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.