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Sleepaway Camp Survival Kit (Movies 1-3) (1988)

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Cult Movies movie directed by Michael A. Simpson and Robert Hiltzik
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A Beautifully Disgusting Box Set-Sleepaway Camp Survival Kit

  • May 20, 2004
Rating:
+5
Well... Anchor Bay has done it again! This very cool box set of the cult classics - The Sleepaway Camp Trilogy has a cute "first aid" motif with bloody handprints on the slipcover. The red paint used on the slipcover for the blood actually FEELS STICKY, like real blood! Open the slipcover up and you have pictures of first aid items like band-aids, first aid cream, gauze, antiseptic wipes and the like with the DVD's right inside. Utter PACKAGING GENIUS!

Also included is a "Sleepaway Camp Diary" that gives the history of all three films and includes addresses for cool Sleepaway Camp fan websites.

All three of the features are presented in widescreen with audio commentaries, still galleries, theatrical trailers, outtakes, behind the scenes, deleted scenes and MUCH, MUCH GORE!!!

You won't believe the odd cast list in these fun movies! The first installment has a group of total unknowns with Felissa Rose as the shy, teenaged Angela. In the second and third installments Pam Springsteen (Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen's little sis) takes over the challenging, over the top role of Angela. Also in the cast are Tracy Griffith (Melanie Griffith's sister)who plays "Marcia", Renee Estevez (sister of Emilio Estevez & Charlie Sheen)as "Molly" and even an Academy Award Nominee in Michael J. Pollard (Bonnie & Clyde, 1967)as a lusty "Herman"!!!

The names of the characters are references to the pop culture for the times, with names purposefully taken from "The Brady Bunch", "The Munsters" and "West Side Story".

The real star in these three pics, however, is the special effects! Great stuff, even compared to present day F/X. The soundtrack to Sleepaway Camp II, "Unhappy Campers" has the likes of Anvil, Obsession, and even the Dead Milkmen!

Sleepaway Camp III, "Teenage Wasteland" is a very bold and different teen slasher movie as most of the "slashing, hacking, stabbing and the like" is done in the middle of the afternoon with the bright sunshine of Camp Sleepaway making the blood run "redder than ever"!

If you enjoy The Friday The 13th series, "Slumber Party Massacre" films, "Halloween" movies, or other slasher movies in this genre, you will ABSOLUTELY LOVE Sleepaway Camp as it is really in a genre of it's OWN (don't wanna give away Angela's REALLY BIG SECRET, you know)!

Happy Watching and KEEP ON CAMPIN'!!!

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