Friday, March 1

Sleepaway Camp (1983) - 1987 Apollon Music Industrial Japan VHS

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There isn't much to say about Robert Hiltzik's Sleepaway Camp other than it's one of most perverse slasher underdogs of the '80s. It's tough to beat this one's uneasy mix of tangible horror aimed at children and realistic portrayal of summer camp with a killer so entrenched in these themes that, once revealed, is more terrifying and shocking than the decade's more fanciful hack n' slash stalwarts. You do not wanna fuck with Angela.

Unlike Anchor Bay's DVDs (but like the old Media VHS), this Japanese VHS is fully uncut, lacking the odd trims and dialogue omissions of the recent releases. The unforgettable climax is optically fogged due to the country's censorship at that time, but it's skillfully done and hard to notice. This release is also very scarce to find in this unfaded condition.      

 

1 comment:

DrunkethWizerd said...

Really digging the new EYE logo in your tab. Too bad about the optical fogging... especially when there's no better edition available?

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