Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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Angela Baker, a shy, traumatized young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.




  • Dee Dee Friedman in Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • Willy Kuskin in Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • Katherine Kamhi in Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • Lisa Buckler in Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • Susan Glaze in Sleepaway Camp (1983)
  • John E. Dunn and Thomas E. van Dell in Sleepaway Camp (1983)

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23 January 2000 | zombear
| oh my god...
this was definitely a weird one. the realisticly ruthless portrayal of kids at camp, the pedophiliac in the kitchen, the unexplained insanity of the aunt, the homosexual undertones, the ENDING! i was utterly floored when i rented this one. if you can find it, rent it. watch it. show it to your friends and watch them cringe. Just follow my advice and hold onto something when it winds down to the end. i promise, you will be shocked, and will probably have the final image stuck in your head for a week.

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Felissa Rose's relatives appear as background campers getting off the buses.


Judy: How come Angela gets to talk to the boys all day, and WE have to play volleyball?


At the very beginning, when the two kids are sitting on the boat, a huge gap is between them in the far shots. In a closeup they are sitting right next to each other.

Crazy Credits

At the end when all the credits are finished, the freeze-frame of Angela stays onscreen for about 10 more seconds.

Alternate Versions

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!"


Angela's Theme
("You're Just What I've Been Looking For")
Written and Performed by
Frankie Vinci

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