Sorry...Just a tad late...
Ughhh this was another hard one for me because I just feel that summer camp movies either involve stupid comedy bits with flashes of tits and ass or a serial killer nut job with lots of blood, dismemberment...and tits and ass. I have seen Parent Trap(the original) but not in a long, long time so I didn't pick this one. Listed below are my 3 but head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves to see the rest. I came back from a wonderful vacation in Quebec right on the Richelieu River which I will bore you with my pics later on. We have been busy getting back to norm so now I hope to soon make some cards and visit my mom!
1. LITTLE DARLINGS-1980
Whatever happened to Kristy McNichol? She plays a young gal from the wrong side of the tracks and Tatum O' Neil plays a sweet(HA) innocent from a privileged background. They both meet at summer camp and they start a contest as to who will have sex first. Of course there are a bunch of young girls in short shorts and other bad clothing that reeks '70s fashion but there is a bit more to this story than one would expect. I haven't seen it in quite some time but it is still memorable since they both are surprised at what they end up finding out about sex and love.
2. ADDAM'S FAMILY VALUES-1999
This is a sequal to the first hit of this classic TV show from the 1960's and I love it because of the summer camp scene. Wednesday steels the show with her antics at summer camp sent there with her brother by the evil Debbie, a serial killer bent on killing Uncle Fester. As Debbie tries to kill Uncle Fester in many different ways, poor Wednesday, Pugsley and another boy have to deal with the sugar sweet antics at camp. Thankfully, Wednesday is able to save the day by holding the counsellors hostage and setting fire to the camp. This was just so funny and Christina Ricci as Wednesday really does steal the show. I would be on her side as well if I had to deal with that summer camp.
3. MOONRISE KINGDOM-2012
I bet this will be the popular movie for this week. Yup, it takes place at a summer camp on an island where one freaky child declares his love to another freaky child and they make their escape to be together. You have Edward Norton as the head of the summer camp, Bruce Willis as the local cop who is having an affair with France's McDormand, the mom of the freaky girl. Bill Murray is also involved in this quirky gale by Wes Anderson. It is ..quirky and you either like Wes Anderson or you don't. I like this film and find it quite engaging and well acted. It proves that Bruce Willis can do more than just his Die Hard flicks. Just a word of note, the director must love Alex Colville, the artist.
These are my 3. I have seen a scary flick where the football guy and slutty cheerleader get whacked at the beginning. The nerdy funny guy gets it later and so does the token black guy but the gal is successful after she runs very, very slowly, tripping and crying and breaking her high heel from the crazed maniac who is limping even more slowly behind her.....I hate those movies.