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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You think you know this film better, "it's just another bad horror movie with pretty bad acting." but BAM! the ending will make you think twice. This is not a very stupid movie, it's smart enough, although they deliver it in stupid way.
Although it has been said, the ending is the only thing worth a damn. I just re-watched this recently and I was completely wrong, this is the best 'kids brutally murdered at a summer camp' film out there
Though not a classic by any means, this is one of the best the genre has to offer. Nasty kills, appropriately aged teen actors, and that ineffable so-bad-it's-good-ness make this a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. And just when you think you've got a read on it, the twist cold cocks you, making you realize that there's a good deal more going on here thematically than meets the eye.
Fascinante filme que contiene una escena espeluznante y sobretodo sorpresiva. "Sleepaway camp" tiene el don de ir más allá al momento de crear al asesino forjado de venganza. Es eso, pero por encima de esto está la problemática del reconocimiento sexual. El campamento, el slasher, adolescentes en pleno desarrollo, todo invita promover una temática sobre el descubrimiento sexual. Slasher y campamento son afines.
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!