Oh 'Sleepaway Camp', you crazy maelstrom of madness, how I love you? Let me count the ways: I love how bitchy and mean the kids are. I love how everybody swears all the time. I adore the creepy kid-bothering cook. And what about that ending? Oh God that ending!
While I always loved slasher movies, in particular the ones from the golden period of 1980 to '84, it was 'Sleepaway Camp' that started the obsession. It's the movie that made me become a fanatic. That convinced me to track down and watch every last one of them God forsaken slice and dice offering from the '80s. It's only now after viewing nearly 200 slasher titles from that period that I know I will never find a movie like it again. Even the big name titles like 'Madman', 'The Burning' and 'The Prowler' can't match the fun insanity of this movie. They're amazing in their own way, but still they just can't touch the magic of 'Sleepaway Camp'.