Cheerleader Camp (1990) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Even compared to other 80’s slashers this one is pretty bad. I would put it somewhere between (not as good as) SLEEPAWAY CAMP PART 2 and (better than) MOUNTAINTOP MOTEL MASSACRE. The main problem is it’s all by the numbers…campers show up, start disappearing, who could the killer be?! You got the drunk handyman, the creepy cook, the [...] camp director, the incompetent policeman and of course all the standard camper personalities. Even worse than the lack of imagination is I think this was suppose to be a horror/comedy, but I’m not really sure. For the first 45 minutes there’s very little going on in the murder department, instead just a bunch of dead in the water comedy bits like mascots learning to eat while wearing their costumes or this fat guy wearing an old lady outfit so he can peep on some chicks sunbathing…ha-ha-ha, quit it please, my side’s hurting! Finally some action starts and it’s just sad. The special effects look like donkey vomit, the body count is low and most of the action takes place off camera. Then of course there’s the twist ending that could have only been pulled off thanks to all the cops being retarded.
The only reason to even see this movie is if you’re a 80’s slasher completist or you’re hoping to check out some skin. But even then CHEERLEADER CAMP disappoints. What the [...]!? It’s called CHEERLEADER CAMP!!! We want to see some [...] hot [...] and [...]! [...]. No luck. Betsy Russell showed off way more in PRIVATE SCHOOL and the few other girls that actually do get topless (briefly) are nothing special.
In a theater full of drunks this film would have been fun, but sitting alone at home it was just depressing.
About Cheerleader Camp (1990)
Starring: Betsy Russell, Teri Weigel, Lucinda Dickey, Rebecca Ferratti, George 'Buck' Flower