1stVideo | 01/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set includes two Sleepaway Camp classics.
SLEEPAWAY CAMP 1 - Welcome to Camp Arawak where teenage boys and girls learn to experience the joys of nature as well as each other. But when these happy campers begin to die in a series of horrible accidents they discover that someone or something has turned this summer of fun into a vacation to dismember.
Has a dark secret returned from the camp's past... or will an unspeakable horror end the season forever?
From its grisly special effects to the truly shocking climax, SLEEPAWAY CAMP is no ordinary 'body count' movie. See for yourself why this killer thriller spawned two sequels and became one of the most surprising horror hits of the '80s!
What superficially appears to be an ordinary '80s horror flick is actually, upon deeper inspection, something much more bizarre. Hints of incest, transsexuality, and homoeroticism lie beneath the surface in this story of a summer camp where employees and campers start dropping like flies. History has lumped this into the HALLOWEEN/FRIDAY THE 13TH rip-off category, which is an oversight.
SLEEPAWAY CAMP 2 - Five years after the horrific slaughter at Camp Arawak, transgendered lunatic Angela Baker (a take-no-prisoners performance by Pamela Springsteen, whose singing and guitar playing would terrify even her brother Bruce) has become a counselor at Camp Rolling Hills. But Angela is about to teach 'bad campers' a brutal lesson in survival when these horny teens are sliced, stabbed, drilled, barbecued, chain sawed and worse. Renée Estevez (sister of Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen) co-stars in this outrageously vicious sequel to the original cult hit, filled with gratuitous nudity, rampant mullets, exclusive extras and gore galore. Welcome to SLEEPAWAY CAMP II: UNHAPPY CAMPERS!