Let us kiss goodbye everything that made this movie’s predecessor original: no more « real » teens, no more shocking scenes, no more mystery and no more seriousness. Still, the movie remains good!
First of all, there is the general atmosphere. From the first moments, we know who the murderer is and, consequently, there are no more guessing games as in the first film. Compared to her childhood, Angela has undergone deep changes. In the past, the children hated her because she rarely talked. Now, she is hated even more because she never shuts up. She talks when she is happy, frustrated, worried and when she kills people. This quickly because annoying. If we forget these minor details, it remains that Sleepaway Camp 2 is an amusing copy of Friday the 13th.
Oddly enough, the camp monitors are as old as those they watch over. It is probably for this reason that they have absolutely no authority. These adolescents seem to have gone through puberty ten years ago. The result is amusing while being hard to take seriously. Angela is small, doesn’t really look evil and this makes her more fun than scary to watch.