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Sleepaway Camp (1983) Poster

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Boom mic visible 

Shadow of the mic rod clearly visible on the overturned boat when the family talks about Martha in the water.
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Continuity 

Angela gains a red bathing suit in the medium shot of her at the beach at the end (Media Video version only).
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When there is a fight between the boys in the rec hall, the cowboy hat on the floor moves back and forth from and towards the fight between shots.
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The waterskier in the introduction suddenly disappears, then reappears.
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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.
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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.
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When they show the girl water skiing in the far shots she's wearing a helmet, but when there is a close-up, the helmet is gone.
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At the very beginning when the two kids are sitting on the boat they have a huge gap between them in the far shots, but when it switches to a closeup they are sitting right next to each other.
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The exterior shot of Aunt Martha's house shows a door without any glass in its frame, but as soon as Ricky and Angela leave to go to camp it's clear that glass is in the door's frame.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Eddie and the little kids go camping with their flashlights, the light reflection of the camera hits Eddie in the face.
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At the end, when you first see Angela sitting and humming, a person is visible way over on the other side of the bleachers.
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Factual errors 

Jonathan Tiersten's name is spelled "Tierston" in the opening credits.
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Revealing mistakes 

Obvious fake mustache on the cop at the end of the movie.
When Artie checks the food being cooked prior to the "scalding scene", the "steam" wafting from the kettle is clearly identifiable as sublimated "dry-ice".
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When the boy is under the canoe, it is unusually light. It is night-time, so it should have been pitch black when he was under the canoe.
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The large pile of corn that they intend to boil for the campers appears to be feed corn for animals and not sweet corn.
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Obvious dummies inside the speeding boat that runs over John.
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After the kids on the roof throw the water balloon at Angela, Ricky starts cursing at them. After Mel grabs him, he gets out and yells more, then he obviously leans back for him to grab him.
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When the killer is washing their knife in the shower, you can clearly see that something (like paper) is flapping.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Revealing mistakes 

When Mel visits the archery range, he gets an arrow through the throat and the neck is noticeably gray because he is wearing a neck appliance.
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