Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

August 29, 2005

Would snorting Drano actually kill a person?

We all know that drinking it will – but would snorting it be just as deadly? According to the third installment of the Sleepaway Camp trilogy, snorting drain cleaner seems to be even more deadly than drinking it, as the lady who did the snorting didn’t even have time to utter “cornuts” as she slumped dead in her convertible.

Although the Drano death is only the second in the film, it’s definitely the most creative in the bunch, although the lawn mower decapitation is a close second. I have my doubts as to whether a lawn mower could decapitate one so neatly, but then again, what do I know about lawn care? Maybe that’s why my husband doesn’t want me mowing the lawn?

What the hell is Michael J. Pollard doing here? He has an Oscar nomination, for christ sake.

In my review of Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, I made the claim that it wasn’t as good as the first or third one. What kind of crack was I smoking? The third one is way worse than the first two! I’m definitely not known for my great taste in movies now, but it must have been really bad back in High School. I remember renting this shitty movie and then bringing it to a friend’s house, just so we could watch it again. What the fuck was wrong with me?


Year – 1989
Rating – R
Runtime – 80 minutes
Genre – Summer Camp Horror, Sequel
Director(s) – Michael A. Simpson
Writer(s) – Fritz Gordon, Robert Hiltzik
Actor(s) – Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Haynes Brooke, Sandra Dorsey
BOB Rating – Two BOBs
Favorite Quote – "I like movies with really good acting. Like Gone with the Wind or Care Bears." - Cindy (Kim Wall)