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Sleepaway camp

 

Sleepaway Camp also marketed on VHS (remember those?) as Nightmare Vacation,  is a 1983 low budget exploitation slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik who also served as executive producer. The film is about the killings of teen campers at a summer camp. The film came at a time when slasher films were in their heyday, and is largely known for its twist ending which is considered by some to be one of the most shocking endings among horror films.

Not to give away too much but the film opens in summer 1975, with John Baker and his two children, Angela and Peter out on a lake. After their boat flips, John and the children head ashore, where John’s lover, Lenny is calling. They try to swim back, but are stuck. While driven by an inattentive boater, a motorboat accidentally runs them over, killing John and Peter.

Eight years later in the summer of 1983,  the still traumatized and painfully shy Angela is now living with her “eccentric” aunt Martha and her cousin Ricky.  Angela and Ricky are sent to Camp Arawak Soon after their arrival, a series of bizarre and increasingly violent accidents begins to claim the lives of various campers. Who is the twisted individual behind these murders? The disclosure of the murderer’s identity is one of the most shocking climaxes in the history of American cinema especially for 1983.

You can watch the full UNCUT movie below.

Enjoy Campers.

 

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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4 Responses

  1. Ray says:

    OMG, i just watched this movie…WAY over the top!!! how have i never heard of it before? BTW Will, thank you for this blog! it’s the first place i come when i get home from work. you seem to have all the stories before anyone else does. have a good one!!!

  2. Where’s the gay connection?

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