Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Horror Movie Challenge - Sleepaway Camp (1983)

I watched Sleepaway Camp for the first time for the 2015 challenge. You can read my thoughts here. I've decided to reevaluate it this year.

Synopsis: Introvert Angela and her cousin Ricky go way to summer camp. Angela's a bit different from the other girls and gets picked on because of it. One by one her tormentors are eliminated. 

The Good: Like I mentioned in my last review, there are some really cool deaths. The bee scene is one of my favourites. In addition the curling iron scene makes me cringe just thinking about it. I've not seen many slasher deaths that top it. Also, it's kind of fun to see an adult and a 12 year old get into a fight.

The Bad: The acting is cheesy, but lets be honest, acting isn't why you watch slasher's, right?

Final Thoughts: I still don't like the plot twist, but my opinion of the movie is a lot better than it was the first time I watched this. If you like campy horror flicks, this one is interesting.

In Your Game: The killer would be a great addition to my upcoming release, Slashers & Victims Light, and also works for an assassin in your Swords & Wizardry Light games.

Camp Arawak Killer
AC 9 [10]      HD: 2    Attacks: Weapon (1d6) or Bow (1d6, range 50') Move: 12 Special: 5 in 6 chance to Hide in Shadows/Move Silently, Backstab (as Thief)

New To Me Movies Watched: 2
Total Movies Watched: 3


  1. It’s been a while since I saw this, and although I already knew the twist I seem to recall thinking it worked well.