The movie Sleepaway Camp (1983) is a horror film about a young girl named Angela Baker who is sent to summer camp with her cousin Ricky. Angela is traumatized after a boating accident that killed her family, and she is bullied by fellow campers and a camp counselor. The head cook attempts to molest her, and an unseen figure causes him to get severely scalded. As the movie progresses, campers start to die, and the camp owner thinks there is a killer in the camp. The relationship between Angela and Paul grows strained, and Paul is seduced by Judy. The camp is thrown into a panic with all the deaths, and the police begin searching for the missing campers. In the end, it is revealed that the real Angela died in the accident, and her brother Peter survived. After Martha gained custody of him, she decided to raise Peter as the girl she always wanted, already having a son. It is implied that Peter was mentally affected by seeing his father sharing a homosexual embrace with another man. The nude and blood-covered “Angela” (with male genitalia in full view), stands before the shocked Susie and Ronnie who discover that she is the killer; Angela looks at both of them while letting out an animalistic hissing sound.
- Felissa Rose as Angela Baker
- Jonathan Tiersten as Ricky Thomas
- Karen Fields as Judy
- Christopher Collet as Paul
- Mike Kellin as Mel Costic
- Katherine Kamhi as Meg
- Sleepaway Camp gained a cult following for its unique twist ending, which has become one of the most memorable and shocking moments in horror film history.
- The film was shot on location at a real summer camp in New York.
- Director Robert Hiltzik was inspired to make the film after attending summer camp as a child.