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

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Horror | Thriller

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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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The original artwork for the Sleepaway Camp Survival Kit boxed set, which included the unauthorized sequels, was recalled after complaints were made by the American Red Cross. See more »

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The two boys that Judy is sitting with when Paul first gets Angela to talk to him in the rec hall change between shots. See more »

Quotes

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

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Great slasher film.
23 September 2003 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

Robert Hiltzik's "Sleepaway Camp" is one of the most memorable slasher movies ever made.Of course the acting and dialogue are terrible,but writer/director Robert Hiltzik manages to create very creepy atmosphere throughout,the killings are original and gruesome and the ending is very shocking and twisted.Felissa Rose is marvelous as Angela,especially with her creepy stare."Sleepaway Camp" is a little bit different than your standard slasher fare-it's filled with strange and deviant characters,disturbing flashbacks and sexual subtexts.There is only a little bit of gore,still we do get an arrow through the neck,severed head,a bloody stabbing and death by hair curler.Overall,"Sleepaway Camp" is a fast-paced slasher flick with a wonderful central character of Angela.Highly recommended.


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