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Cheerleader Camp (1988)

A group of cheerleaders become the targets of an unknown killer at a remote summer camp.

Director:

John Quinn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betsy Russell ... Alison Wentworth
Leif Garrett ... Brent Hoover
Lucinda Dickey ... Cory Foster
Lorie Griffin ... Bonnie Reed
George 'Buck' Flower ... Pop (as Buck Flower)
Travis McKenna ... Timmy Moser
Teri Weigel ... Pamela Bently
Rebecca Ferratti ... Theresa Salazar
Vickie Benson Vickie Benson ... Miss Tipton
Jeff Prettyman Jeff Prettyman ... Sheriff Poucher
Krista Pflanzer Krista Pflanzer ... Suzy
Craig Piligian Craig Piligian ... Detective
William Johnson William Johnson ... Chief Ronnie
Kathryn Litton Kathryn Litton ... Timmy's Girlfriend
Tommy Habeeb ... Assistant Detective (as Tom Habeeb)
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Storyline

Alison follows her friends to a summer camp for cheerleaders. But she is having bad nightmares. Her boyfriend has followed her to the camp but he seems to be more interested in the other girls, girls who sooner or later are found brutally murdered. Alison starts to believe that she has a split-personality who kills them. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Some girls would kill to be Cheerleaders. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Many of the extras were cheerleaders from Bakersfield High School. See more »

Goofs

When Timmy gets killed, the wire pulling open the false bloody stomach can be seen on the left side of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Pop: That judge in the orange skirt... Make yer pee pee harder than a ten pound bag a' nickel jawbreakers, you know what I mean?
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Alternate Versions

Despite the Anchor Bay DVD box claiming the film is uncut and uncensored, the DVD release is actually the censored "R" rated version. According to the director's commentary, the following scenes were cut to achieve an "R" rating:
  • The "dream" sex scenes were trimmed.
  • The shears killing was trimmed so that we only briefly see the shears getting rammed into the back of the girl's head.
  • Due to time restrictions, a scene near the beginning of the van breaking down was deleted.
  • Also, the ambulance attendant tells Alison to "calm down" at the end. This line was cut because according to the director, it sounded bad.
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Life of Crime
Performed by Sounds of Suksexx
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Has everything a Slasher needs.
22 December 2006 | by insomniac_rodSee all my reviews

God Bless "USA Up All Night". I was cleaning my room when suddenly a box filled with VHS appeared. I decided to dust if off and I found some movies I taped over the years. One of them was "Cheerleader Camp" when it was presented on "Up All Night".

This little slasher flick offers some black humor jokes and some decent gory death scenes.

You shouldn't care for the plot as you might have guessed. You only need to know that an "unseen" maniac is on the cheerleader camp prowling, and killing cheerleaders. Well that's until you find out -easily- the killer's identity.

Expect some cheesy dialogues, good humor, and thank God, nudity. This slasher has all the winning ingredients and that's why it's among the most see slashers from the 80's.

Highly recommended if you are into low production values, bad acting -putrid acting-, horrible music, weak direction, etc. Overall, trash cinema. Still, it's the 80's so it's great.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheerleader Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

Bakersfield, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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