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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Cheerleader Camp (1988)

If you're a fan of 80's cheese then Cheerleader Camp is your kind of movie. It's really bad but it never takes itself too seriously which is a good thing. Gratuitous nudity, sight gags and sexual humor abound. The acting is uneven and some of the dialogue, along with the cheer leading, is really bad. It also steals scenes from such 80's classics such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Porky's.

The cast is full of familiar faces including Leif Garrett [The Outsiders], Betsy Russell [The Saw Franchise], Lucinda Dickey [Breakin' 1 & 2], Lori Griffin [Teen Wolf), and Vickie Benson [The Wraith]. They may not be household names, except perhaps Leif Garrett, but you know you've seen them before and have to rush to IMDB to figure out where!

The problem I have with films such as these is that in the Me Too era, this stuff just doesn't fly. Cheerleader Camp is sexist, fat shaming, exploitive and more. It elicited a chuckle or two from me but with so many other great slasher flicks out there from the 80's, why watch one like this?

That being said, I know these kinds of films have their fans. If you like the kind of thing then you will definitely enjoy this one.

Rating: Bad.

For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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