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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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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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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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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There were three original songs (which were not just orchestrated) used in the movie, but only one of them was released on a soundtrack album. See more »

Goofs

After the kids on the roof throw the water balloon at Angela, Ricky starts cursing at them. After Mel grabs him, he gets out and yells more, then he obviously leans back for him to grab him. See more »

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Angela: Meet me at the waterfront after the social.
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The opening title card reads: "In fond memory of Mom, a doer." See more »

Connections

Remade as Sleepaway Camp See more »

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Take a Chance
Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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10/10
3 May 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After you watch Sleepaway Camp, you will either love it or hate it. I loved this movie after I watched it... The weird thing about this movie though it has everything I hate in Horror movies. Sometimes the acting was cheese. Especially that horny kid that keeps trying to hookup with Angela. He dropped some one-liners that made me laugh cause it was so lame. It reminded me of the 50's for some reason.... But somehow it suited the movie, which didn't make me hate it. The story is pretty predictable. You have an idea what is really happening in the movie but the ending throws it all out the window cause you never expected that to happen... I think it was the ending that made it all worth watching and made me appreciate it. The ending made me zone out and gave me the chills. The reality of the story is twisted which is why I watched again after I first saw it. Overall, I highly recommend this cult-classic. It's truly one of a kind.


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