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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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Slightly traumatized 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 ...
Mike Kellin ...
Mel
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Meg
Paul DeAngelo ...
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Mike (as Tom Van Dell)
Loris Sallahian ...
John E. Dunn ...
Kenny (as John Dunn)
Willy Kuskin ...
Desiree Gould ...
Owen Hughes ...
Robert Earl Jones ...
Ben
Susan Glaze ...
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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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...you won't be coming home! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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18 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nightmare Vacation  »

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$350,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Some of the campers seen getting off the busses at the beginning of the film are relatives of the cast and crew. See more »

Goofs

When the killer is washing their knife in the shower, you can clearly see that something (like paper) is flapping. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Hey, Rick, wait till you get a load of Judy! Man, oh, man!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Angela's Theme
("You're Just What I've Been Looking For")
Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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User Reviews

 
You have got to be kiddin' me...
2 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Never before have I given a movie a 1/10.

This movie has the worst acting I've seen in my entire life. And I'm neither kidding nor exaggerating here. I've seen a whole bunch of just-for-fun student flicks and still, nowhere near as bad. It was insulting.

At times I was wondering if this movie was a hoax. But then I come here to find it has a following. What the f***? The cinematography is okay for an amateur film, the music is vintage 80s score. But the acting, oh dear Lord the acting...

The end twist was nice.


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