Sleepaway Camp is made from Cheese

December 19th, 2008 - 1:21pm by Slye Fox

Present day Felissa Rose with a disturbing crude doll of herself.
Nice botox lips, honey.

Good God and Jebus. Sleepaway Camp is a film that's so awful, I loved it. Produced back in 1983, the fashion of the day permeates all aspects of this campy, cheesy thriller. You think Bowie was obnoxiously displaying his junk in Labyrinth? You should see the blatant display of moose-knuckle in this farce!

Who likes short shorts?
The director does.

If there's a boy on the screen, he's either in genital-outline displaying tight jeans or short shorts that tell us exactly how hung he is.

The level of acting can't even compare to the level of MacGyver or day time TV. You'll see better Emmy material on the Mexican Soap channel. I'm sure I've seen middle school drama class performances that top these "actors". Couple that with fun cheesy Friday the 13th style music to build suspense and you've got a backdrop ready for MST3000. The death sequences are just as entertaining. I'm guessing budget didn't allow much leeway for effects, so a typical scene is: raised knife --> cut to bloody resulting aftermath.

What the hell is going on with this dude's 'stache? It's evolved into something made of tape and black marker.

Given the R rating, I was at least holding out for some gratuitous boobage. But even that was denied. Other than an ass shot of a male camper and the cock shot in the climax -- the most skin we see is the undesired boys in short shorts with cut off T-shirt or bikinis when the girls are swimming. No matter, the horrific acting and predictable one-liners were distracting enough.

Click for full horror effect.

The film's climax takes the cake. [plot spoiler]: Which is a shot of the hero/heroine/killer/ultimate-cheese standing over the headless corpse of the last victim and making some sort of animal noise while looking to the left as the camera pans out. I nearly spat my drink laughing at the absurdity of it. Click the image to the right if you dare.

Now here's the best part: They've gone and made 4 more of these movies!! That's right now we can be delighted with...

Rest assured these masterpieces of film failure are already in my Netflix queue. :)

Visit the official Sleepaway Camp Website for details.

December 19, 2008 - 2:17pm
lonely_doll says:

I am honestly going to rent this movie.

December 19, 2008 - 2:18pm
bertine says:


December 19, 2008 - 2:20pm
lonely_doll says:

Sleepaway Camp Party!!!

December 19, 2008 - 2:23pm
bertine says:

I think we have enough party ideas to last us until spring

December 19, 2008 - 2:26pm
Slye Fox says:

I agree, but we should still do them all!

December 19, 2008 - 2:32pm
bertine says:

We should do the sleepaway camp one next summer and we should all dress up like we are going to summer camp.

December 19, 2008 - 2:34pm
Slye Fox says:

Ha -- I wouldn't know how to keep my junk inside a pair of shorts like that without the assistance of duct tape, though.

December 19, 2008 - 2:39pm
bertine says:

tighty whities. :P

December 19, 2008 - 5:22pm
damncutekitty says:

OMG I totally forgot about this movie. It's HILARIOUS. Definitely on my bad horror flick top ten!

December 19, 2008 - 5:32pm
lisianthia says:

Holy crap! You don't even know how excited I am that there are sequels!

December 19, 2008 - 6:05pm
Tiffiny says:

must see!