Angela Baker, a shy, traumatized 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

Writer:

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, shy, sullen Angela moves in with her eccentric Aunt Martha and protective cousin Ricky. One summer, Martha sends the kids to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, bizarre, increasingly-violent accidents 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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Dear Mom and Dad, I've been at sleep-away camp for almost three weeks, now, and I'm getting very scared.... See more »

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Horror

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Trivia

When Leslie swims back to shore and gets up onto the dock after the canoe flips, Robert Hiltzik's wife, Missy, plays Leslie. Lisa Buckler got mono and was too sick to shoot that segment. See more »

Goofs

At the end, when Angela is sitting and humming, a person is visible on the other side of the bleachers. See more »

Quotes

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

At the end when all the credits are finished, the freeze-frame of Angela stays onscreen for about 10 more seconds. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1986 UK video was cut by 57 secs by the BBFC with edits to repeated shots of Meg's stabbed corpse. The cuts were restored in the 2004 Anchor Bay DVD. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Robot Chicken: Vegetable Fun Fest (2005) See more »

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Take a Chance
Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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The best ending ever!!
30 August 2018 | by CowboyWizard2000See all my reviews

I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say watch it for the ending!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleepaway Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Luzerne, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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