History Film / SleepawayCamp

6th Sep '16 2:33:33 PM StFan
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'''''Sleepaway Camp''''' is a film directed by Robert Hiltzik, and it was released in 1983 during the heyday of {{Slasher Movie}}s.

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'''''Sleepaway Camp''''' ''Sleepaway Camp'' is a film directed by Robert Hiltzik, and it was released in 1983 during the heyday of {{Slasher Movie}}s.



The film became notorious for its TwistEnding and amassed a cult following over the years, mostly for its odd yet endearing mix of 80s slasher movie thrills and wistful summer nostalgia.

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The film became notorious for its TwistEnding and amassed a cult following over the years, mostly for its odd yet endearing mix of 80s '80s slasher movie thrills and wistful summer nostalgia.






!!The first film contains the examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: The rest of the kitchen staff know Artie, the head cook, is a pedophile and don't seem to care. The head of the camp is more concerned with the bad publicity and possible lawsuits that might arise from homicides than the fact that there's a potential murderer on the grounds that are filled with kids.

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!!The first film contains the !!''Sleepaway Camp'' provides examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: AdultsAreUseless:
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The rest of the kitchen staff know Artie, the head cook, is a pedophile and don't seem to care. The head of the camp is more concerned with the bad publicity and possible lawsuits that might arise from homicides than the fact that there's a potential murderer on the grounds that are filled with kids.



* AssholeVictim: Most of the victims. Most notably Artie the cook, who ''really'' likes children (yes, in ''that'' way). Ironically, he's also the only victim who doesn't die. Though if he survived his grave injuries it's likely a AFateWorseThanDeath. He's horribly disfigured and likely blind by the time he's rolled off to hospital. However some of the victims are selected for very petty reasons, most notably [[spoiler: the young children murdered for being a bit bratty and kicking sand at Angela.]]



* AssholeVictim: Most of the victims. Most notably Artie the cook, who ''really'' likes children (yes, in ''that'' way). Ironically, he's also the only victim who doesn't die. Though if he survived his grave injuries it's likely a AFateWorseThanDeath. He's horribly disfigured and likely blind by the time he's rolled off to hospital. However some of the victims are selected for very petty reasons, most notably [[spoiler: the young children murdered for being a bit bratty and kicking sand at Angela.]]



* FreudianExcuse: The killer has a doozy of one. [[spoiler: Peter's family died in a boating accident and his aunt forced him to dress in women's clothing and otherwise pretend to be her niece, who she preferred but actually died in the accident.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: FreudianExcuse:
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The killer has a doozy of one. [[spoiler: Peter's family died in a boating accident and his aunt forced him to dress in women's clothing and otherwise pretend to be her niece, who she preferred but actually died in the accident.]]







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9th Aug '16 9:06:01 PM AdamC
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%%* PrimalScene* PrimalScene: PlayedForDrama. [[spoiler: Angela and her brother Peter, as kids, saw their father spooning which another man (not sex, just embracing lovingly), which seemed to confuse them more than anything else. Peter, now being forced to be a girl against his will, is now deeply confused about his own sexuality and flashes back to this when contemplating being hit on by Paul. Unable to sort his feelings out, he eventually winds up murdering Paul.]]



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The movie ends on Ronnie and Susie discovering "Angela's" secret, leaving their fates unknown.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The movie ends on Ronnie and Susie discovering "Angela's" secret, leaving their fates unknown.]] Ronnie winds up returning in one of the later films.]]
* WhenSheSmiles: Angela is typically meant to look like a CreepyChild with an expressionless ThousandYardStare. When not being abused by bullies and talking to Ricky and Paul, Angela comes out of her shell a little and starts smiling, which makes her look adorable.
17th Jul '16 6:25:21 AM juniperlove15
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: It gets increasingly difficult not to see [[spoiler: Angela/Peter.]] as this.
18th Jun '16 5:55:33 PM smalltime
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The movie ends on Ronnie and Susie discovering "Angela's" secret, leaving their fates unknown.]]
6th Apr '16 3:55:05 PM Davethe3rd
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2nd Apr '16 12:19:37 AM Whipsmart
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* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much every one who is targeted by the killer.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Pretty much every one who is targeted by the killer. There's also [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Aunt Martha.]]
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* ClassClown: Kenny.


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* JerkJock: Campers Billy and Mike.


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** [[spoiler:Angela/Peter her/himself. Nothing is said to have to her/him.]]
9th Feb '16 8:16:12 AM Kelpha
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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason why [[spoiler: Angela]] spares Ricky, Ronnie and Susie.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are clues hidden throughout the film that allude to [[spoiler: Angela's real identity.]] For example, [[spoiler: Angela refuses to swim in the lake with the other campers and at one point, Judy asks why she always showers alone.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: There are clues hidden throughout the film that allude to [[spoiler: Angela's real identity.]] For example, [[spoiler: Angela refuses to swim in the lake with the other campers campers, and at one point, Judy asks why she always showers alone.]]



** [[spoiler:Also attributed to Peter/Angela going catatonic is the implication that he once witnessed his father with his homosexual lover.]]
* GroinAttack: Strongly implied to have occurred on a female. With a curling iron to boot! However whilst the scene indicates the possibility, it never explicitly shows what happened.

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** [[spoiler:Also [[spoiler: Also attributed to Peter/Angela going catatonic is the implication that he once witnessed his father with his homosexual lover.]]
* GroinAttack: Strongly implied to have occurred on a female.happened to [[spoiler: Judy]]. With a curling iron to boot! However whilst the scene indicates the possibility, it never explicitly shows what happened.



* InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler:Angela's Aunt wanted to raise Peter as a girl because "She already has a son and it won't do" so as said above she forced Peter to live with Angela's identity.]]

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* InsaneTrollLogic: [[spoiler:Angela's [[spoiler: Aunt Martha wanted to raise Peter as a girl because "She "she already has a son and it won't do" do", so as said above above, she forced Peter to live with Angela's identity.]]


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* OhCrap: The ending and its reveal.
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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Craig and Mary-Ann, the two teens in the opening who [[spoiler: accidentally cause the boating accident that kills most of the Baker family and kicks off the entire franchise.]]
** A less innocent example would be [[spoiler: Aunt Martha.]] True, [[spoiler: her forcing Peter to adopt the identity of his dead sister was horrifying and abusive]] but she probably didn't expect it [[spoiler: to escalate to serial murder.]]
29th Dec '15 7:02:49 AM MURPHYCHACHO
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** Although [[spoiler: there is a FreezeFrameBonus in Film/ReturnToSleepawayCamp that shows a newspaper clipping about what Aunt Martha did to Peter and mentioning that she is in police custody. So presumably she did face the consequences of her actions, albeit offscreen.]]
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