The ''Sleepaway Camp'' series got sudden revival in the late [=2000s=] as the original director, Robert Hiltzik, decide to make more sequels, which [[CanonDiscontinuity 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 [[Film/SleepawayCamp the original film]], but it still retains some comedic elements from previous films.

Hiltzik has planned more continuations, with ''Sleepaway Camp Reunion'' being the next in line.

!!This film has the examples of:

* AmbiguousDisorder: Alan appears to be mentally challenged.
* AssholeVictim: Even for this franchise, there weren't many likable characters. Especially not the ones who ended up dead.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: During the big reveal, [[spoiler:Angela, after revealing herself yet again has a moment of hysterical laughter before quickly [[SpikingTheCamera looking directly at the camera]] before the cut to credits.]]
* {{Callback}}: There are several to the original, and even a few possible ones to the previous sequels.
** One example of the latter comes when the stoner kid called Weed dies in a similar way to the pot-smoking Shote sisters from ''Sleepaway Camp 2''.
* CanonDiscontinuity: ''Return'' ignores the preceding sequels.
* CatchPhrase: Alan's "Your ass stinks!"
%%* CrapsackWorld
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler:Angela has done it to the sheriff.]]
* EyeScream: T.C. gets speared in the eye and through the head.
%%* FartsOnFire: Featured in the opening.
* FlayingAlive: Michael skins a whole bunch of frogs alive. [[spoiler:He is turn skinned alive by Angela at the end.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Michael and Vinnie skin frogs because it's cool.
* GroinAttack: Randy gets his penis ripped off with fishing line and a jeep.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: 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.
* KickTheDog: 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.
* KillItWithFire: Weed and Stan get barbecued.
* ALighterShadeOfBlack: 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 [[spoiler:Angela, who is killing the bullies, in Alan's defense]]. Begs the question, who do we root for?
* MeaningfulName:
** Randy. He is played by a British actor and [[spoiler:gets killed while about to have sex with fellow counselor Linda. (See entry on GroinAttack for the gory details.)]]
** Weed. Go figure.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Weed and Pee-Pee.
%%* ThePigPen: Alan.
* PunctuatedPounding: Micheal screams "NO! ''MORE!'' '''LIEEEEES!!!!''' as he [[spoiler:beats Alan to near death at the end]].
%%* RedHerring: [[spoiler:Alan and Petey.]]
* RevengeOfTheSequel
%%* SassyBlackWoman: Bella.
* ShoutOut:
** Randy, when Linda thinks someone is following them through the forest, cracks a joke about "the [[Film/TheBurning Cropsy]] maniac".
** Also, one scene in the kitchen shows Alan getting into a fight with Frank and calling him a [[Series/TheSopranos Big Pussy]].
* TheStinger: It shows [[spoiler:Angela killing the real sheriff, explaining how she got her disguise]].
%%* TheStoner: Weed and Stan.
* StoppedNumberingSequels: Due to the CanonDiscontinuity.
* {{Stripperific}}: For some reason, [[spoiler:Angela]] is wearing a pretty racy looking getup in the post-credits scene.
* TokenMinority: There are two African-American girls, [[spoiler:one dies and the other survives]].
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Isaac Hayes' character suddenly disappears roughly 30 minutes into the movie, with no explanation given.