Want to see what's playing on my WinAmp? (At least until I get bored and start watching DVDs)Sleepaway Camp
was something I discovered almost by accident. I kpet seeing people talking about it online, but I'd never seen nor heard of anything about it. Then it became available in this country, and the boyfriend was wonderful enough to buy me all three movies in the box set (you can guess what the next two movies are going to be, can't you?).
Shy Angela is going away with her cousin Ricky for her first-ever summer camp. Angela is a quiet girl, partly because of her deeply crazy aunt and partly because, when she was little, a freak waterboat accident killed her father and her twin brother Peter. Being quiet and shy doesn't help Angela at camp, however, as she soon finds herself bullied and teased by the other campers and nearly sexually assaulted by the obnoxious camp cook. Her cousin Ricky does his best to protect her, but at the same time the people who make Angela's life at camp unpleasant start dying in 'freak' accidents... only we know they're not accidents. The only question is, who's the culprit?Sleepaway Camp
is particularly famous for one thing - its ending, which contains one of the most unexpected plot twists ever committed to celluloid. I'm not going to mention it yet (although it'll become clear when the sequels are posted), but it's really something. As for the rest of the film - well, it's pretty standard 80s slasher fare, although the film deals with the blooming romance between Angela and Ricky's friend Paul very sweetly, as well as the interpersonal relationships between others as well. It's a nice, underrated little classic.