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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers -- The grisly murders that terrorized Camp Arawak have become favorite ghost stories around Camp Rolling Hills six years later. As each of the campers learn the secrets about the murders, their carefree days at summer camp come to an end.


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Fritz Gordon (written by)
Robert Hiltzik (based on an original idea by)
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Release Date:
3 March 1990 (Japan) See more »
...and they thought it was just another ghost story! See more »
Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Pamela Springsteen ... Angela

Renée Estevez ... Molly
Tony Higgins ... Sean
Valerie Hartman ... Ally

Brian Patrick Clarke ... TC

Walter Gotell ... Uncle John

Susan Marie Snyder ... Mare
Terry Hobbs ... Rob
Kendall Bean ... Demi
Julie Murphy ... Lea
Carol Chambers ... Brooke
Amy Fields ... Jodi
Benji Wilhoite ... Anthony
Walter Franks III ... Judd
Justin Nowell ... Charlie
Heather Binion ... Phoebe
Jason Ehrlich ... Emilio
Carol Martin Vines ... Diane
Tricia Grant ... Girl Sent Home

Jill Jane Clements ... Woman in Truck

Directed by
Michael A. Simpson 
Writing credits
Fritz Gordon (written by)

Robert Hiltzik (based on an original idea by)

Produced by
Robert F. Phillips .... associate producer (as Bob Phillips)
Jerry Silva .... producer
Michael A. Simpson .... producer
Stan Wakefield .... executive producer
Original Music by
James Oliverio 
Cinematography by
Bill Mills (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John David Allen 
Casting by
Shay Griffin 
Art Direction by
Frank Galline 
Makeup Department
Christina Cobb .... special makeup effects assistant
Bill Johnson .... special makeup effects artist
Maritza Rodriguez .... hair artist
Maritza Rodriguez .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Hitchcock .... executive in charge of production
James Oliverio .... post-production supervisor
Robert F. Phillips .... production manager (as Bob Phillips)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Graham .... second second assistant director
Catherine Murphy .... second assistant director
Jerry Pece .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ellen Goldwasser .... props assistant
Shad Leach .... set designer
Robert Tate Nichols .... sets assistant (as Tate Nichols)
Sound Department
Amy Carey .... dialogue editor
Mary H. Ellis .... location sound mixer (as Mary Ellis)
Bill Fibben .... boom operator
Robert Gillespie .... sound effects editor
Jim Langwell .... dubbing engineer
Dave Wheeler .... rerecording engineer
Special Effects by
Dick Cross .... special effects rigging: Spectacular Effects International
Visual Effects by
Pat Kilpatrick .... title designer: Atlanta Film Effects
Hal Pearson .... titles and opticals: Atlanta Film Effects
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunt coordinator (as Lonnie Smith)
Camera and Electrical Department
Norman Andrews .... second assistant camera
Jeff Becker .... best boy electric
Jim Clark .... still photographer
Suzanne Colley .... still photographer
Dave Elliot .... electrician
Eddie Evans .... best boy grip
Scott W. Leftridge .... dolly grip (as Scott Leftridge)
Bill Phillips .... swing man
Robert F. Phillips .... additional camera operator (as Bob Phillips)
Keith Sherer .... additional camera operator
Keith Sherer .... gaffer
Roger Sherer .... additional camera operator
Roger Sherer .... key grip
Dudley J. Voll .... first assistant camera (as Dudley Voll)
Casting Department
Deborah Drust .... extras casting
Steve Silva .... additional casting consultant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tracy Thornton Coffie .... wardrobe assistant (as Tracy Thornton)
Laura Paris .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Dana Middleton .... apprentice editor
Pat Miller .... negative matcher
Jim Schulte .... assistant editor
Music Department
Amy Carey .... music editor
James Charles .... music recording engineer: OMI Studios, Atlanta
Noreen Farrell .... assistant music coordinator (as Noreen Farrell-Herzog)
Robert Gillespie .... music recording engineer: OMI Studios, Atlanta
Transportation Department
Russ Blackmon .... transportation
Mark Jamieson .... driver
Leslie Peterson .... driver
Other crew
Lance Alford .... security coordinator
Russ Blackmon .... locations
Carol Chambers .... assistant: Mr. Simpson
Carol Chambers .... legs: second unit
Suzanne Colley .... accounting assistant
Alison Dean .... production secretary
Richard Eisenberg .... insurance: Great Northern Brokerage Corp.
Kathy England .... insurance: Great Northern Brokerage Corp. (as Kathleen England)
Paul Jones .... accounting consultant
Ken McBride .... medic
Kristen McGary .... script supervisor (as Kris McGary)
Rene Mitchell .... production assistant
Aggi Pharo .... insurance: Johnson & Higgins
Greg Poulos .... dialogue coach
Danny Robinson .... production assistant
Jerry Silva .... presenter
Rosalie Silva .... rights consultant
Barbara J. Simon .... assistant: Mr. Silva
Ethlyn Spires .... caterer: Production Catering (as Ethelyn Spires)
George Spires .... caterer: Production Catering
Lonnie Ramati .... production business affairs (uncredited)
Bill Anderson .... special thanks
Curtis Beck .... special thanks: Enigma Records
Tim Bennett .... special thanks
Norman Bielowicz .... special thanks: director, Georgia Film and Videotape Office (as Norm Bielowicz)
Hoyt Bilbo .... special thanks
Linda Brenick .... special thanks
John Capron .... special thanks
Linda Frascino .... special thanks
Donald Harden .... special thanks
Jim Langwell .... special thanks: Lanco Sound
Harold Marks .... special thanks
Donna Smith .... special thanks
Ed Spivia .... special thanks
Floyd Statham .... special thanks
Dave Straub .... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers" - USA (video title)
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80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Netherlands:16 (video rating) | UK:18 | UK:15 (DVD rating) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (heavily cut) (BPjM restricted)
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Did You Know?

The sex scene between Ally and Rob was actually with Valerie Hartman and an extra since the actor playing Rob (Terry Hobbs) was only a minor during the filming.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The supposedly running chainsaw Angela uses is clearly switched off.See more »
Angela:Too bad they haven't figured out a way to make french fries nutritious. I'm a NUT when it comes to french fries!See more »
Movie Connections:
Straight Between the EyesSee more »


What are the differences between the old BBFC 18 Version and the Uncensored Version?
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39 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
No Masterpiece But Very Fun, 20 January 2006
Author: Formdis from United States

Everybody's favorite transvestite serial killer is back…with her tongue firmly placed in her cheek… and a little something missing from between her legs. This time around, quirky Angela Baker (now being played by Pamela Springsteen) daringly returns to camp once again with a completely different persona; that of an overly blithesome camp counselor with good intentions for her naughty little campers. But her sinister past fails to stay buried as each one of the troublemaking kiddies begin to show their true colors and quickly secure a place on Angela's bad side.

Since the beginning of the slasher craze, the moral being sent out to teenagers wasn't something you'd consider subtle. Getting involved with drugs, alcohol and premarital sex wasn't just a sin in these movies, it was a first class ticket straight to hell by means of brutal slaughter. Failed attempts to instill values in these unlikable little drug-addled fornicating sinners (a.k.a. campers) leaves Angela with no choice but to follow this slasher trend and "weed out the bad". The ongoing mistake of most filmmakers, however, was allowing this sort of teen behavior to seem funny and hip instead of shunned. But in Unhappy Campers, we're given a much needed satirical take as we find ourselves rooting for the crazed killer instead of the victims, which is quite a welcomed departure.

As the campers quickly begin dropping like flies, Angela smoothly covers up her tracks by disguising all the disappearances as nothing more than kids who were sent home for unacceptable behavior. But good girl Molly (played by Renée Estevez) realizes that something isn't quite right. Even though she's the typical virginal sweetheart we're meant to root for, I was very much in favor of Angela's motive and couldn't care less if she murdered a few innocents along the way. That, my friends, is the power of Pamela Springsteen. She somehow manages to put a hold over her audience, allowing her to get away with anything and still be lovable. She made me feel free to point and laugh at the mangled corpses of these idiots and not feel guilty about it. Sure, that's an awful thing to do, but hey… these kids really had it coming, especially when they're named after members of the 80's Brat Pack and sport mullets among other things.

Although the death sequences don't have much gore and weren't executed to their full potential (as a result of budget limits I'm sure), they still came off creatively funny and deliciously mean spirited. Using silly one-liners just before brutally disposing her victims, Angela makes sure to get her point across of how uncompromisingly stupid teenagers can be, leaving us laughing and anxiously anticipating her next move. Adding to the satire, there happens to be plenty of girls who love to flash their wobbly bits just about every two seconds for no apparent reason. With acting that could barely pass as decent, there are also plenty of horribly delivered lines of dialogue peppered throughout. Don't be surprised if you're brought to laughter by the unintentional humor more than anything. But as long as you're laughing, who really cares, right? While most horror movie sequels tend to be nothing more than boring and unneeded retreads, writer Fritz Gordon thankfully brought us into new territory with his cheesy yet utterly lovable sense of cruel humor. Although Unhappy Campers isn't exactly a masterpiece and doesn't quite compare to it's predecessor, it still works nonetheless as a fun little guilty pleasure for us die hard slasher fans. After all, the world is a better place with killer Angela on the loose, ain't it?

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