Friday, October 16, 2009

Sleepaway Camp

Young Ricky and his shy cousin Angela go to sleepaway camp for the summer. Ricky's a little overprotective of Angela, good cousin that he is, but could he be responsible when the kids who pick on her start turning up dead? Only time will tell if... oh, fuck it, SPOILER WARNING Angela has a dick and she's the one killing everyone.

Of all the Friday the 13th ripoffs that came out in the 80's, Sleepaway Camp is by far the best. It has a foulmouthed sense of humor, some bizarre/graphic murder sequences, and a truly fucked up ending that includes a graphic shot of a penis... and it all involves actualy children, not 20-somethings pretending to be teenagers like you usually get in these films. What the film lacks in polish it makes up for in attitude, an inexpressible weirdness and a sort of indelible 80's sensibility that is often imitated these days but never matched.

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