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Monday, April 26, 2010

Stardate 0426.10

Ahh, so the weekend has come and gone, I have a new girlfriend and the Pens have moved on to the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs...Life is good :-)

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Sadly, there is no more sponsor for this blog. My dear friend Angela Raene(Hill to her friends) has shuttered her online business as to concentrate on her writing. If you are interested in dark, forboding poetry check out houseofhill.org. This woman is very talented.

And Now This...

Another Descent Into...

The Pittsburgh Penguins-
Saturday night, the Penguins suddenly remembered they were the defending Stanley Cup champions. Down 3-1 after two periods, the Ottawa Senators were twenty minutes away from breaking the Curse of Alanis Morrissette. Suddenly, the Penguins became that team I loved for the past two years. They turned up the heat on the Sens, scored two goals in the 3rd and a game-winner in OT to move on in the playoffs.

Now who they face next is TBA. It will be either the Bruins, Canadiens, or the Fryers...errr Flyers.  I don't care who it is, they play with the inconsistency they had against the Sens, then it will not be a third straight Stanley Cup finals for the boys in black-n-gold.

We'll be back...

Sleepaway Camp-

For years, people have asked me, "Have you seen this movie?", "OMG, why haven't you seen this movie?"
Ok, ok, I have. What do I think? Well, the first half-hour scared me but not in a good way. The first half-hour was slow, slow, and slow. I thought,"Oh no, it's House of the Devil all over again." But then, the real juicy parts of the movie kicked in....
The film opens in the summer of 1975, with a family consisting of John Baker and his two children Angela and Peter Baker out on a lake near a summer camp. After their small boat accidentally flips, John and the children begin to head ashore, where John's lover, Lenny is calling to him. As the family swims, a pair of teenagers pulling a water skier in a motorboat fail to notice them in time and hit them, killing both John and Peter. The surviving Angela is sent to live with her eccentric aunt Dr. Martha Thomas and Martha's son Richard "Ricky" Thomas.

Eight years after John and Peter's deaths, Angela and Ricky are sent to Camp Arawak by Martha. Due to her introverted nature, Angela is ridiculed and bullied, her main tormentors being fellow camper Judy and camp counselor Meg. During lunchtime, Angela, having not eaten for some time, is taken into the kitchen by head counselor Ronnie to see if there is anything in there she would like to eat. Left with the head cook Artie, Angela is taken into a back room by Artie, who intends to molest Angela. Before any harm can come to Angela, Artie is found in the midst of unfastening his pants by Ricky, who flees from the kitchen with Angela after Artie threatens him. After the incident in the pantry, Artie is seriously injured when he is knocked off a chair by an unseen figure while tending to a large pot of boiling water which spills on his face and hands. Artie's injuries are deemed accidental by camp owner Mel Costic, who pays off the rest of his kitchen staff, including Ben to keep the event quiet.

The next day, Ricky, Paul and the rest of the boys in their cabin, including geek Mozart, are playing baseball with Kenny, Mike, Billy and the rest of the boys from their cabin. After Ricky wins the game to the older guys, Kenny talks with Mike on how to get back at Ricky. Later that night in the recreation cabin, Angela is accosted by Kenny and Mike who begin mocking her, prompting Ricky and his friend Paul to get into a fight with the boys which several others join in on, fulfilling their plan on getting back at Ricky. After the brawl is broken up by Gene, Ricky and the rest of the boys involved in the fight leave while Paul stays behind and succeeds in befriending Angela by telling her about misadventures he and Ricky would get into when they were younger. Later, out on the lake, Kenny is drowned, his body being found the next day and his death is also ruled accidental by Mel, despite suspicion from camp employees and the police, especially Frank the Cop. Later that day, Angela is hit in the face with a water balloon by Billy, who is then grounded for the rest of the summer by Mel. After Billy is killed when he is locked in a washroom stall which has a beehive dropped in it, Mel grows suspicious of Ricky, who he believes is killing those who bully Angela.

The relationship between Angela and Paul grows strained when Paul attempts to make out with Angela on the beach, causing Angela to have a flashback to her youth when she and her brother witnessed their father in bed with Lenny. Confused and angered by Angela's rejection of his advances, Paul is easily seduced by Judy, who lures him away from a game of capture the flag, a game assembled by counselor Jeff, and into the woods where the two are found kissing by Angela and Ricky. Guilty about what happened between him and Judy, Paul attempts to explain himself to Angela while on the beach. As Paul talks to Angela, he is shooed away by Judy and Meg, who throw Angela into the water. After being taken out of the lake by lifeguard Hal and having sand flung at her by several small children, a clearly disturbed Angela is comforted by Ricky, who swears revenge on her aggressors. After the affair at the beach, Meg, while preparing for a date with Mel, is murdered with a knife while taking a shower, having her back sliced open.

Meg's disappearance goes largely unnoticed and camp activities go on as usual with a social being held. At the social, Angela is approached by Paul, whom she tells to meet her at the waterfront after the social. Next, six young children, the ones who threw sand at Angela, are taken out to go camping with counselor Eddie, and when two of them ask to go back, Eddie takes the two back to his car and drive back to the camp. But when Eddie comes back, he finds the other four children in their sleeping bags, hacked to bits with Eddie's axe (which was used to cut wood) lying on the ground dripping in blood. Next, Judy, who had decided to skip the social, is killed in her cabin when the murderer shoves a pillow on her face and forces a curling iron some where unknown believed to be the vagina. After the social, the camp is thrown into a panic when Eddie calls them back and tells them about the deaths of the four children. Ricky, who had missed the social due to feeling ill, overhears this news before being attacked by Mel, who had discovered Meg's corpse and blames Ricky for her death. After beating Ricky seemingly to death, Mel stumbles into the camp archery range, where he is shot in the throat with an arrow by the real killer.

As the counselors and the police scour the camp, Angela meets Paul on the beach, where she tells him to undress, which Paul enthusiastically agrees to do. After finding the dead Meg and Mel, as well as the still living Ricky, Ronnie and Susie find Angela nude on the beach, softly singing to herself and clutching a large knife and Paul's severed head in her hands.

But there is a twist at the end... and that is...Promotional Consideration Paid for by the Following....

It was very shocking to say the least, reader.  Other than the first half-hour and the acting, this movie is a horror movie classic, not quite a HOF'er but almost...8.5/10


  1. Great review! Glad you checked it out!

  2. Thanks. It's a shame I can't place this in my HOF. I think the prolonged softball scene killed it for me.