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Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers

by on Jul.22, 2010, under Daily Review

Unhappy Campers is a crazy sub title. I think you’d be more than unhappy if you burned someone alive, or slashed up with a huge knife.

The pace picks up on this sequel and guides us through a more standard slasher flick with a high body count. Angela is back, several years after the first. She’s now a young assistant at Summer camp and anyone who gets on her bad side ends up slashed to pieces.

This is the usual affair really. It’s fun to watch and much better than the first by way of enjoyment. It’s obvious though, which some may see as a problem, but for me it kind of works well. What makes this film a tad different is the female lead, non other than Bruce Springsteen’s sister, Pamela, who happily slashes up any bad folk. The film bursts to life and doesn’t stop really, with Angela starting her rampage within the first few moments. It’s a strange concept to have a female slasher villain and also, no masks so we are all aware of whose doing what and also, no comeuppance. She just kills and kills and kills. Wild really.

A nice point to raise, is one scene with some of the kids dressing up as Jason and Freddy. Cute. Also, a crazy gasoline scene, Reservoir Dogs Style. Nasty stuff.

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