Archery, boating and killing. These are some of the merit badges you can get at this camp. Sleepaway camp (the original) is pretty good, but not nearly as good as numbers 2 & 3. It didn’t have as much horrible bullying as Return to Sleepaway camp, but it did have the bully motif. I really like the actor who played Angela. She had a perfect blank stare that would make you laugh and be uncomfortable at the same time. I liked the special effects. The effects in 80’s horror films are some of my favorites. I also love the camping atmosphere. It isn’t as good as Friday the 13th, but I still liked it. I just wish it was a little more lighthearted like the next two sequels. I don’t mind a scare, but a campy camp film is better than s’mores.
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Sleepaway Camp (1983)