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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director:

Michael A. Simpson

Writers:

Fritz Gordon, Robert Hiltzik (based on an original idea by)
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A remake of the 1983 horror film about a an overnight summer camp that goes horribly wrong.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Springsteen ... Angela
Renée Estevez ... Molly
Tony Higgins Tony Higgins ... Sean
Valerie Hartman ... Ally
Brian Patrick Clarke ... T.C.
Walter Gotell ... Uncle John
Susan Marie Snyder ... Mare
Terry Hobbs Terry Hobbs ... Rob
Kendall Bean Kendall Bean ... Demi
Julie Murphy Julie Murphy ... Lea
Carol Chambers ... Brooke
Amy Fields ... Jodi
Benji Wilhoite Benji Wilhoite ... Anthony
Walter Franks III ... Judd
Justin Nowell Justin Nowell ... Charlie
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Storyline

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. She has an old fashioned approach as to how camp should be, and an old familiar deadly way of making sure that those who don't follow her rules don't get to come back next summer. Written by Dismal Angel

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers See more »

Filming Locations:

Bremen, Georgia, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Double Helix Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed on location at a YMCA youth camp in Waco, Georgia. See more »

Goofs

When Molly falls down the rock, you can hear she lands on a mat. Her position is not natural when shown in next shot, and there is no way she would have fallen like that. See more »

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[first lines]
T.C.: But if anyone heard her, they didn't answer. Soon, she found herself in front of the old mausoleum. Michelle had no choice. She had to go inside and look for help. She opened the creaking door and crept slowly into the lobby. She called out. Again, there was only silence. Then suddenly, behind her, she heard a sound. She turned around and saw her boyfriend, Steve, with his belt wrapped around his neck, hanging from the back from the door! And he was drenched in blood.
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Crazy Credits

After the last bit of credits the following bit is seen, a scene from earlier in the movie. (After murdering the head counselor Angela ducks her head back into the main cabin) Angela: Goodnight Campers. See more »

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The sex scene between Rob and Ally has an alternate version filmed with Ally wearing a nightgown, to be used for network television viewings. See more »


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Good movie, but who the heck is the chick on the box cover?
9 April 2000 | by zmaturinSee all my reviews

It's not easy being a horror movie fan. After seeing some spectacular masterpieces you start to realize that there aren't many good ones, and you'll spend most of your valuable movie-watching time on lame tripe that contains no originality or jollity, desperately searching for another classic. But I've discovered that if you lower your standards a bit you might find some less-than-classics that are still fun and enjoyable, if not legendary works of art. I humbly submit "Sleepaway Camp 2" as a tolerable entry in the slasher movie archives.

First of all, as far as deranged mass-murderers go, you could do a lot worse than Angela, a demented transsexual camp counselor who flips out at the most minor rule-breakers and reacts lethally, all while sporting a smile and never feeling blue. Our cheery Angela is the most "can-do" serial killer ever. You'll never find a copy of "Catcher in the Rye" or "American Psycho" near her victims- but maybe "Life's Little Instruction Booklet"!

Next of all, it's got a lot of killings. Some movies give you three, maybe four killings, but this one has a crate-full of slaughter- burning, eye-gouging, stabbing, beheading and more. Main characters or peripheral characters, on-screen or off, pretty much everyone gets it in this movie. There's even a classic scene where Angela forces one loathsome character down the hole in an outhouse! (If that doesn't sell you on this movie, nothing will.)

Finally, the cast is pretty good. The heroine is the lovely Renee Estevez, who should be a bigger star. She's always super-likable, (most notably as Betty Finn in "Heathers"). The severely unstable Angela is brought to life by Bruce Springsteen's sister Pamela, and puts in a wonderful performance here.

I can't recommend parts one or three in the epic "Sleepaway Camp" saga, because they're pretty putrid, but part deux is a pretty good diversion from the standard cinematic defecation that's passed off as entertainment.


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