Sleepaway Camp Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Sleepaway Camp

Sleepaway Camp Picture


Go behind the scenes on the 1983 Horror / Occult movie starring Felissa Rose, Katherine Khami, Mike Kellin More Cast

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Thanks to Stephanie
A shot of dead Judy was cut by the MPAA for being way too gory.
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Felissa Rose and Jonathan Tiersten had a puppy love romance whilst on set.
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Most of the food on the set was made in the actual camps kitchen.
Thanks to Jonathan Tiersten
The water balloon scene was actually shot twice. The first time there was a light drizzle so they had to scrap the whole thing. The second time was after Felissa and I had our big (real life) fight and she wasn't even speaking to me. I remember when I had to console her it was very awkward. To this day, she is not a woman to be crossed.
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John Dunn who played Kenny cut his hand when filming the scene about the overturned boat and had to be rushed to hospital.
Thanks to Jeff Vetrano
The actor Willy Kuskin who played Mozart was bullied by some of the members of the cast.
Thanks to Jennifer Wey
Jane Krakowski of Ally McBeal was the origional choice for the role of Judy but turned it down because her death scene was too violent.
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Filmed in upstate NY for a budget of only $350,000.
Thanks to Joy Henderson
Felissa Rose had to wear a tight bra to make herself look flatter. She still owns the bra to this day!

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Deleted Scenes

There are often scenes cut from the final version of a movie. Sometimes these will have been seen by preview audiences, or be included in Blu-ray or DVD extras etc.

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Thanks to Joshua Johnson
Judy's actual murder and not the shadows portraying it.

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Alternate Versions

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Thanks to Joey Velasquez
The early video version has scenes that were deleted during mastering of the DVD version. Particularly when the dead body that is found when the guy on the beach has to clean up and he over turns the canoe, they only show a brief glimpse of the dead guy, in the original version you see the whole thing. The scene where the guys are on the pier and go skinny dipping trying to convince the girls to jump in with them, they totally deleted the full frontal nudity.

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