Things We Love: Sleepaway Camp

Yeah, it’s not really appropriate for Valentine’s Day, but we really do love the 1983 slasher flick, Sleepaway Camp. It’s a pretty self-explanatory Friday The 13th rip-off: a group of kids get maimed and murdered at, you guessed it, sleepaway camp. It differs, however, in the trannie twist at the end. Chilling, indeed.

Though not as successful at the Jason Vorhees franchise, SC did spawn two camptastic sequels starring Bruce Springsteen‘s sister, Pamela. The producers also made a straight to video follow-up and there’s allegedly another in the works: thrilling news that makes our hearts beat a little faster.

For another movie that we love, check out our review of the Lauren Bacall stinker, The Fan, over at Queer Beacon.