Sleepaway Camp III - Teenage Wasteland Reviews
October 18, 2014
Not as good as 2, but certainly worth watching. If they showed more gore it'd be just as good, but too much is implied gore, likely due to low budget.
July 1, 2010
Pretty much abandons any significant plot altogether and just becomes a collection of killings tied together by the film industry's beloved "Minorities are strange and violent" mentality. That being said, it's really not much worse than Part 2.
February 1, 2014
just the second film recycled but slower and not as funny
October 12, 2013
Pretty much the same as the sleepaway camp 2, but with little to no gore(censored I think!!) I did appreciate some of the death scenes(flagpole, firecracker and lawnmower) but the fact that you don't ever see them executed makes them wasted and pathetic. It also became tedious the way Angela chose to kill...unlike the second movie where she tried to hide her victims and still appear "normal" to the others, she just went along with killing almost at any moment's notice, removing any suspense or anticipation that we had in the previous ones. this was shot at the same time as the second one so it's cool to see they're practically in the same camp and use the same sets. The flashback scenes are atrociously edited though and complete wastes of time. even for having a few interesting sequel moments, it's not as satisfying to watch as the previous.
May 18, 2013
I don't think you can really categorize this as horror since there was nothing scary about it. You already know who the killer is, so basically you just watch kill after kill. The same methods were used time and time again to pull the victims away from the group making it tedious and dull. If you're watching it because it's a part of the series, don't expect too much from it.
January 17, 2013
I like this better than the second one. It has a really concise feel, as Angela roams around efficiently dispatching everyone. The humor is mostly well done, even if it can be cheesy at times. I've seen this at least 4 times and it is still quite enjoyable.
December 12, 2012
this one wasnt bad.
they were some good killings.
i like the beginnig where the black guy says suck my dick spic.
that was hysterical.
December 7, 2012
Looks interesting will try to find and watch!
October 30, 2012
This horror film had very fun kills and a twist ending. At least for how yo think it would end. GRADE:B
October 28, 2012
A lame entry into the cult hit horror film that started it all. Sleepaway Camp III disappoints, but it's a three-quel to a horror movie, what more can you expect from it?
September 1, 2012
I wish this movie was more fun... there were maybe one or two deaths that were fun but even then it looked edited and thus all the fun in watching the deaths were taken away... I felt cheated! I was bored throughout most of it. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised... but still... it's nice to have at least a few moments of joy in a horror movie and this lacked it...
May 20, 2010
While it's not exactly the strongest movie in the series, but just like the second movie was, it's just your average cheesy slasher movie with all the camp and gore you would come to love and expect. The movie doesn't shy away from the fact it's just that. If you're a fan of the series, or you just want to look for a few cheap thrills, this is adequate enough.
July 13, 2012
Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland (Michael A. Simpson, 1989)
After suffering through the first two movies in the Sleepaway Camp franchise, I have to wonder what on earth possessed me to go onto the third, other than a burning desire to finish the box set and get it out of my house. But I have to admit...despite the third being the lowest-budget movie of them all, and despite it being basically shot as leftovers from the second film (the two movies were shot back-to-back with the same locations, etc., an old Roger Corman "how to make movies for five hundred bucks" trick), I think it's the strongest of the three, for reasons we'll delve into eventually.
Plot: a year after the events of the second film, an enterprising older couple, Herman and Lily Miranda (Michael J. Pollard, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Bonnie and Clyde, Norma Rae's Sandra Dorsey) and uses the spot for an experimental sort of camp: it will bring together teenagers from both sides of the tracks in an attempt to get them to better understand one another's lives. You can already tell how well this is going to work. In any case, Angela slips in by offing one of the inner-city campers with a garbage truck in the movie's funniest scene, then catching her ride back to Angela's old stomping grounds, where she quickly discovers that, yet again, the campers don't live up to her expectations. (At one point, in frustration, she yells, "why did I expect things to be different this year?" Indeed.) As with the last film, where she had Molly, she discovers one camper with a generally sweet nature, Marcia (The First Power's Tracy Griffith). Maybe she'll finally find someone worth saving?
The Sleepaway Camp movies were always about cardboard cutouts getting killed, but there's actually a glimmer of characterization in this one between Marcia and one of the underprivileged kids, Tony (2012's Mark Oliver), with whom she strikes up a tentative relationship. (I don't know if it's a spoiler, so I'll tell you to skip to the end of this parenthesis if you don't wanna know: there's a great one-liner at the end that shows just how off Angela is in reading Marcia's character. But if you're not paying attention, you might miss it.) I guess it couldn't be helped, since the idea behind Fritz Godron's script pretty much forced examination of some social issues-and did so in at least slightly more sensitive a way than did the idiocy of the first film. I wish there'd been more of that sort of thing; you can't put an Asian woman who goes by the name "Arab" in a movie and not explore that, though they do here-but someone at least made the effort in a few places. Don't get me wrong, it's just as dumb as the first two, but at least it's dumb with a scrim of substance. **
July 8, 2012
Angela is back! Not the best in the series, but still a classic.
June 6, 2012
Was better than the 2nd one. And still bloody.
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May 11, 2012
The first film was good, the second mediocre, but THIS one. This one is a horror in itself to sit through.
April 19, 2012
Its been forever since ive seen it.pretty crazy.
March 31, 2012
So the Sleepaway Camp series continues with the third installment: Teenage Wasteland. Angela's back in camp under an assumed identity to mutilate more terrible teenagers. I love that this series has "camp" in the title because that's exactly what it is. Angela is just as bad as Freddy making bad puns after each kill. I haven't really cared for the series so far, but this is marginally more enjoyable than the rest. It's still campy as hell with weak death scenes but probably funnier than the first two.
March 4, 2012
I love B movies but this was just a nightmare. If there was a script, it was whipped together in 5 minutes. It did have a fair amount of 80's charm though.
October 15, 2011
Am I the only one who thinks Angela is just an incredibly brilliant villain... Okay, it's mediocre campy fun... But at least it is a fun film! Pamela Springsteen is actually quite incredible in this! Whether intentional or not, the way she portrays Angela is ingenious, she's a witty crazy murderous legend... Despite others opinions the Sleepaway camp experience is not complete without this instalment...