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.
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.
Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.
Charles E. Sellier Jr.
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
During the baseball game, Ricky runs for home and slides into it. His hat flies off his head and he leaves without it. Then they show him at the bleachers and he has it on. See more »
Look at all that young fresh chicken. Where I come from, we call 'em baldies. Makes your mouth water, don't it?
Artie, they're too young to even understand what's on your mind.
There ain't no such thing as being too young. You're just too old.
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At the end when all the credits are finished, the freeze-frame of Angela stays onscreen for about 10 more seconds. 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!"
one of the most outrageous slasher movies you'll ever see
A tragic boating accident strikes a family. Many years later, Angela along with her cousin, are sent to Camp Arawak where a series of grisly murders take place.
Sleepaway Camp is one of the most outrageous slasher movies you'll ever see. I'm not sure if it's intentionally hammy or that it takes itself too seriously to the point where it becomes unintentionally hilarious... the point is that it's one unforgettable movie!
There's so many cliches you come to expect from slasher flicks, whether it be the dumb ignorant teenagers who always get their comeuppance or the sexy youths who always fall victim to the killer. Sleepaway Camp has that and more! The identity of the killer remains inconspicuous right to the very end, very much like the first Friday the 13th. In the lead up you get your usual high body count slasher flick, but it's somewhat unique because of its tone- a mix of schlocky horror and a certain self awareness to subvert the genres conventions.
This also features one of the most unexpected plot twists to a movie of all time! It will either leave you terrified or just in awe at how unexpected and well done it actually is...
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