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HALLOWEEN 2021 COUNTDOWN – WATCH: Sleepaway Camp (1983) Remastered HD – FULL Movie

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 with short shorts and cutoff shirts (on the boys) 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 too much away 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 and 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? 

You can watch the full digitally remastered UNCUT movie below.

Enjoy Campers.




Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the 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 on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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3 thoughts on “HALLOWEEN 2021 COUNTDOWN – WATCH: Sleepaway Camp (1983) Remastered HD – FULL Movie”

  1. 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. Re-watched this during the pandemic (part of an 80s slasher movie revisit). So, I knew the ending twist already, and remembered that there was unusual attention paid to the older male cast members (those tight shorts!). But, man oh man, this movie still delivers, from the gay father & lover at the beginning, to the ‘wait, is that a drag queen?’ aunt (it’s not), to the weird kills, to the iconic Judy… I won’t spoil, but I’d be very interested to read some recent takes on this film from critics who have a certain kind of cred, if you get my drift.

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