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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

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Robert Hiltzik

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Robert Hiltzik
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Loris Diran ... Billy (as Loris Sallahian)
John E. Dunn ... Kenny (as John Dunn)
Willy Kuskin ... Mozart
Desiree Gould ... Aunt Martha
Owen Hughes ... Artie
Robert Earl Jones ... Ben
Susan Glaze Susan Glaze ... Susie
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightmare Vacation See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Luzerne, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie and Friday the 13th Part III (1982) inspired 'Weird Al' Yankovic's song "Nature Trail to Hell." Both films feature the cutting up of campers and an ending you have to see to believe. See more »

Goofs

When the killer washes their knife in the shower, something papery is flapping. See more »

Quotes

Judy: She's a real carpenter's dream: flat as a board and needs a screw!
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Crazy Credits

The opening title card reads: "In fond memory of Mom, a doer." See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version released by the Canadian manufacturer Legacy Entertainment in 2003 is, to all intents, uncut. Robert Hiltzik's opening title sequence, dedicating the film to his mother, is the only thing removed from this version. Apparently, the transfer was sourced from the Media or Video Treasures VHS. See more »

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Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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The best part is the ending...
17 January 2002 | by Not2Ghetto420See all my reviews

This movie is a typical 80s flick.. like friday the 13th.. kids go to camp, strange murders happen, blah yadda yadda yadaa.. I heard this movie was scary but it really wasn't.. it was more of a comedy, me and my friend were laughing the whole way because of the horrendous acting and dialect.. im serious!!! The murders arent even well done.. well wait a mintute... oh who cares? Now on to the ending.. let me tell ya this.. i knew the ending even before i saw the movie and the ending still shocked me... its just so strange... ewwww... i remember going what the f***.. then i smoked a cigg,, cuz i was a little shocked.. warning.. i wouldnt watch it alone at night, cuz i would get scared of the ending.. LOL...

** out of ****

mainly cuZ it made me laugh and the ending


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