music
There's a terrific heavy metal guitar riff with "Outta
Control" by John Altyn who is
a local and it was just written for the movie in
a scene where one of the boys named Anthony tries
to scare Angela dressing himself up as Freddy
Krueger and then used in a scene in the girls'
cabin with Rob trying to seduce Ally. It was a
shame the song isn't released since it sounds
like a perfect 80's song for a horror film but
yet Altyn's singing sounded a bit
cheesy. The guitar riffs almost reminded me of Merciful
Fate's metal track "Witches
Then there's a terrific sad ballad of "Desperate
to Survive" by Obsession for
the closing credits in which we hear some wailing
vocals as well as some good stompin guitar licks
which sounds perfect for the ending of the song.
It couldn't get any better listening to this
while the credits slowly roll up.
All of the songs were blended in perfectly for a
teenage slasher flick and would please any
slasher fans that enjoys 80's cheesy flicks.
Phoebe: I know a true story... about a camp 60
miles from here... Camp Arawak!
Charlie: Yeah I heard about that and a
bunch of people got killed!
Sean Whitmore: Shut up!
turns out the killer was the shy 14 year old girl
that everybody picked on. Only this girl, she
wasn't really a girl. She was really a he. His
aunt had been dressing him up like a girl ever
since he was four years old. They found him naked
on the beach holding the chopped off head of
another camper. About 60 kids were killed and the
camp had to be closed down.
are you staring at? Haven't you ever seen a pair
of boobs before?
Demi: Leave her alone, Ally, I mean she's
only looking at that long black hair growing out
of your left nipple.
Nice girls don't have to show it off.
I used to brag that every good kid in New York
came here, but now I have trouble filling half
the cabins with god knows who. Whatever happened
to the good kids in the world?
Angela: Don't say that Uncle John. There's
still lots of good kids. We just have to weed out
whistles to Ally) Ally: Get a life!
... Here ya go, Lea. It'll keep your tits
growing. Maybe you'll quit looking at mine.
Lea: You're not supposed to give food
away, I'm telling Ally.
Judd: Hey Molly, how do you put up with
Molly Nagle: She's not that bad.
Demi: Come on Molly, you have to amit,
she's alittle bit weird.
Ally: Weird isn't the word for it. I think
she's a dike.
[guys start laughing]
Ally: I'm totally serious.
Ooooh, I'm a happy camper, I love the summer sun.
I love the trees and forest, I'm always having
fun! Ooooh, I'm a happy camper, I love the clear
blue sky, and with the grace of God, I'll camp
until I die!
sisters are mocking Angela's happy camper's song]
Brooke: Oh, I'm a happy camper, I love the
clear blue sky, but only when I'm shitfaced, so
everyone get high! Oh, I'm a happy camper, I love
to drink and fuck, and if you pay me money, on my
titties you can suck.
I'll get you my little pretty and your little dog
I'm giving you one last chance Mare, we're
sleeping out tomorrow night just say your sorry.
Mare: Never, I would rather die first
Mare: [Angela reaches for something in
the backseat] What are you looking for, a
Angela: No, a drill.
You'd better not be playing with your food!
Judd and Anthony: Yeah or you're gonna
blindfolded campers stick their hands into boxes
of various gross stuff]
T.C.: Gross! Slimy gopher guts!
Diane: Look out! Putrid wild elephant
Angela: Dead teenagers' brains!
Diane: Angela, what's really in there?
Angela: Dead teenagers' brains.
Judd: If this doesn't scare Angela nothing will!
Angela (After spotting the pics to be nude) Uncle John's gonna hear about this!
Emilio: Was Angela's picture in there?
looking at some nude pics taken in the girls'
cabin) Nice tits!
Angela: Laugh all you want but I never
found pornography to be funny!
Asshole!!! You almost broke my machette!
knocks him down and prepares to bring a running
chainsaw down upon him] No, don't.
Angela: [She brings the chainsaw down
upon him] Sorry, but once I start a task, I
Ally (After spotting blood on
Angela's Leatherface costume): Cute, but the
blood looks like ketchup!
don't have to pretend to be nice to me cause I
know you hate me just as much as I hate you!
Molly: I don't hate you.
Ally: Knock it off with the goody goody
bullshit! It may work on Sean Whitmore but it
won't work on me... So has he screwed you yet?
Molly: That's none of your business!
Ally: I thought not. I should warn you
he's a lousy lay. You two would be perfect
together. Look just do me a favor and leave me
alone! Don't forget to run to Angela and tell her
about this. Maybe if I'm lucky the dike will send
Where is Ally?
Angela: I dunno, probably fornicating.
sex] That was great, thanks a lot. That was
Ally: Listen, you don't have AIDS or
anything, do you?
Rob Darrinco: No!
Ally: Great! See ya!
Ally into a trap]
Ally: Shit! Goddamn Molly!
Angela: Goddamn Angela!
Ally: What's your problem?
Angela: You! And kids like you!
Ally: Very funny
Angela: I didn't think you'll fall for it,
you're dumber than I thought.
Ally: Well you're more fucked up than I
stabbing Ally] Get up. Get up! Get in there.
Get in the toilet!
[shoves Ally into outhouse]
Angela: What's down there?
Angela: Answer me!
Angela: That's right one of your favorite
words. Do you mind if I borrow it for a moment?
You've been a shitty friend and a shitty camper.
What else is down there? Answer me!
Angela: You've pissed away your good looks
and God-given talent your whole life and turned
it into nothing but a cynical dirty mouth waste
of flesh! What else is down there?
Ally: I dunno!
Angela: Well, then, I guess you're just
going to have to climb in and find out.
Angela: Leeches, Ally! For a leech like
Angela: You should have been the first to
Angela (Before she strangles Demi with a guitar string)
You know what? You talk too much!!!
Wait I didn't do anything!
Angela: You're gonna tell! (She repeatedly stabs Lea with her screaming) No more whining out of you!
Angela... You're Angela Baker. The Angel of
Death. You killed all those kids at Camp Arawack.
I should have called you Peter.
Angela: My name is Angela Johnson. How do
you know so much about me?
Sean Whitmore: My dad's a cop. He helped
arrest you. Oh you should have heard him the day
you got out.
Angela: That's too bad. Wait 'til he hears
what's happened to you.
a cabin full of victims] Good night campers.