THAT AWKWARD MOMENT WHEN THE GIRL YOU LIKE AT SLEEPAWAY CAMP ENDS UP BEING A 14 YEAR OLD TRANSVESTITE SERIAL KILLER
"Sleepaway Camp" (1983)
I came up with an idea for those of you who just can't get enough of Angela Baker and her gender bending killing spree. How about an entire week, where "Sleepaway Camp" is screened every night as part of a double feature? You get to revisit Camp Arawak seven times in a row! What films could possibly be paired with such a unique title and still be complimentary? Don't worry, I got you covered. Here are my picks to watch with "Sleepaway Camp".
1. "Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers" (1988)
Whenever a film has a sequel, it's a no-brainer: pair the two films together. A classic combination.
2. "Return to Sleepaway Camp" (2008)
Although this is the fourth film in the franchise, it's the only one that reunites the original film's director, Robert Hiltzik and star, Felissia Rose. This film pretends that parts 2 & 3 never happened and acts like a direct sequel to the 1983 original.
3. "Friday the 13th" (1980)
There are many summer camp slasher films, but this is the one that started it all. If you're going to visit another summer camp, Camp Crystal Lake is the way to go!
4. "Night of the Demons" (1988)
The other horror film where the villain is named Angela. It's Angela night. Can you handle TWO Angelas? Watch them both and decide for yourself, who's the boss?
5. "Little Darlings" (1980)
A summer camp film, but not a summer camp horror film. Summer camp films are typically synonymous with teen sex. Usually this can be fun. "Sleepaway Camp" features a young cast. Some, too young, yet sex still finds it's way into the film. It feels a little too "dirty old man" to think of girls that young in a sexual way. This is the other movie where the girls are way too young to be thought of in that way and yet, THAT'S the plot.
6. "The Crying Game" (1992)
You had to have seen this film suggestion coming from a mile away, right? Brave a night of "Oh my God! That's a wiener!"
7. "Meatballs" (1979)
This is, in my opinion, the greatest summer camp film in history. End your week strong. Camp North Star is the way to go. If Angela wants to destroy your summer, Tripper wants to save it!
If you can survive this week long event, you can survive anything! Your reward can be starting the following week with a screening of "Ernest Goes to Camp" (1987).
(Artwork by Isaac Keith Martinez)