Trivia / Sleepaway Camp

  • Ability over Appearance: Judy was intended to be a blonde, to contrast against Angela's brown hair. But Karen Fields played the Alpha Bitch so well that the character became brunette.
  • Colbert Bump: The film was always regarded as a Cult Classic, but it did get a minor boost in popularity after being featured on Robot Chicken. It was even lampshaded:
    Camper: Oh my God! Angela's the killer and she was really a boy!
    Robert Hiltzik: Oh my God! Somebody remembered this movie and wrote a comedy sketch about it!
  • Creator Backlash: The director later said he regretted having Angela kill the kids who threw sand on her. He wanted every victim in the movie to be an Asshole Victim and later decided that this was a bit Disproportionate Retribution.
  • Dawson Casting: Mostly averted with the cast.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Jane Krakowski almost played Judy, but had problems with the way she would die.
    • Ricky originally died when Mel beat him at the end. Only during shooting did Robert Hiltzik decide to film Ricky showing signs of survival.
    • Felissa Rose was originally going to do the end scene wearing a prosthetic penis. They eventually decided to achieve the shot with a boy wearing a cast of Rose's face.