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521 Ratings

Sleepaway Camp

Directed by Robert Hiltzik
United States, 1983


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.

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Sleepaway Camp Directed by Robert Hiltzik

Critics reviews

Sleepaway Camp is a curtain-yanking picture with a reveal that works only to make a woman with a penis a vessel for horror. It is a trap narrative rechristened in the structure of the slasher genre, where, instead of a lover being revealed as a deceiver, a murderer is exposed as a transgender woman. This harmful, false narrative furthers the notion that we are not who we say we are, and that we are more prone to committing violence than of being victims of it ourselves.
August 10, 2015
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