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Release Date:
18 November 1983 (USA) See more »
Tagline: won't be coming home! See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Felissa Rose ... Angela

Jonathan Tiersten ... Ricky (as Jonathan Tierston)
Karen Fields ... Judy
Christopher Collet ... Paul
Mike Kellin ... Mel

Katherine Kamhi ... Meg
Paul DeAngelo ... Ronnie

Thomas E. van Dell ... Mike (as Tom Van Dell)
Loris Sallahian ... Billy
John E. Dunn ... Kenny (as John Dunn)
Willy Kuskin ... Mozart
Desiree Gould ... Aunt Martha
Owen Hughes ... Artie
Robert Earl Jones ... Ben
Susan Glaze ... Susie
Frank Trent Saladino ... Gene
Rick Edrich ... Jeff
Fred Greene ... Eddie
Allen Breton ... Frank the Cop

Michael C. Mahon ... Hal (as Mike Mahon)
John Churchill ... Doctor
Dan Tursi ... John

James Paradise ... Lenny
Paul Poland ... Craig
Alyson Mord ... Mary Ann
Carol Robinson ... Dolores
Bram Hand ... Scott
Brad Frankel ... Joey
Dee Dee Friedman ... Marie
Julie Delisio ... Betsy
Michael Lerman ... Greg
Lisa Buckler ... Leslie
Colette Lee Corcoran ... Young Angela

Maximo Gianfranco Sorrentino ... Young Peter (as Frank Sorrentino)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Clark ... Boy (uncredited)
Glenn-Thomas Ford ... Asst. Cook (uncredited)
Archie Liberace ... Naked Angela (uncredited)
Mike Tatosian ... Assistant Cook (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Hiltzik 
Writing credits
Robert Hiltzik (written by)

Produced by
Robert Hiltzik .... executive producer
Jerry Silva .... producer
Michele Tatosian .... producer
Original Music by
Edward Bilous 
Cinematography by
Benjamin Davis (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ron Kalish 
Sharyn L. Ross 
Casting by
Michele Tatosian 
Production Design by
William Bilowit  (as William Billowit)
Art Direction by
Joan Brockschmidt  (as Joni Brockschmidt)
Ellen Hopkins 
Jorge Luis Toro 
Costume Design by
Eileen Sieff Stroup  (as Eileen Sieff)
Makeup Department
Ed French .... makeup illusions (as Edward French)
Diane Lawrence .... makeup effects lab assistant
Suzen Poshek .... hairstylist (as Suzan Poshek)
Suzen Poshek .... makeup artist (as Suzan Poshek)
Production Management
Carl Clifford .... production manager
Ron Kalish .... post-production supervisor
Philip Murphy .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David DeClerque .... second assistant director
Richard Feury .... first assistant director
Mitchell Wood .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Oded Carmi .... boom operator
Jack Cooley .... sound re-recording mixer
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer
Sharyn L. Ross .... sound editor: Magnofex
Linda Shamest .... sound editor: Magnofex
Ron Kalish .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Ray Quintana .... commentary re-recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
William Bilowit .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Billowit)
Ed Fountain .... special mechanical effects
Cliff Cudney .... stunt coordinator
Norman Lopez .... stunt helper
Rick Schierbaum .... stunt man
Webster Whinery .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Sam Bender .... gaffer
Julie Gant .... best boy
Darryl Green .... dolly grip
Jeff Levy .... gaffer
John McElwain .... second electrician
Abe Schrager .... camera operator
Nick Tallo .... key grip
Frank Williams .... second assistant camera
John Wilson .... first assistant camera
Chaim Kantor .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rebecca Brizee .... extra casting: Glens Falls
Mike Kara .... extra casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy A. Palmatier .... assistant costume designer (as Nancy Palmatier)
Lucy Tatosian .... wardrobe production assistant
Editorial Department
Sandra Kaufman .... assistant editor
David M. Perkins .... final colorist (2000 DVD)
Joe Violante .... color consultant: Technicolor
Music Department
Bradford Giaimo .... music producer: B&G Music Productions
Scott Hendricks .... engineering consultant
Piers Plaskitt .... music recording consultant
Other crew
David Baldwin .... production assistant
Murri Barber .... assistant to producer (as Muri Barber)
Pamela Bowring .... production assistant
René Simon Cruz Jr. .... production assistant (as Rene Cruz)
Scott Fleischer .... consultant: special equipment
Glenn-Thomas Ford .... production assistant (as Glen T. Ford)
Kevin Freeman .... production assistant
Sal Giarratano .... consultant: special equipment (as Sal Giarrantano)
Robin Grey .... location auditor
Ben Jordan .... location security
Alexander Kahn .... production assistant
Deborah Lee .... production office coordinator
Joel Mann .... legal consultant
Paul Marcus .... coordinator: New York
Malia Scotch Marmo .... production assistant
Shamus McGarry .... production assistant
Martha Mitchell .... script supervisor
Matthew Oscar .... logo designer: Amercian Eagle Films
Betty Pattinian .... catering consultant (as Aunt Betty Pattinian)
Clara Rodriguez .... production assistant
Steven Scott .... production assistant
Robert Supino .... consultant: special equipment
Susie Sweet .... catering associate
Mike Tatosian .... production assistant (as Michael Tatosian)
Victoria Tatosian .... caterer
Pete Williams .... location tutor
Kathryn Winn .... production assistant
Coke Tatosian .... special thanks: for having so many wonderful children
Lucy Tatosian .... special thanks: for having so many wonderful children

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Summercamp Inferno" - Japan (English title) (video title)
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88 min | USA:84 min (DVD version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:R (DVD rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 (1988) (uncut) | Finland:K-16 (1986) (cut) | Norway:18 | Singapore:PG (cut) | UK:15 | UK:18 (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2004) (uncut) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Director Robert Hiltzik dedicated the movie to his mother.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Angela:Meet me at the waterfront after the social.See more »
Movie Connections:
Take a ChanceSee more »


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54 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
There are two scenes in this film that I will never forget, 13 July 1999
Author: Dan Grant ( from Toronto, Ontario

Horror films seemed the easy way to make a quick buck in the 80's. There was an abundance of them that graced video. I don't think half of them actually made it to the big screen. You can add Sleepaway Camp to that list. This is a typical scary film. It has it's moments and it is scary in some parts. It has some nice humour especially when they play camp jokes on each other. But having said all that, this movie is as good as it is and it's not too bad ) because the mother in this film is creepier than Mrs. Bates and she actually makes you want to kill her. But the two parts that I will never forget are images that are firmly planted in my brain, especially the part of it that stores nasty horror elements in it.

The first was the death by curling iron. It is so horrific that it bothered me so much that I had to cover my eyes the second time I saw it. It is qutie graphic, not because of what they show, but because you know how nasty it is.

But the one thing that will stay with me and probably anyone else that has seen this film is the very end. That last shot is so horrific, so way out of left field that you never see it coming. It just hits you and then it ends. It has a power of its own. And judging by the comment on here from other users, they feel the same way. This is a film absolutely worth checking out.

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