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Film / Cheerleader Camp

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Cheerleader Camp (also known as Bloody Pom Poms) is a 1988 comedic Slasher Movie directed by John Quinn, where people are killed at, wouldn't you know it, a cheerleading camp.

Almost had a sequel that would later go on to become Camp Fear that was released direct-to-video in 1991, with the only tie being star Betsy Russell as a different character. A loose sequel, titled Cheerleader Camp: 2 the Death, was finally released in 2016.

Give me an E! Give me an X! Give me an A! Giv- oh screw it, here are the tropes used in this movie:

  • All Guys Want Cheerleaders: Main selling point.
  • Alpha Bitch: Suzy had the makings to be one, but this is subverted when she is the first victim. Instead, Pam morphs into one when Brent begins to pursue her.
  • Beta Bitch: Theresa for Pam, constantly gossiping about Allison and Brent, though after Pam goes missing, Theresa is genuinely worried for her.
  • Big Bad: Team Mascot Cory, who is revealed to be the killer.
  • Big Fun: Timmy spends most of his screentime playing pranks on the cheerleaders, though some of these have him crossover into Fat Bastard territory, such as recording the cheer camp headmaster having sex on video and broadcasting it to the entire camp.
  • Camera Fiend: Timmy. He is always ready to catch some nudity and sex with his video camera.
  • Car Fu: Theresa is killed with a van.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Most of Allison's dreams and hallucinations center around Brent sleeping with other girls. Given how much he flirts around despite supposedly being her boyfriend, her fears aren't completely ill-founded.