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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

 -  Horror  -  18 November 1983 (USA)
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Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.

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Ricky (as Jonathan Tierston)
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Christopher Collet ...
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Mike (as Tom Van Dell)
Loris Sallahian ...
John E. Dunn ...
Kenny (as John Dunn)
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Desiree Gould ...
Owen Hughes ...
Robert Earl Jones ...
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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 the most shocking climax in the history of American cinema. Written by Drew

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A Perfect Place to meet young girls, might just be the perfect place to die! See more »

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Horror

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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sleepaway Camp  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

During the baseball game, Ricky runs for home and slides into it. His hat flies off his head and he leaves without it. Then they show him at the bleachers and he has it on. See more »

Quotes

Judy: How come Angela gets to talk to the boys all day, and WE have to play volleyball?
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Crazy Credits

At the end, when all the credits are gone, they leave a freeze-frame of Angela looking at you for about 10 more seconds. See more »

Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Tonight You're Mine
Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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User Reviews

 
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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