Boom! Thanks to our friends at Scream Factory for giving us the heads up on the fact that the cult classic Sleepaway Camp is headed to Blu-Ray on May 27 and it is already available for pre-order! Also they’ve let us know that those that collectors and fans that do pre-order the film from the site will get the exclusive 18”x24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork you see on the cover of the Blu-Ray, these of course are only available while supplies last.
Now in Junior High School, Sleepaway Camp, was the slasher film that everyone was talking about…but thankfully even in their excitement they didn’t spoil the movie for anyone, that is something I took to heart and refuse to do in my own film reviews. I can still remember the sunny Saturday afternoon that I finally got to watch this on VHS and the cold chill that ran up and down my spine at what I saw before my eyes.
Heck, just watch this original trailer from 1983 and see how creepy it is.
As usual Scream Factory delivers the goods with Special Features:
New 2K scan of the original camera negative
New Commentary with actors Felissa Rose (“Angela”) and Jonathan Tiersten (“Ricky”)
New Commentary with writer/director Robert Hiltzik, moderated by SleepawayCampMovie.Com webmaster Jeff Hayes
Original Audio Commentary with writer/director Robert Hiltzik and star Felissa Rose
At the Waterfront After the Social: The Legacy of Sleepaway Camp – new interviews with Robert Hiltzik, Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Paul DeAngelo (“Ronnie”), Karen Fields (“Judy”), Desiree Gould (“Aunt Martha”), Frank Saladino (“Gene”) and make-up FX artist Ed French.
Judy – a short film by Jeff Hayes starring Karen Fields
Princess – A Music Video by Jonathan Tiersten
Camp Arawak Scrapbook – still gallery
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
When I get my hands on a copy I’ll be sure to post a review but if you’ve not had the pleasure of seeing the film yourself, hold off until Scream Factory’s Blu-Ray and go in fresh with the best available presentation.