Sleepaway Camp III (1988) from Tuna
In this sequel, the Sleepaway Camp has been reopened by a lazy
couple. They have invited an equal number of rich and underprivileged
teenagers to what is billed as an encounter to teach trust and
understanding. The evil villainess, Angela, kills one of the would-be
campers by running over her with a sanitation truck, then takes her
place. Her next victim is a reporter that asks her for dope. As in the
previous films, she hacks and slashes her way through everyone. This
time, however, the film doesn't establish nearly as much motivation
for the murders.
Stacie Lambert shows breasts in three different
scenes, Kessler shows breasts in the opening sequence, Jill
Terashita shows breasts putting on a camp shirt, and Kim Wall is
seen in a bra and panties in the same scene.
There is some attempt at humor, and one scene got a
chuckle out of me. After killing Stacie Lambert, Angela drags her
half-naked body back into a tent and observes, "You're lucky you're
dead. In a few years, your breasts are going to sag so-o-o bad ..."
We can be thankful that Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1988)
seems to be the last of the Sleepaway Camp films, even though they
left room at the end for another sequel.
For a more positive
review, visit the
Phantasmagoria site, which seems to think a fourth one is in the making.
Once again, this series proves to be the ultimate
source if you are looking for the sisters of famous people. This time, Pamela Springsteen
(The Boss's sister) returns as Angela, and Tracy Griffith (Melanie's
half-sister) makes an appearance. The previous one featured Renee
Estevez, sister of Charlie Sheen.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, this
film is a D+. To me, the franchise has
worn out its welcome, and even had to recycle some footage from
number two to fill out the running time on this one.
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