Sleepaway Camp
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A deadly boating accident derails the life of a sensitive youngster, leading to confusion, madness and murder. Years after the incident, Angela (Felissa Rose) is still withdrawn and rarely speaks, living a sheltered life with her aunt and cousin Ricky (Jonathan Tiersten). The two young teens are sent off to Camp Arawak to spend the summer, and though Ricky attends every year and has plenty of friends, Angela is unable to fit in and finds herself the target of cruel taunts from her bunkmates. Her cousin is always ready to stick up for her, and she begins a timid romance with Ricky's best… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The justly-famous closing image is one of the most baffling and incongruous climaxes in a genre known and celebrated by devotees for its WTF factor."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Film Freak Central
"Take out the twist, and the film could piggy-back off of her into a stilted and tasteless but nonetheless unique exploration of sexual awakening."
‑ Jake Cole, Movie Mezzanine
"Robert Hiltzik's debut takes the usual co-eds, the usual tropes of adolescent longing, gruesome slayings, whodunnit dynamics and hidden psychohistories, and weaves from them a smart scenario that delivers every kind of camp."
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"Not a particularly effective movie... [but] it is an exceptionally memorable one - one that lingers in the brain, disturbing and discomfiting."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Still the finest Sleepaway Camp, if only because of its memorable final shot."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The movie won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for those with a strong interest in cinematic scares, it is most definitely a gutsy picture that deserves to be seen and discussed."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"[Blu-ray Review] From the awesome newly commissioned cover artwork, to the terrific A/V elements, to a slew of new bonus content going above and beyond the call of duty, this is nothing less than a dream release. Buy it. Like, now."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Camp eighties slasher classic with a well disguised twist."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"classic stuff, the ending is the creepiest since "invasion of the body snatchers""
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Evokes a period in time before Ritalin and common sense."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"There are great films and then there are magical films, glorious oddities that pop up sui generis out of nowhere. Sleepaway Camp falls squarely into the latter category."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"A definite eighties gem with a twisted mystery that really is rather brilliant in countering any resemblance toward "Friday the 13th.""
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Capaz de despertar risos graças ao estilo datado (vide figurinos), ao roteiro ridículo e à direção capenga (o acidente que abre a narrativa é genial neste aspecto), merece créditos pelo plano final, que é simultaneamente hilário e perturbador."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"[ Sleepaway Camp] is...a gritty, sleazy Grade-Z rip-off of what Sean Cunningham and the gang more or less perfected over at Crystal Lake."
‑ Bill Gibron,
"Cheap F13 knock-off. Good 'camp' value."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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