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Review: Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Since its initial release in 1983, Sleepaway Camp has developed a cult reputation, in part due to the film’s final reel twist, and in part due to its lead, Felissa Rose. Continue reading

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Sleepaway Camp IV From Retro Slashers DVD

We’re “soft launching” a Retro Slashers DVD label with lost sequel Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor, released in finished form for the first time ever next week after 20 years of uphill battle. The spine serial number is RS001 – … Continue reading

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Slashers and Urban Legends: Cropsey

The Legend: The woods in Upstate New York belong to Cropsey, a madman with a passion for butchering young campers. Why Cropsey kills is unclear. Some say he was a cruel handyman disfigured by campers who fought back during one … Continue reading

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Sleepaway Camp IV Details And Poster

A pretty substantial update one of my retro projects: Fangoria have posted an article exclusively unveiling the Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor official poster art, plus copious quotage from me that’ll give you the comprehensive skinny on the lost slasher.

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Resurrecting Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor

Some time back I mentioned some “real world projects” I’ve been up to, and while this one might not be news to readers of the Sleepaway Camp website where I posted this 5 months ago, it might be unknown to … Continue reading

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Sex Fiends & Drag Queens – Gender and Sexuality in the Slasher Film

Much has been made on the treatment of females and the representation of sexuality within the horror genre. Critics have constantly overanalysed a genre whose primary function is to entertain, often stating that the slasher film represents male’s fear of … Continue reading

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Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008) Review

It had been twenty years since Robert Hiltzik had directed a feature film, with 1983’s Sleepaway Camp being his one and only effort to date. His follow up, Return to Sleepaway Camp, would ignore the first two sequels (both directed … Continue reading

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Sleepaway Camp (1983) Review

By 1983 there had been so many slasher films – both independent and studio financed – that the best way for a movie to stand out amongst the pack was by adding a ‘money shot.’

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Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (1989) Review

With fans having waited five years for a Sleepaway Camp sequel, director Michael A. Simpson rewarded them by delivering two!

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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988) Review

The only problem when a movie delivers a shock ending right out of left field is how exactly do you follow that on?

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