Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

The new episode of the Real Slashers video series looks back at 1989’s Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

It’s time for a new episode of the Real Slashers video series, and with this one we’re looking back at the 1989 release Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (watch it HERE). You can find out all about it by watching the video embedded above!

Directed by Michael A. Simpson from a screenplay written by Fritz Gordon (a.k.a. Michael Hitchcock), Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland started filming three days after Sleepaway Camp 2 wrapped. This one has the following synopsis: Psychotic Angela is itching to do what she does best: slaughter dozens of teenage campers. As luck would have it, the previous site of her murders has been renamed and converted into an experimental summer camp meant to bring together privileged and lower-class teens. On the day the youths are boarding the buses to camp, Angela runs over a potential camper with a garbage truck and assumes her identity. Once she has infiltrated the camp, the real terror begins.

The film stars Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Mark Oliver, Kim Wall, Daryl Wilcher, Sandra Dorsey, Michael J. Pollard, Cliff Brand, Haynes Brooke, Kyle Holman, Jill Terashita, Kashina Kessler, Randi Layne, Chung Yen Tsay, Jarret Beal, Sonya Maddox, and Stacie Lambert.

Here’s what Real Slashers is all about: Ahhh the ’80s. A simpler time where the blood ran red, the boobies swung freely, and the weed was copiously smoked. A time where rampant killers were simply excuses for excessive sex and over the top murder. Yes, we’re looking at an era where the slasher movie ran wild over cinemas everywhere. Today, we’re looking at “Real Slashers.”

The show is Written, Narrated, and Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

What do you think of Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland, and how did you like this episode of Real Slashers? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

A couple of the previous episodes of Real Slashers can be seen below. To see more, and to check out some of our other shows, head over to the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.