Angela Baker assumes a young girl's identity
and wreaks havoc at Camp New Horizons.
Sleepaway Camp III:
One year after Angela slashed her way through Camp Rolling Hills, she returns to once again rid the world of 'bad' campers. One of my earliest movie memories is actually of the opening to this where Angela mows down a teenager on her way to Camp New Horizons with a fucking garbage truck and assuming her identity to go back to, you guessed it, another camp to slash her way through another summer. The premise this time around is that Angela is going to an experimental camp where privileged and underprivileged (i.e. poor juvenile delinquents) are thrown together to hopefully come together and learn from each other. At least, that's how the owner Lilly describes it as she's interviewed by the local news channel.
As the movie settles in, we discover that we are actually right back at the site of Camp Rolling Hills where Angela dispatched the last batch of 'bad' campers. However, for the majority of the film she is known as Maria, the young woman whom she ran over and then crushed in the back of a garbage truck. This time though, there's a twist: a cop has joined the staff and his son, Sean, was one of the campers killed by Angela and he's looking for her. Like the second flick, we are definitely on Angela's side because why not? The people she kills, while not totally deserving this time around, get on her bad side one way or another or violate her moral code somehow. You aren't watching the Sleepaway Camp for an exercise in philosophy or get deep into gender politics, you are watching this for the kills and Angela does not disappoint this time around either. I mean, she starts off with a bang and literally blows someone's face off! Though it's not as awesome as throwing in a beehive while someone is taking a dump, Angela also uses a lawn mower on the owner of the camp after she decides that she's too lazy and has to be punished.
This is probably the weakest entry in the series at this point and is still fun to watch. It even has an uncomfortable sex scene with Michael Pollard (who looks to be in his 50's in the movie) rubbing his face all over the boobs of one of the female campers, what more could you ask for? Oh, did I mention that Angela rips a guy's arms off with a Jeep? Yeah, that happens too. While not as self-referential as the previous film, Sleepaway Camp III is still a damn good time and the soundtrack will keep you rocking and rolling from kill to kill.