April 5, 2009

DVD Review: Cheerleader Camp (1988)

In Attendance- Me, Eryn, The Vanilla G, and Nick.
Cast Members of Note- The 80's vixen Betsy Russell, child star gone wrong Leif Garrett, break-dancing ninja Lucinda Dickey, and porn star Teri Weigel.

A bunch of college kids head off to Camp Hurrah (seriously) for a cheerleader competition, with all of the usual character types in tow: the wacky fat guy, the handsome love interest, the virginal final girl, the awkward geeky chick, the slut, and the bitch. Not to mention the ones that are already at the camp: the weird old creep, the stuffy secret-slut instructor chick, the wannabe rapist cook, the wanna be rapist Sheriff...

Aww look, it's the whole gang!
Anyways, someone starts bumping people off one by one, and no one really seems to care. A girl "committed suicide?" On with camp! Another girl is missing? On with camp! The creepy old dudes in camp look to be on the verge of rape at any given time? On with camp!

"Here comes Pappy!"
I won't spoil what comes next for you here, because you obviously haven't seen this plot 100 times before, but I will say that the identity of the killer will keep you guessing until the very last minute! (If you're slow-witted.)

Crazy enough to kill, or just crazy hot?
Boobs. There are a few hot chicks in this, namely pornstar Teri Weigel and some perfect-boobed blond chick, and we get to see plenty of them. Plenty naked that is. This movie is also good for a laugh. If you gather your friends around, get lots of beer/whiskey, and love bad movies, you might like it. As a Horror flick though, not so much. 

Kim Kardashian had a cameo in this?
Pretty much everything about the movie.

Not them though. They were alright.
Was it me, or were most of the cheerleaders in this one fairly unattractive? Even worse, some of them looked like they were in their 30's and above. Way to piss on my second favorite fantasy, bad movie!

Watching this movie felt a lot like that.
There are a lot of good gore gags to be had here. At least the gore was fun.

The sluts always get it the worst, don't they?
Boobs galore, which is why I love 80's slasher flicks.

Damned censorship!
The best line of this crap fest was the painful "rap song" performed by Leif Garret and the fat guy from Roadhouse. Watch this trailer and checkout the Whitest Rap you've ever heard! (at about :55 seconds in.)

Some things from the 80's just really sucked.

Welcome to "Slut Rock" girls. Feel free to sunbathe. Naked.
As a bad movie, this one is good for some laughs. As a Horror flick, it's got some good 80's style gore and boobs, but not much else. Check it out only if you really like bad movies. Or boobs. or 80's style gore. Or boobs.


As horrible as this movie is, it's at least packed with some 80's hotness in the form of former pornstar, Teri Weigel; Saw franchise veteran, Betsy Russell; and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo star, Lucinda Dickey. Nice.     


  1. Yeah. Sometimes you just gotta celebrate the small wins.