Sleepaway Camp Reviews

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Bryant Frazer
Film Freak Central
June 28, 2014
The justly-famous closing image is one of the most baffling and incongruous climaxes in a genre known and celebrated by devotees for its WTF factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 28, 2014
The movie won't be everyone's cup of tea, but for those with a strong interest in cinematic scares, it is most definitely a gutsy picture that deserves to be seen and discussed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
May 27, 2014
There are great films and then there are magical films, glorious oddities that pop up sui generis out of nowhere. Sleepaway Camp falls squarely into the latter category.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jake Cole
Movie Mezzanine
May 23, 2014
Take out the twist, and the film could piggy-back off of her into a stilted and tasteless but nonetheless unique exploration of sexual awakening.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
May 22, 2014
[Blu-ray Review] From the awesome newly commissioned cover artwork, to the terrific A/V elements, to a slew of new bonus content going above and beyond the call of duty, this is nothing less than a dream release. Buy it. Like, now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 21, 2014
A definite eighties gem with a twisted mystery that really is rather brilliant in countering any resemblance toward "Friday the 13th."
Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works
March 18, 2014
Robert Hiltzik's debut takes the usual co-eds, the usual tropes of adolescent longing, gruesome slayings, whodunnit dynamics and hidden psychohistories, and weaves from them a smart scenario that delivers every kind of camp.
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
June 18, 2013
Camp eighties slasher classic with a well disguised twist.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
March 26, 2010
Capaz de despertar risos graças ao estilo datado (vide figurinos), ao roteiro ridículo e à direção capenga (o acidente que abre a narrativa é genial neste aspecto), merece créditos pelo plano final, que é simultaneamente hilário e perturbador.
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 25, 2009
Not a particularly effective movie... [but] it is an exceptionally memorable one - one that lingers in the brain, disturbing and discomfiting.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 11, 2006
classic stuff, the ending is the creepiest since "invasion of the body snatchers"
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill Gibron
DVDTalk.com
July 29, 2005
[ Sleepaway Camp] is...a gritty, sleazy Grade-Z rip-off of what Sean Cunningham and the gang more or less perfected over at Crystal Lake.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
July 21, 2005
Still the finest Sleepaway Camp, if only because of its memorable final shot.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
April 20, 2005
Evokes a period in time before Ritalin and common sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 5, 2003
Cheap F13 knock-off. Good 'camp' value.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 21, 2002
When Sleepaway Camp focuses on something other than the rapidly growing pile of corpses, the movie nearly grinds to a halt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
April 3, 2002
Sleepaway Camp belongs to a pool of slasher films known for their generic prolificacy; it must be noted that it is one of the first and best.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
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