Film / Return to Sleepaway Camp

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:

  • Flaying Alive: Michael skins a whole bunch of frogs alive. He is turn skinned alive by Angela at the end.
  • 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.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Alan. He bullies other characters and yet, he gets picked on by other characters. Those who pick on him are killed.
  • Jerkass: Just about everyone, but especially our protagonist Alan.
  • Kick the Dog: 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.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Almost everyone in this movie has damning marks against them. A lot of the older kids bully Allan in a cruel manner, and his step brother Michael skins his pet frogs alive to taunt him. Alan himself is a jackass who bullies the younger campers, almost as badly as he himself is bullied. And there's Angela, who is killing the bullies, in Alan's defense. Begs the question, who do we root for?
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Randy. He is played by a British actor and gets killed while about to have sex with fellow counselor Linda. (See entry on Groin Attack for the gory details.)
    • Weed. Go figure.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Weed and Pee-Pee.
  • Punctuated Pounding: Micheal screams "NO! MORE! LIEEEEES!!!! as he beats Alan to near death at the end.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Randy, when Linda thinks someone is following them through the forest, cracks a joke about "the Cropsy maniac".
    • Also, one scene in the kitchen shows Alan getting into a fight with Frank and calling him a Big Pussy.
  • The Stinger: It shows Angela killing the real sheriff, explaining how she got her disguise.