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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A nice place for summer vacation - a perfect place to die! 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

Director Robert Hiltzik dedicated the movie to his mother. See more »

Goofs

When the boy is under the canoe, it is unusually light. It is night-time, so it should have been pitch black when he was under the canoe. See more »

Quotes

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

The opening title card reads: "In fond memory of Mom, a doer." See more »

Connections

Featured in The Cinema Snob: Return to Sleepaway Camp (2013) See more »

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Tonight You're Mine
Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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Great American Slasher with an ending you'll never forget
14 June 2003 | by (The Moon) – See all my reviews

This is 80's American Cheese at it's greatest! The cast does a great job and the script is actually really good. If your a fan of cheesy slasher flicks this is one you should certainly check out...and absolutely DO NOT MISS THE ENDING!!!! One of the creepiest endings I've ever seen in a movie which is sure to give anyone the chills. A truly wicked low budget horror flick.


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