History YMMV / SleepawayCamp

21st Nov '17 6:18:39 AM meatwadf
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** It has since been revealed that the back of his neck had an arrowhead spring loaded that popped up when the first part hit his throat.
8th Oct '17 2:20:53 PM Eggnogyum
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* AccidentalAesop: Gender dysphoria is agonizing. Being forced to present as something you don't feel you are is damaging, and having it rest on existing trauma is even worse. [[spoiler: While transgender people generally don't alleviate their pain by going on summer camp killing sprees, Peter's loss of his identity shows that identity is a very big deal.]]

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* AccidentalAesop: Gender dysphoria is agonizing. Being forced to present as something you don't feel you are is damaging, and having it rest on existing trauma is even worse. [[spoiler: While transgender people generally don't alleviate their pain by going on summer camp killing sprees, Peter's loss of his identity shows that personal identity is indeed a very big deal.]]
8th Oct '17 2:20:20 PM Eggnogyum
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* AccidentalAesop: Gender dysphoria is agonizing. Being forced to present as something you don't feel you are is damaging, and having it rest on existing trauma is even worse. [[spoiler: While transgender people generally don't alleviate their pain by going on summer camp killing sprees, Peter's loss of his identity shows that identity is a very big deal.]]
28th Aug '17 3:15:41 PM wyattte
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* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:Angela's aunt. Bitch is insane!]]

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** Aunt Martha is either creepy as hell or this trope. Crosses into NarmCharm for many fans. Desiree Gould's campy performance has to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhc9ZDRm38E seen]] to be believed.
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:Angela's aunt. Bitch [[spoiler:Aunt Martha, once the full scope of her actions is insane!]]revealed.]]


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* OneSceneWonder: Well, one full scene and a brief flashback, but despite relatively little screen time, Aunt Martha is pretty memorable, to say the least.
9th Jun '17 12:45:10 PM TristanJeremiah
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* AcceptableTargets: The killer's first victim is a pedophile chef, who at one point attempts to rape Angela when he sees how spaced out she is. Try to even pretend you're sympathetic.

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* AcceptableTargets: The killer's first victim is a pedophile chef, who at one point attempts to rape Angela when he sees how spaced out she is. [[KickTheSonOfABitch Try to even pretend you're sympathetic.sympathetic]].
26th Mar '17 12:24:27 AM Discord_and_Dine
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* MemeticMutation:
** "Any chips?" "Why of course! I believe there's a ''whole bag!''"
** "You're a real scumbag, Judy."
15th Feb '17 8:45:34 PM Stellarvore
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** Arguably, Angela herself crossed it when she [[spoiler:[[DisproportionateRetribution killed the little kids who threw sand at her]].]]
16th Jan '17 8:46:43 AM fearlessnikki
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: You'll be fortunate if you didn't know this twist already.

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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: You'll be fortunate if you didn't know this twist already. [[spoiler: This one and ''Film/TheCryingGame'' have more in common than you'd think]].
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
** It's never known if Ricky knows the truth about Angela or not. It could go either way whether he knew but was coerced into keeping it a secret or was kept in the dark his whole life. Or he once knew but has completely forgotten it.
** [[spoiler: Angela killing Paul. Did she reveal her true gender to him and kill him when he reacted with shock and surprise like the counsellors? Or did she just kill him straight away for kissing her without her consent?]]
* CatharsisFactor: Billy and Meg get particularly nasty deaths, but they're both so horrible that it's very satisfying. Meg in particular gets [[spoiler: stabbed through the shower wall and has her spine carved up]].



* HilariousInHindsight: [[spoiler: The UnsettlingGenderReveal as you discover Angela is actually Peter predates ''Film/TheCryingGame'' by nearly ten years]].



** AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame[[note]] Relevant in more ways than one. [[/note]]



* SignatureScene: The reveal.

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* SignatureScene: The reveal.reveal, as noted many times above.
* UnintentionallySympathetic: The director had this reaction to [[spoiler: the children who got killed for throwing water on Angela]], feeling that was going a bit too far.



** The counselorsí casual attitude towards bullying is horrifying these days, but it was released back when bullying wasnít seen as destructive as it is these days. That said, this is largely for the bullying among the boys (which in general has always been seen as more "normal" than with girls), and when Angela is picked on the counselors do take steps to stop it and make it clear it's unacceptable behavior.

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** The counselorsí counsellorsí casual attitude towards bullying is horrifying these days, but it was released back when bullying wasnít seen as destructive as it is these days. That said, this is largely for the bullying among the boys (which in general has always been seen as more "normal" than with girls), and when Angela is picked on the counselors counsellors do take steps to stop it and make it clear it's unacceptable behavior.behaviour.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Mel's death by bow and arrow to his neck. To this day, the director will not say how the effect was achieved. It's that good.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Mel's death by bow and arrow to his neck. To this day, the director will not say how the effect was achieved. It's that good. His neck does become much greyer in the shot, showing it was done with some kind of neck appliance.
17th Jul '16 6:37:29 AM juniperlove15
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\n* TheWoobie: Poor [[spoiler: Angela/Peter.]] Also a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.

20th Jun '16 7:59:14 PM Animeking1108
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* MoralEventHorizon: Aunt Martha crossed it when she [[spoiler: forced Peter to pretend to be a girl]] just to fulfill her own desire to have a daughter.
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