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Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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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.

Director:

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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Taglines:

...you won't be coming home! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Robert Hiltzik dedicated the movie to his mother. See more »

Goofs

The mic rod shadow is clearly visible on the overturned boat when the family talks about Martha in the water. 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

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 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 »


Soundtracks

Angela's Theme
("You're Just What I've Been Looking For")
Written and Performed by Frankie Vinci
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oh my god...
23 January 2000 | by zombearSee all my reviews

this was definitely a weird one. the realisticly ruthless portrayal of kids at camp, the pedophiliac in the kitchen, the unexplained insanity of the aunt, the homosexual undertones, the ENDING! i was utterly floored when i rented this one. if you can find it, rent it. watch it. show it to your friends and watch them cringe. Just follow my advice and hold onto something when it winds down to the end. i promise, you will be shocked, and will probably have the final image stuck in your head for a week.


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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:

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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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