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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

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Mike (as Tom Van Dell)
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Storyline

After a horrible boating accident kills her family, Angela, a shy and sullen young girl, moves in with her eccentric aunt Martha, alongside her protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, a series of bizarre and increasingly violent accidents begins to claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The disclosure of the murderer's identity is one of the most shocking climaxes in the history of American cinema. Written by Drew

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"Carrie" meets "Friday the 13th." See more »

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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Nightmare Vacation  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Final film role of Mike Kellin. He died from lung cancer three months before the film's release. See more »

Goofs

Obvious fake mustache on the cop at the end of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Billy: Eat shit and die, Ricky!
Ricky: Eat shit and live, Bill.
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Crazy Credits

At the end when all the credits are finished, the freeze-frame of Angela stays onscreen for about 10 more seconds. See more »

Connections

Edited into Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Angela's Theme
("You're Just What I've Been Looking For")
Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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Brings back memories
26 March 2004 | by (Glens Falls, NY) – See all my reviews

This film hold some personal memories since is was filmed so close to my home town. I remember a good friend of mine missing school in 6th grade to go and be an extra in the film. He actually got in the film longer than intended by sneeking into the frame. Ironically, there was a murder of a young girl just down the road from the lake this was filmed at. It occured about 15 years prior but it was strange to see a movie along the same lines made in such an obscure town. If you look closely at the paramedics carrying away the cook scalded by hot water, you will see their jackets that say Ft. Edward Rescue squad. They were the actual on-site emergency care workers required by law. Funny stuff


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