Directed by Michael A. Simpson
Written by: Fritz Gordon & Robert Hiltzik
Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez and Tony Higgins
Angela Baker has undergone years of therapy, electro-shock and sexual reassignment surgeries and finally landed herself a job in the last place she should be working – Camp Rolling Hills.
My wife is kind of a horror wuss. Anything too serious is apt to induce a panic attack, so when we watch horror together, we aim to find the dumbest, trashiest flicks possible. Sleepaway Camp 2 crams more (un)intentional “camp” (sorry) into every single frame. I don’t even know where to start! I guess this is really a moral tale with a summer camp as the backdrop. Angela is going Old Testament on this rowdy crowd of partying campers. If you drink, use drugs, or have sex, which the movie is filled with btw, your ass is gonna get killed!
A new batch of campers show up to Camp Rolling Hills, ready to party and just enjoy their experience. Unfortunately for them, she/he, Angela Baker is back and ready to enforce her unique brand of moral enforcement on anyone not living up to her standards. Odd that such murderous behavior doesn’t violate her sacred code, right? It’s sort of like Christians that blow up abortion clinics to protest murder. Regardless, Angela is going Jihad on everyone’s asses. I lost count midway through, but I think I counted 346 scenes involving nudity, so there’s the standard for this flick. Boobs ‘n blood are crammed into every scene. Not content to be upstaged by boobs, the bad acting claws its way to the top as well. This is the movie you want to watch with friends during the Halloween season. The commentary you can provide might be as good as the movie.
While the first film was…kind of serious and followed a dark undertone that can be counted as an actual horror movie from the 80′s, this one is nothing but boobs and blood. You won’t identify with anyone because the film doesn’t require it. You won’t root for anyone because you’re dying to see how silly/horrific the next death is going to be. If you’re expecting a real plot and acting, you’re in the wrong place. Sleepaway Camp 2 is designed to entertain only, and it succeeds wildly. I could rewatch it again right now. Have some friends over for a movie marathon and queue this up on Netflix streaming. Classic 80′s horror and then some!