Still Ok While this movie isn't as good as Sleepaway Camp 2, it's still more than passable horror-comedy. The kills still don't feel cliched, the Angela character is still quirky and downright wierd, and the camp of choice is clueless again. The concept of the movie doesn't really work for me--gathering rich and poor kids together to teach them to get along and such, but it's not so bad that it's distracting. Try Sleepaway Camp 2 first, and if you like that one a lot, then maybe give this one a shot afterwards (the first Sleepaway camp was a different type of movie altogether).
Weakest of the three movies but enjoyable. Angela (Pamela Springstein) is still on the loose just waiting to go to another camp where she can torture, torment and murder bad campers and naughty counselors with any possible weapon around.
The 3rd installment of the "Sleepaway Camp" trilogy is truly weak but has some good kills here like the firecracker shoved up a guy's face and a buried body with the head sticking out of the ground and getting slaughtered by a lawnmower. I definitely digged the sexy Asian chick in this movie especially her incredible topless scene, hubba hubba :)! i'm hoping the upcoming 4th movie will be an improvement over this one.
The DVD has a good transfer and good sound quality with decent extras like still gallery, deleted scenes and gore footage, audio commentary, trailer and behind the scenes footages&outtakes.TEENAGE WASTELAND is truely an awful movie and it's the MPAA's fault! Okay, the first SLEEPAWAY CAMP was a nice little Horror flick. It came out during a time when Slasher movies were becoming popular (FRIDAY THE 13th), so SLEEPAWAY CAMP didn't try to hide the fact it was pretty much a "copy cat." The plot is much different compared to FRIDAY THE 13th but it still has the whole Summer camp theme. Anyways, it spawned a pretty good sequel, which went the "Horror Comedy" rout that was popular in the mid 1980's Horror scene. The sequel wasn't nearly as enjoyable as the first but at least it felt like an honest movie, unlike this tired mess TEENAGE WASTELAND. When I was younger, I watched this movie and couldn't help but feel like the movie cheated me. Most of the gory scenes seemed lacking and alot of the deaths were done off camera. Needless to say, I was pretty dissapointed because I enjoyed the other two films so much. Later on down the road (when I was much older) I decided to watch the movie again and then learn about it's production afterwords. As it turns out, TEENAGE WASTELAND came out during a time when the MPAA was coming down on the Horror movie business with an iron fist! Most Horror movies that came out during the late 80's were seriously edited and most of the footage was either scrapped or lost over the years. Now, if you buy the SLEEPAWAY CAMP box set you can see all the scrapped scenes the MPAA thought was too "over the top" for (shockingly enough) a Horror movie! After watching all the bloody and gory scenes they cut out (believe me, they're really nasty!), I am at the conclusion that TEENAGE WASTELAND would have been a much better movie with them left in it. Sadly, you can't watch these scenes in the actual movie. Only through the deleted scenes on the "extras" part of the DVD. Thank goodness Horror movies today (when out on DVD) come with the option to buy the rated or unrated versions. That way, the footage isn't lost and the movie is seen the way it was ment to be viewed. The actual movie SLEEPAWAY CAMP 3 - TEENAGE WASTELAND isn't anything amazing. Basically it's about the psychotic chick/dude from the first two movies coming back to Sleepaway Camp. It would seem that she can't get enough of killing people just because they sin or whatever. Anyways, the series isn't anywhere near the wonders of NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET or HELLRAISER. It's basically just a cheap excuse to put a bunch of hot teenagers in the same camp, kill them off in horrible ways (there is a funny scene where this one guy gets a fire cracker shoved up his nose) and then roll the credits. I don't personally have anything against Slasher movies such as that but when the MPAA sticks it's big ugly nose in and edits things for the sake of "America's youth" or whatever, things start to go down hill. So on an end note, TEENAGE WASTELAND could have been enjoyable but ends up being a dud, thanks mainly to the MPAA. Gore houngs might want to pick up a DVD copy just to see the edited scenes. Everyone else won't know whats going on, won't really care whats going on and won't remember what the movie was about. If you think your one of those type of people, ignore this movie and move on to something else. Come to think of it, what are you doing reading my review!?!