Sleepaway Camp Movie Review

Sleepaway Camp

You won't be coming home!
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Prelude to an accident.


Felissa Rose, Katherine Khami, Mike Kellin, Karen Fields (II)

Jonathan Tiersten, Robert Earl Jones, Paul DeAngelo, John Dunn, Christopher Collet Update Cast

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This film spawned two direct to video sequels and Bruce Springsteen's sister Pamela Springsteen was the actor who played Angela in Sleepaway Camp 2 and 3.

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The movie starts with a father and his two children (Angela and Peter) relaxing on a small sailboat near camp Arawak.

The brother and sister are in a playful mood and accidently overturn the boat. Nearby, two teens Craig and Mary Ann are driving a motorboat and pulling their friend along, Dolores, who is nervously waterskiing. The couple are unaware that they're driving towards the family and they can't hear Delores's warning. It's too late to steer the motorboat away and it plows over them. We can see that the father dies and only one child lives.

Eight years later we see that the survivor is Angela who is now living with her aunt Martha and cousin Ricki. Angela is very quiet and her aunt seems to have lost her mind completely. They are preparing to go to camp Arawak for a vacation.

Because of Angela's quietness and lack of interest in any of the camp activities she is constantly picked on by the kids.

Then murders start to happen...

Mike Kellin (Mel) who is the owner tries to keep the killings quiet as he doesn't want his camp to be shut down...

Sleepaway Camp has now become a cult classic and I can see why. It's got great camp settings and the lead bad girls Judy (Karen Fields) and Meg (Katherine Khami) really get stuck into their roles as the camp's bossy and unpleasant troublemakers.

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Don't be tempted to think "just another stupid summer-camp slasher movie trying to be Friday the 13th". Due to the fine acting and story, it may just be the best summer camp movie of them all! It certainly has the best and most shocking end. Truly scary!

Overall Sleepaway Camp is a truely unforgettable film that lingers long in the memory after being watched.

It is has some interesting charactors and a good plot!
The running time is a little short!

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Key Crew

Director: Robert Hiltzik
Writer: Robert Hiltzik
Producers: Robert Hiltzik, Jerry Silva, Michele Tatosian
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Release Date: -- Dec 1983
MPAA Rating: R
Studio: Anchor Bay
Production: American Eagle
Genre: Horror / Occult

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