Slightly disturbed and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela’s arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions. —IMDb
A lot of people assume that the acting is just bad, but everybody acts the same over-exaggerated way. Like they're 'acting'. That's the whole theme of Sleepaway Camp, 'the act', and if you think about the phenomenal ending this makes perfect sense. How many 80s films have acting just like this for every character? None. Amazing memorable characters, quotable and even though it's childlike, unmistakably creepy. Great!
I should add that I consider this to be the best film I have ever seen. Many will drop their jaws in disbelief, but I have never seen a film made quite like this one. It's easy to knock off a film when you're looking at it from the view of an outsider, but the director's sight is one that is needed to be grasped for full understanding. Perfect. 5/5