While i've never been the hugest Sleepaway Camp fan, I do get a kick out of the movies - how can you not love the little girl with the dick and the wildly inventive kill scenes? I'm actually quite surprised that it took me this long to check out the big return of the franchise, but I think that'd have something to do with the outpouring of negativity from my fellow horror bloggers. I decided on a whim to finally pop it in this past weekend and quite frankly, it's a piece of garbage. That being established, when I look back, I can't deny that I kinda had a teeny tiny bit of fun while watching it. Granted I usually have fun with slasher flicks, no matter how bad they are, but I can't rag on Return To Sleepaway Camp all that much given that it really doesn't take itself too seriously and i'm fairly certain the filmmakers sole intention was to make a highly campy and very cheesy slasher flick that would fit right in with the earlier installments in the franchise - mission accomplished. So while Return To Sleepaway Camp is not what I would call a good horror movie, and does kinda lack in creative and gory kill scenes, it's pretty much perfect fodder for a drunken movie night with friends and ya know what? That's good enough for me. Oh, and I can't lie, I marked out for the ending, even if it was predictable.
Now this is what I call a GREAT fucking horror movie, and a completely original horror movie to boot. Two friends head out to the local abandoned insane asylum for a day of drinking and debauchery and they stumble upon a chained up girl in the basement - what ensues is perhaps the most twisted love story of all time and one of the best horror movies of the last several years. This is some seriously dark and disturbing shit that is only for the open minded and for those who can handle some seriously dark and disturbing shit - like dudes fucking dead chicks. What's so incredible about this movie is that behind all the necrophilia and dark subject matter, it truly is a love story at heart - the most perfect combination of love and horror since Let The Right One In. It's movies like Deadgirl that show that there are still people out there with boldy original takes on the genre, and that's something to take comfort in. Don't look it up on IMDb or Wikipedia and spoil anything for yourself, just go rent it and experience the movie for yourself. I can almost guarantee you'll be talking and thinking about it for days afterward.