If any movie sounds more fun on paper than it actually was, it's "Cheerleader Camp". All of the ingredients are ere for a camp classic, but boy are they wasted. The cast alone should be enough to warrant a winner, but nobody rises to the occasion. B-movie queen Betsy Russell mostly plays it straight here, and even worse, she keeps her clothes on. Lief Garrett comes off here are completely ridiculous playing a high schooler who looks like he's in his thirties, and co-star Travis McKenna is embarrassing. For whatever reason, he loves showing off his morbidly obese body, and his comic sidekick schtick is better suited for a "Porky's" movie.
There's nothing wrong with a tongue-in-cheek slasher flick, but this just isn't funny. The very idea of Garrett playing a teen-age cheerleader is funny, but the only laugh to be found here is the 80's-style rap number he performs with McKenna. Which leaves us with the horror elements, and they're not much more successful. The special effects are particularly weak, and the scares are non-existent.
It's weird that "FRiday the 13th" was the inspiration for so many of these films because this spends/wastes so much time on "character development". For the first hour, there are only three murders and only one of those are on screen. The fake blood starts flowing during the last thirty minutes, but by that time, it's a clearcut case of too little too late. The cast is full of male models and porn stars, but only Lorie Griffin made an impression in a funny, appealing supporting role.
The rest of "Cheerleader Camp" is a let down. This is merely a blip on the slasher radar.