Judy is a 2014 short horror film that serves a spinoff of the Sleepaway Camp series. It focuses on the character Judy, who survived the events of the first film.
The plot revolves around an adult Judy, who survived her alleged murder in the first film and is now a murderer herself. She, however, intends to help a mother deal with her sleazy ex-husband who refuses to pay child support, and is abusing his new stepdaughter.
Karen Fields reprises her role as Judy, and the film is on YouTube to watch for free.
Judy contains the following tropes:
- Abusive Parents: Jack, who is careless about his sons well being, and outright molests his step daughter Jamie.
- Asshole Victim: Both Jack and his wife, but Jack more so.
- Character Development: If you've seen Sleepaway Camp, you'll see Judy is the Alpha Bitch, The Bully and the Asshole Victim. Here, she helps children who are abused, as both a helpline counselor and a vigilante serial killer.
- Everyone Has Standards: Former Alpha Bitch, and now Serial Killer, Judy goes on a tirade abut how people like Jack and his new wife make her sick, for hurting their children, or allowing their children to be hurt, and not doing a thing about it.
- Hate Sink: Jack is a target in Judy's crusade against Abusive Parents. He openly neglects his ex-wife and son, laughs at his son's bullying and hospitalization even though it nearly killed him. On top of that, he openly sexually abusing his stepdaughter, Jamie. When Judy tortures him for his abuse, he's completely unrepentant, cowardly trying to justify himself and arrogantly acting like he's untouchable.
- Lack of Empathy: When Jack hears of his son's bullying and asthma attack, he laughs about it.
- Averted with Judy in regard for her motives.
- Mama Bear: Judy, due to her injuries in the original film, is unable to have children of her own, which is why she's dedicated to help children. That includes the torture and murder of those who hurt them.
- Miscarriage of Justice: Jack plays Karma Houdini for not paying his ex-wife child support, while she struggles with ends meet, by claiming that he can't work to pay the money, and his ex can't hire a private investigator to prove otherwise.
- Motive Rant/Break Them by Talking: Judy tells Jack and his wife that she is protective of children despite being unable to have any, and how people like them make her sick, and that they have it coming.
- Not Now, Kiddo: Jamie's stepmother. It bites her in the ass.
- Pet the Dog Judy may be an Alpha Bitch turned serial killer, but she also works for a hotline to help abused children. We see her hug Jack's stepdaughter and promise things are going to be okay, and feels sorry for Jack's son, ultimately buying him new shoes.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Being a torturer and murderer aside, compare Judy to how she was in the first Sleepaway Camp to how she was now; she goes from being the camp bully, to an empathetic vigilante who is devoted helping victims of child abuse.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Judy, who resorted to murder for the protection of abused children.