Angela Baker, a psychotic transsexual, escapes from a mental hospital and surfaces at a summer camp as a counselor who lectures her teenage charges on proper moral behavior. Those teens who break her strict rules — from the camp chatterbox or a sex-obsessed girl to the boys who are peeping Toms — are murdered by the impostor in various gruesome ways. As more campers go missing, intrepid counselor Molly begins to piece together the truth.
This standard, slasher sequel to the first film, Sleepaway Camp (1983) was written by Fritz Gordon and directed by Michael A. Simpson.
It was five years later, after disturbed and homicidal Angela (or “Peter”) Baker/Johnson (Pamela Springsteen, singer Bruce Springsteen’s sister), rumored to have had a sex change (and electroshock therapy), had been released from a mental hospital after being committed there for previous crimes.
She had been hired as a counselor at Camp Rolling Hills (nearby to the original Camp Arawak), ready to provide lots of gore along with the film’s frequent gratuitous nudity from others.
The supporting characters – many of whom ended up dead – were first-named after many of the Brat Packers of the time, i.e., Molly (Ringwald), Sean (Penn), Ally (Sheedy), Mare (Winningham), Rob (Lowe), Demi (Moore), Lea (Thompson), Brooke (Shields), Jodi (Foster), Anthony (Michael Hall), Judd (Nelson), Charlie (Sheen), Phoebe (Cates), Emilio (Estevez), Diane (Lane), Tom “TC” (Cruise) , and “Uncle John” (Hughes).
The puritanical Angela was disturbed when her fellow counselors engaged in numerous sexual and drug activities, including token slut Ally (Valerie Hartman) who often exposed her breasts and fornicated, and Mare (Susan Marie Snyder) who flashed the other females as she said:
“Remember ladies, nice girls don’t have to show it off.”
Prudish Angela quickly decided to punish the deviant and misbehaving counselors and campers, by many means, with snappy added one-liners:
Phoebe – a brutal head bashing with a log and cutting off a tongue (Angela: “What a bad camper!”)
Jodi – cremated
Brooke (Jodi’s sister) – also incinerated with gasoline (as Angela intoned: “Say no to drugs”)
Mare – a lethal electric drilling (Mare: “What are you looking for, a gun?” Angela: “No, a drill”)
Anthony (dressed as Freddy Krueger) – a throat slashing with a razor glove (Angela was dressed as Leatherface)
Judd (dressed as Jason Voorhees) – leg slashing and face chain-sawing (Angela: “Sorry, but once I start a task, I always finish”)
Ally – a screwdriver stabbing in the back followed by drowning in a feces-laden toilet, and covered with leeches (Angela: “You’ve been a shitty friend and a shitty camper”)
Demi – garroting with guitar string (Angela: “You talk too much”)
Lea – multiple knifing in the chest (Angela: “No more whining”)
T.C. – battery acid in the face (Angela: “Would you like a second cup?”)
Sean – decapitated or beheaded and head placed in TV (Angela: “Look who’s on TV”)
Matt – knifed
Charlie and Emilio – throat slicing, eyes gouged out
Uncle John – hand dismemberment, machete throat-slitting
Rob – machete in chest, followed by hanging
Diane – twisted knife in stomach
Truck driver – knifed in chest (Truck driver: “I mean, the way I see it, I am just too dumb to drink and I’m too fat to f–k”)
Director: Michael A. Simpson
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