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Film / Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers

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Uncle John: Whatever happened to the good kids in the world?
Angela: Oh, don't talk like that, Uncle John. There's lots of good kids. We just have to weed out the bad.

Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers is a 1988 Black Comedy Slasher Movie.

Now fully grown up, Angela has been recently released from the mental institute and is now working as a camp counselor at Camp Rolling Hills. Unfortunately for the campers and other counselors, she is still a complete nutbag (with added bonus of high moral standards) and kills anyone who she deems "a naughty camper".

This film, and its back-to-back shot continuation Teenage Wasteland, venture into more comedic side of things and has more winking approach on its subject, since it would be hard to get much darker than the original.

This film has the examples of:

  • '80s Hair: TC, Anthony, and Rob have mullets.
  • Alpha Bitch: Ally has shades of this, being a stuck up, arrogant cheerleader who bullies Molly because she's jealous that Sean likes her.
  • Affably Evil: Angela rarely stops being friendly despite being a Ax-Crazy transgender psychopath who kills anyone at the drop of a hat. It's when she stops being friendly and sweet that's when you need to be really scared considering that's when she's decided to kill you for your bad behavior.
  • Answer Cut: Ally, complaining about Angela's orders of covering her breasts, says "who's gonna see me anyway?" Cut to two boys with a camera behind the window of the girl's cabin.
  • Asshole Victim: Most of the victims are drug users, peeping toms, or jerks.
  • Ax-Crazy: Angela, as it doesn't take much to send her spiraling into spree killing.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Angela kills everyone (though Molly's fate isn't revealed until the sequel) and gets away with it.
  • Berserk Button: Angela, as a psychopathic killer has quite a few-'fornicating', illegal drugs, bringing up the fact that she used to be a guy, alcohol, and doing anything mean to Molly. She'd get more in the next movie too.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Angela kills Phoebe, a naughty camper, by hitting her head with a tree log in the opening.
  • Chainsaw Good: Angela confronts Judd, who was planning to scare her dressed as Jason Voorhees, by being dressed as Leatherface and kills him with a chainsaw.
  • Covers Always Lie:
  • Comedy Horror: This film is much less serious than the original, playing up the humor and having some victims die in more slapstick ways, as well as featuring more sex and nudity.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Four words: DROWNED IN AN OUTHOUSE.
  • Death by Irony: Angela kills TC with acid from his own car battery.
  • Easy Sex Change: Angela has apparently had herself surgically changed into a woman since the events of the first film, where she was merely a Creepy Crossdresser forced to feign femininity by her crazy aunt.
  • Eye Scream: Charlie's and Emilio's bodies are found eyeless.
  • Fainting: Molly faints after she witnesses Angela decapitating her Love Interest Sean.
  • Final Girl: Molly, although the ending leaves her fate ambiguous. The third film reveals that she didn't survive.
  • Foreshadowing: During the breakfast scene it's announced to the whole camp that TC's car battery was stolen overnight. Later, Angela uses the acid from it to kill him.
  • Ghost Story: At the beginning of the movie, the campers tell the story of the massacre at Camp Arrowak from the first film.
  • Genki Girl: Angela has become a very energetic and happy serial spree killer. That still doesn't stop her from killing anyone who misbehaves in front of her considering that she punishes bad campers by killing them off in very gruesome and over-the-top ways.
  • Haven't You Seen X Before?
    Ally: What are you staring at? Haven't you ever seen a pair of boobs before?
  • Hope Spot: After Molly has regained consciousness, she makes her way to a road and sees an oncoming truck, which leads her to flag it down to escape the camp and warn the authorities of Angela's actions. Then it turns out that the driver is actually Angela and Molly has no other option but to scream. The sequel reveals that she didn't escape.
  • Hotter and Sexier: There is a significant amount of explicit sex and nudity in this sequel while the original only featured a brief non-graphic sex scene in a flashback.
  • Jerkass: Nearly everyone at Camp Rolling Hills are unlikable Jerkasses (with the exception of Molly and Sean) but the biggest Jerkasses are Ally and Charlie and Emilio considering that the former's an Alpha Bitch who antagonizes Molly just because Sean shows interest in her whereas Charlie and Emilio are peeping toms who take pictures of the girls while they're undressing. Thankfully they get their just desserts (courtesy of Angela).
  • Kill It with Fire: Angela barbecues the Schote sisters alive one by one for being pot smokers.
    Angela: Say no to drugs.
  • Knight Templar Big Sister: While she might not really be her sister, Angela acts as this for Molly until the end.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Ally gets her comeuppance when Angela stabs her in the back and shoves her entire body into an outhouse toilet after she insulted Molly.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Ally and Mare, who frequently show off their boobs.
  • Mummies at the Dinner Table: Angela keeps the bodies of her victims in an abandoned cabin, and, seemingly in her less lucid moments, treats them like they're awake and conscious despite the fact that they're dead.
  • Nightmare Dreams: Angela has nightmares from the things she caused, indicating some level of guilt. It's also an excuse to resort to Stock Footage.
  • Numbered Sequels: With a subtitle.
  • Off with His Head!: After hearing from the bound Sean just how much he knows about her, Angela cuts his head off. She then places his head inside a broken television set ("look who's on TV!").
  • Panty Thief: The boys arrange a panty raid on the girls' cabin, and they answer with a counter raid to get them back. Angela crashes both instances.
  • Pet the Dog: There's at least one moment where Angela does console Molly.
  • Reality Is Unrealistic: When Ally sees blood-covered Angela, she comments that it's cute, but it looks like ketchup.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Averted in the scene were one of the campers discovers the bodies in Angela's cabin. The camper was not mentioned and didn't appear in the movie until that scene, and it appears the only reason the character exists is to be killed.
  • Rule of Pool: Ally tells Rob that if he throws her into the pool, she'll kill him. He puts this threat to the test immediately.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Early on in the film, one of the younger campers complains about not liking camp and demands to go home. She does go home, which is a good idea considering that this was before Angela's killing spree really takes off.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Sincerity Mode: The counselors have set up a run where blindfolded campers have to stick their hands into various bowls, which supposedly have gross things in them. Angela of course has the genuine article inside hers.
    Diane: Angela, what's really in there?
    Angela: Dead teenager's brains.
  • Slashed Throat: Angela kills Anthony, who was planning to scare her dressed as Freddy Krueger, by slashing his throat with his own bladed glove.
  • The Stoner: The Schote sisters, aka "the shit sisters", who are stoned all the time.
  • Straight Edge Evil: Angela does not smoke, drink, or use illegal drugs and if she catches you doing any of those things, look out!
  • This Is a Drill: Angela drives the naughty Mare to the edge of the camp, and kills her with a drill when she refuses to apologize for her bad behaviour. And it goes through the head.
  • Token Minority: Both boy and girl groups include one African-American member.
  • Tongue Trauma: After killing Phoebe by hitting her in the head with a tree log, Angela cuts off her tongue for "having a filthy mouth".
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Angela seems to operate, or rather, think, like this, since most of the people she kills are people she believes to be bad campers.