Sleepaway Camp Reviews

April 28, 2019
The big, infamous end reveal actually suggests the screenplay's focused on psychological damage inherent in enforcing gender roles on children.
October 23, 2018
An atypical slasher movie that blurs the lines between high and low art, good and bad acting, male and female, proficiency and ineptitude, sophistication and primitivism.
December 16, 2017
even as the final sequence leaves first-time viewers reeling, those who rewind and rewatch the film can unzip all the hints and tells which Hiltzik has artfully concealed in the dialogue of his subversive screenplay.
January 7, 2016
The story of Sleepaway Camp is pretty much everything you'd expect from a slasher movie and nothing you'd ever expect, which is what makes Hiltzik's campy and disturbing summer camp tale still one of the more memorable horror movies ever made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 21, 2014
A definite eighties gem with a twisted mystery that really is rather brilliant in countering any resemblance toward "Friday the 13th."
June 18, 2013
Camp eighties slasher classic with a well disguised twist.
March 26, 2010
Capaz de despertar risos graas ao estilo datado (vide figurinos), ao roteiro ridculo e direo capenga (o acidente que abre a narrativa genial neste aspecto), merece crditos pelo plano final, que simultaneamente hilrio e perturbador.
August 25, 2009
Not a particularly effective movie... [but] it is an exceptionally memorable one - one that lingers in the brain, disturbing and discomfiting.
April 11, 2006
classic stuff, the ending is the creepiest since "invasion of the body snatchers"
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.
July 21, 2005
Still the finest Sleepaway Camp, if only because of its memorable final shot.
March 4, 2004
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.