Again with the reboots! We’ve already talked about The Addams Family, but there’s another horror classic whose resuscitation is getting some buzz; the very weird, VERY CREEPY (not always in a fun way) Sleepaway Camp. New Line’s Jeff Katz has acquired the rights to the property from the makers of the original film.

He intends to set the TOTAL INSANITY of Sleepaway Camp in a modern context while still retaining the circus of psychological trauma found in the original. Many consider the film to be a horror classic. For me, it’s more like The Room. It’s one of the most bizarre films I’ve ever seen, and that makes me love it so much. I definitely wouldn’t give it the props I know it gets in many horror circles, though.

For those of you who haven’t seen it, you should. Regardless. I’ll give you a quick rundown of what to expect. Angela is a young girl who attends summer camp for her first time. While there the camp spirals into chaos as a serial killer starts offing campers and staff in very roundabout ways (or by stabbing).

The dialogue in this movie is crazy, as are most of the characters, and the whole plot (especially the end OH MY GOD THE END THOUGH). It’s awesome. If somehow this remake appears without a hefty does of the gritty realism machine, I’ll be surprised and unbelievably excited.

Source: Deadline

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  1. N. Retah November 2, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I wonder how this will work. My idea of Sleepaway Camp does not fit a modern setting….but that’s just me. And yea…the end…ya….that’s the main thing I remember.

  2. Mike Luxemburg - Site Author November 6, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    totally crazy idea I think. If it’s possible more power to them, but the fake mustaches that were outdated when they shot as well as the uncomfortably short shorts (wiener outlines for all) really defined that movie. I just don’t think they’ll be able to get away with that sort of ending this time, plus how are they gonna do away with cell phones when so much of that movie involved people just disappearing for a while. I’m rooting for it though.