Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sleepaway Camp II (1988)
I know people love the Sleepaway Camp series, but I'm not really one of those people. I mean, I get that they're bad movies - "campy" haha - but this one is really bad. Not MST3K bad, just bad. Cheap as fuck with a completely by-the-books script and very bad gore effects, SC2 couldn't even get the original actress to play the lead killer - which says something when you have too much class and integrity to star in something that is not up to the standards of Sleepaway Camp.
Luckily, however, Bruce Springsteen's sister had no such qualms about taking on the challenge. And man, she sucks.
You don't need to have seen SC 1 to know the drill - campers mixed with pot, booze and excessive boob exposure face off against a homicidal maniac. And, like in most camp killer movies, the campers lose for the most part. The only really difference here is that (sorry to spoil this for you) the maniac manages to actually kill off everyone in the camp. Everyone. One by one without anyone catching on to what was going on. It's pretty dumb.
But I mean, duh, right? It's the sequel to a movie that ended with the female maniac standing naked with a severed head in her hand and revealing her wiggly, hairy little penis - that was enough to sell me on Sleepaway Camp 1. It's so ridiculous and so over the top that you can't help but dig on it. SC2 however - no over the top shocks like that. Just the Boss' sister sleepwalking her way (no pun intended) through one of the most redundant and dopey horror films out there.
Hit the snooze button on this one.
- Complaint Department