Directed by: Robert Hiltzik
Back of Box:
Welcome to Camp Arawak,
where teenage boys and girls learn to experience the joys of nature, as well as each other. But when these happy campers
begin to die in a series of horrible 'accidents,' they discover that someone - or something - has turned their summer of fun
into a vacation to dismember. Has a dark secret returned from the camp's past...or will an unspeakable horror end the
From its grisly special effects to the truly shocking climax,
SLEEPAWAY CAMP is no ordinary 'body count' movie. See for yourself why this killer thriller spawned two sequels and
became one of the most surprising horror hits of the '80s!
Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs
Audio Commentary with Director Robert Hiltzik,
star Felissa Rose and Moderator Jeff Hayes.
Run Time: 84 Minutes
Tom Van Dell...Mike
Desiree Gould...Aunt Martha
Robert Earl Jones...Ben
Frank Trent Saladino...Gene
Allen Breton...Frank the Cop
Mike Mahon...Hal The Lifeguard
Alyson Mord...Mary Ann
Dee Dee Friedman...Marie
Colette Lee Corcoran...Young Angela
Frank Sorrentino...Young Peter
Tim Clark...Boy (Uncredited)
Glenn-Thomas Ford...Assistant Cook (Uncredited)
Mike Tatosian...Assistant Cook (Uncredited)
Filming Location(s): Argyle,
New York, Fort Edward, New York, Glens Falls, New York.
Alternate Tagline(s): You won't be
coming home, Sleepaway Camp has never been so scary, A nice place for
summer vacation, a perfect place to die, A perfect place to meet young girls, might just be the
perfect place to die.
The Anchor Bay release of this film is cut.
The DVD released by Legacy Entertainment is uncut. The
only thing said to be missing is the opening title sequence where Robert Hiltzik dedicates the film to his mother.
A shot of Judy dead was cut for being way too grisly.
Jane Krakowski was originally cast to play Judy.
Some campers getting off the busses in the beginning of the
film are relatives of cast and crew members.
The original artwork for the Sleepaway Camp Box Set was recalled
after complaints made by the Red Cross.
At the end, when you first see Angela sitting
and humming, a person is visible over on the other side of the bleachers.
Obvious dummies inside the speeding boat when it runs over John.
The two boys sitting by Judy in the rec hall, when Paul first
hears Angela talk, change between shots.
The girl skiing in the opening scene wears a helmet in long
shots, but not in close ups.
Originally bought a VHS of this film from a Blockbuster
in Traverse City, MI.
Bought my DVD as part of the Sleepaway Camp Box