Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) aka Nightmare Vacation 2

3.5 / 5
Tagline: When you go camping just take the essentials
Directed by: Michael A. Simpson
Written by: Fritz Gordon, Robert Hiltzik
Actors include: Pamela Springsteen, Renee Estevez, Brian Patrick Clarke
Genre: Horror
Length: 80 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Firstly I should point out that Pamela Springsteen (yes Bruce's sister) has taken over the role of Angela this time. Also amusingly Renee Estevez does in fact have a famous brother (Emilio) so it's kind of celeb sibling city here! Anyhow what happens with this story is that Angela is now a camp counselor with an overly happy attitude. Thing is folks don't always listen to Angela and then people start getting bumped off in typical '80s slasher style. This isn't nearly as campy and fun as the first one but still it should at least be worthwhile for fans of the first one. The deaths tend to be somewhat creative and well it's pretty straightforward so those are good things too. This is just an okay sequel with a few good moments at the end of the day, but it could have been so much worse.

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