An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
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
The original artwork for the Sleepaway Camp Survival Kit boxed set, which included the unauthorized sequels, was recalled after the American Red Cross complained. See more »
Angela gains a red bathing suit in the medium shot of her at the beach at the end (Media Video version only). See more »
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The opening title card reads: "In fond memory of Mom, a doer." See more »
The version re-released by Anchor Bay in 2000 is cut in the following places. the old Media Video and Video Treasures releases are the most complete versions other than the 2014 DVD and Blu-ray sets released by Scream Factory/Shout! Factory.
In the prank scene in which Mozart's face hits the kid's naked buttocks, the slap sound effect is missing and then his you-guys-are-gross line is out of sync with his lips.
A shot of the naked guys running down the dock is completely missing replaced by a weird over-dubbed cat howl.
The water-snake slithering out of Kenny's mouth is cut drastically to the point where you only see the final few frames of the shot after the snake has emerged.
After Mel accosts the guys for throwing water balloons at Angela, and Ricky and Paul tend to her, a shot of the guy's reaction to Mel leaving is cut, where one calls him a wrinkled old dick.
After Ricky sticks his finger up at Judy and walks off, a shot of Judy coming back with "Same to you!" is gone.
Many frames of Meg's corpse on the bathroom floor are cut, and Mel's reaction is cut up too: "He did it" should be followed by "to get back at me!"
This 1983 horror slasher gem was written and directed by first time director Robert Hiltzik. The story begins with a boating accident which kills the main character Angela's father and brother. We then move forward in time, now Angela is living with her Aunt Martha and her cousin Ricky. Angela and Ricky then go to camp and it is Angela's first time going but Rickey has been there before. Angela doesn't get along with the other campers and is very quiet. A series of murders begin and it is a mystery who is killing all these people. Could it be Ricky who made death threats, could it be Mozart killing these campers because he was picked on, could it be Angela, or could it be someone else? This movie has very interesting and unique deaths without gore. This movie is not for everyone, if you are a fan of cheesy horror movies or just slashers definitely check out this movie. You will never forget the ending.
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