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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)
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Did You Know?

There were three original songs (which were not just orchestrated) used in the movie, but only one of them was released on a soundtrack album.See more »
Continuity: The waterskier in the introduction suddenly disappears, then reappears.See more »
[Angela stands up and makes a sinister bear-like noise, and Paul's severed head falls from her lap. Susie covers her mouth in horror]
Ronnie:...How can it be?
[Angela is revealed to be male, she's fully naked and has a bloody knife clutched in her hands]
Ronnie:My god, she's a boy!
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Movie Connections:
Angela's ThemeSee more »


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27 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A ghastly ghoulish go go delight!, 10 April 2000
Author: Nailhead

It had been years since I saw this movie, but I remembered the key elements. Young girl is harassed at camp, her bullies start dying off, unforgettable ending. I just never realized how big of a classic this really is. For those of you who don't know, the film starts off with a man on a boat in the middle of a lake with his two children. The boat tips over, another boat comes racing towards them and kills all but one.

Flash forward 8 years later, the sole survivor now lives at her aunts house, where she sends the girl, Angela, and her cousin, Ricky, to summer camp. At camp, Angela is brutally teased and taunted by her fellow campers. Her cousin Ricky continuously comes to her defense, but the bullies are all being killed off by a mysterious unknown attacker. All of this leads up to an ending that I believe to be one of the most shocking in cinema history.

Felissa Rose gave an excellent performance as Angela, who makes you sympathize heavily for her, due to her soft mannered and soft spoken personality. She is very much the kid we all were, and some of you might still be. A vulnerable target for those with a superiority complex, very much the outcast.

Writer/Director Robert Hiltzik fills the film to the brim with psychological undertones, masterfully creating a genuine thriller out of this low grade, slasher extraordinare. But you don't care about that, do ya'. You want gore! And while it's not an overtly gory film, there are enough offerings of blood here and there to keep you gorehounds satisfied. Not to mention some nifty death scenes. And the ending, my friends, is what makes Sleepaway Camp worth the watch. That's not to say SC isn't a good film, in my opinion it's great, but for those of you who have no clue as to how it ends... You will not be disappointed. They just don't make horror films like this anymore, folks.

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