It took way too long for me to sit down and watch Sleepaway Camp, but I’m glad I finally did because it’s easily one of the best slashers out there and I loved it a whole awful lot.
Since the notorious twist ending was spoiled for me ages ago, I feared I wouldn’t be able to appreciate my first viewing to the fullest. As it turns out, the finale was merely the cherry atop this scrumptious, scuzzy sundae of a film.
To keep it brief, I liked just about everything on display here! Campiness and cruelty don’t typically go hand-in-hand, but they made it work here. The entire main cast was also pretty great — Karen Fields played such a perfectly loathsome C-word, and Felissa Rose??? I mean, c’mon, if you say you don’t adore that woman, you’re just lying to yourself.