The 80s was a great time for horror churning out some of the greatest slasher films ever and of course some not so great ones. In 2014 Shout Factory unleashed the cult classic Sleepaway Camp onto Blu-ray for the first time and now they are giving fans a chance to complete their collection with the release of Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland on Blu-ray for the first time.
Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland follows Angela who assumes a young girl’s identity and travels to Camp New Horizons after murdering her. The camp is built on the grounds of the camp she terrorized the year before and she sets out to start killing again. This entry was filmed back to back with Sleepaway Camp II, so once again they have Pamela Springsteen back in the role of Angela. Much like the previous entry they have amped up the comical side of it and just can’t quite capture the same magic of the original film, but still manages to be a lot of fun. Most of the performances are pretty bad with the exception of Springsteen who looks to be having a lot of fun with the role, but as with any of these kinds of films that is kind of expected. The characters in this film are so annoying that you cannot wait for them to die which obviously works for the genre, but also makes the film a bit of a struggle to get through at times. While this might be one of the weakest in the series, but still manages to entertain like only this series can.
Much like the second film in the series, this doesn’t quite pack the iconic punch as the original film, but still manages to be a blood soaked fun trip back to camp. In addition to the film this release also includes commentaries, a trailer, deleted gore footage, numerous featurettes and more.
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