With Slasher remakes at their peak in the late 2000's, every property seemed to be springing back to life in one form or another. SLEEPAWAY CAMP found its way home thanks to 2008's long-awaited sequel, RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP. This fourth installment ignores the events of the second and third films, and feels much more like an attempted remake than it does a straight sequel. It's summer time once again at Camp Manabe, and poor misunderstood Alan is being tormented by the other teens. They tease him and play cruel jokes on him, but their evil acts only end up getting each of killed by a mysterious maniac that is stalking the campground. Unlike the lovable Angela, Alan is a slovenly jerk that deserves everything he has coming. He is often more cruel and obnoxious than his tormentors, which makes it absolutely impossible to empathize with his situation. The juvenile script and amateur direction only make the terrible performances that much more apparent. In a typical Slasher, most of these flaws could easily be overlooked in lieu of the graphic violence and gore, but even the deaths in RETURN are cheap and unimaginative at best. There are really only two things that writer/director Robert Hiltzik managed to complete successfully: Hiltzik captures a nostalgic 80's aesthetic that closely resembles the look and feel of the original film, and he has brought back several returning cast members as well, including Paul DeAngelo as Ronnie, Jonathan Tierstan as Ricky, and even Felissa Rose as Angela. Other than that, the film is an overwhelming failure.