The Sleepaway Camp
series got sudden revival in the late 2000s as the original director, Robert Hiltzik, decide to make more sequels, which ignore
the three previous films.Return to Sleepaway Camp
, which was released in 2008, follows yet another summer camp where people mysteriously start to turn up dead. Identity of the killer is kept as a mystery just as in the original film
, but it still retains some comedic elements from previous films.
Hiltzik has planned more continuation, with Sleepaway Camp Reunion
being the next in line.
This film has the examples of:
- Asshole Victim: Everyone.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: During the big reveal, Angela, after revealing herself yet again has a moment of hysterical laughter before quickly looking directly at the camera before its cut to credits.
- Callback: There are several to the original, and even a few possible ones to the previous sequels.
- Canon Discontinuity: Return ignores the preceding sequels.
- Catch Phrase: Alan's "Your ass stinks!"
- Crapsack World
- Dead Person Impersonation: Angela has done it to the sheriff.
- Eye Scream: T.C. gets speared in the eye and through the head.
- Farts on Fire: Featured in the opening.
- Flaying Alive: Michael's death.
- For the Evulz: Michael and Vinnie skin frogs because it's cool.
- Groin Attack: Randy gets his penis ripped off with fishing line and a jeep.
- Jerkass: Just about everyone, but especially our protagonist Alan.
- Kick the Frog: Immediately after Alan tells him that he considers the local frogs his friends, Michael boots one through the air. He and a friend later skin a bunch alive and dump them on Alan.
- Kill It with Fire: Weed and Stan get barbecued.
- Name's the Same: Unhappy Campers also had a character named T.C.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Weed and Pee-Pee.
- The Pig Pen: Alan.
- Punctuated Pounding: Micheal screams "NO! MORE! LIEEEEES!!!! as he beats Alan to near death at the end.
- Red Herring: Alan and Petey.
- Revenge of the Sequel
- Sassy Black Woman: Bella.
- Shout-Out: Randy, when Linda thinks someone is following them through the forest, cracks a joke about "the Cropsy maniac".
- The Stinger: It shows Angela killing the real sheriff, explaining how she got all her cop stuff.
- The Stoner: Weed and Stan.
- Stopped Numbering Sequels: Due to the Canon Discontinuity.
- Stripperific: For some reason, Angela is wearing a pretty slutty looking getup in the post-credits scene.
- Token Minority: There are two African-American girls, one dies and the other survives.