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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mike Kellin's final film. Likewise, he was sick during filming, but did his best to conceal it from everyone and passed away in August 1983 from lung cancer, three months before the film's release. See more »

Goofs

Jonathan Tiersten's name is spelled "Tierston" in the opening credits. See more »

Quotes

Paul: Hey, Rick, wait till you get a load of Judy! Man, oh, man!
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Jonathan Tiersten's last name was incorrectly spelled in the opening credits, spelled as Tierston instead. See more »

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A Good 80's Slasher Flick
17 February 2001 | by pizowellSee all my reviews

Sleepaway Camp is....you guessed it- about a group of kids at a summer camp being knocked off one by one. Its got that classic 80's slasher music with bad acting, editing, and effects, but thats what I love about them. This is one of those slasher flicks thats good for a movie night with your friends. And that ending you've heard so much about...its pretty cool and unexpected. Its not only a slash flick, but a film about sexual identity. Worth the price of rental. Check it out!


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