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Episode 48 — Sleepaway Camp

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In my opinion, this was the most entertaining podcast episode/forum banter I've experienced yet. The movie was surprisingly AWESOME and addictive (I've watched it twice in a week, once before the episode and once after). I loved all of the over-anayzation of a movie such as this.

 

P.s. Aunt Martha was a dude...I swear..

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How do I email them?

 

I just tweeted at Paul to look at the forums. Not sure if he reads all his '@' replies.

 

Doing follow-up shows on the sequels would be awesome.

 

To answer an earlier question, "sleepaway camp" is a general term used for camps where the campers live for the duration, as opposed to "day camp".

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Thank you guys! I sent them an email.

I cannot wait for this to happen.

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It will happen...Things are slightly crazy with Scheduling w/ League and Burning Love Season 2 but we'll get Ricky on...Eventually.

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This movie was beyond fucking bananas.

 

Trying to connect this family's genealogy is as useless as boobs on a bull.

 

As soon as I heard the line "Where I come from, we call them baldies.", I knew I was in for some shit.

 

And just where the hell DOES that guy come from??? I love how he punches the box of tomatoes, too.

 

This was supposed to be a horror movie of sorts, but the big reveal of the end wasn't scary at all, and there was NO resolution. It was just a child tranny. The director does realize that chicks with dicks is a sub genre of porn and not horror, right?

 

I think the real problem with this movie is it makes you too sympathetic with the murderer (and its plain as day WHO the murderer is from the start, even if you dont know WHAT the murderer is). The only people who are killed, aside from the kid at the very end, are all highly irrational, volatile assholes. You WANT them to die, you're never anxiety ridden because you fear they might.

 

And how the hell do you get away from this without talking about the old man pummeling ricky to a pulp with his fists???? This guy was paranoid beyond belief about word getting out about the rape-chef getting scalded with hot water.... how was he going to explain pummeling a child in the dark of the forest???

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Also, the final line in this movie.. "My god... how can it be?? My god... she's a boy...."

 

wait, you're not at all shaken or concerned even about the fucking kid head that rolled out of her lap and onto the ground??? The dick takes priority over the bloody knife and severed head??

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This movie was beyond fucking bananas.

 

As soon as I heard the line "Where I come from, we call them baldies.", I knew I was in for some shit.

 

Okay yes because I was so shocked and baffled by that WTF 'baldies' line that I convinced myself I must have misheard it.. because there was NO WAY he just said that. No way was that in the movie.

Yes it was.

 

Now, I submit to the HDTGM courts exhibit A: Alleged scans of the 'shooting draft screenplay' opening scene.

 

"A medium-sized lake in Upstate New York, Perimeter about 2 1/2 - 3 miles..."

http://www.sleepawaycampfilms.com/scriptsc1.htm

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Trying to connect this family's genealogy is as useless as boobs on a bull.

 

 

I don't know there are some sexy big titted bulls out there.

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It will happen...Things are slightly crazy with Scheduling w/ League and Burning Love Season 2 but we'll get Ricky on...Eventually.

YES.

We can be patient. Because it will be worth it.

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It will happen...Things are slightly crazy with Scheduling w/ League and Burning Love Season 2 but we'll get Ricky on...Eventually.

 

That is just all kinds of awesome.

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It will happen...Things are slightly crazy with Scheduling w/ League and Burning Love Season 2 but we'll get Ricky on...Eventually.

 

Can we also get Pamela Springsteen in to talk about her two Sleepaway Camp films?

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Picking apart the relationships of the characters in this movie was probably the most fun. I gasped so hard when I caught on that the mom/aunt/Dr. might be the dad's lover that I choked on my own spit. I'm still not convinced this is actually isn't the plotline. "I feel like" this actually was the main point of the film and then the studio was like "no, cut most of that out and just add more kiddie sex and murder."

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All this crazy speculation and ideas about things that are probably more interesting and make more sense than what actually appeared in the film or what the filmmakers intended? This is like the slasher version of "Prometheus" or something, but with way more half-shirts.

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Totally late for posting on this one but....DAMN...

 

I enjoyed this movie far more than I thought I would. Crazy freaky at the end. It horrified my girlfriend while I just sat there jaw dropped and smiling because I could not believe what I was watching.

 

The movie wasn't really that bad either. It was insane, yes, but not horrible. The pointless scenes like the baseball trash talking I think DID have a point. I think what the director wanted to do was to give a motive to mostly the whole camp for 'who is the murderer'. I mean..... It's pretty obvious who was killing everyone, but the REAL twist was......something else......

 

So I understand these random pointless scenes, but it was just predictable.

 

Fuck.

 

this movie rules.

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I dunno if anyone has said this but...

 

My theory is that Ricky's father is the brother of Peter and Angela's father, who then left/divorced the Aunt doctor Martha after his niece's and brother's accidental death, then the Aunt doctor Martha got the custody and took Peter in. Then becuse she already had Ricky (a son) Peter was transformed into the NEW Angela

 

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I think the blackroom flashback scene where Peter points at Angela's chest is the memory of a posible incest and the fear that the NEW Angela has that she is going to get both discovered as a boy and raped by Paul ( In a similar way she did to her sister when he was still Peter )

 

 

 

What do you think?

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This was a great episode. I started to listen before I saw the movie, but stopped so I could enjoy the insanity with them. I'm glad I waited to listen to the rest. I totally called that ending. What a crazy fucking movie. After, I went and watched Return to Sleepaway Camp. Do that one next. Get Ricky on and discuss the sequel. That movie is bananas as well. That fucking kid, Alan.

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This is the first post I've made after loving HDTGM since discovering it only a month ago and it's also the first movie I had not heard of that you guys covered and I wanted to share.

 

I'm sure people have already done this, but after IMDBing the film I also learnt that star Fellisa Rose is back next year in a new would be hit movie entitled? Big Fat Ethel!!!!!

 

With the tag line "Kills for Meals"

 

I may save Sleepaway Camp for then and do a double bill as I have a feeling BFE will only get a limited cinema release.

 

Loving the show from Wales keep up the good work! - oh by the way how about Sex in the City 2 - only ever seen the trailer but I figured that was enough to pass reasonable judgement!

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Everyone has it wrong. Because one of the lines before the accident when they are in the water is this exchange

John (Dad): Cmon fellas Dr Thomas is on her way

real Angela: Aunt Martha's coming?

Peter: Is Ricky coming too?

John: No he is at his father's this weekend

 

So obviously Crazy Dr. Aunt Martha is the sister of John, since when he and real Angela die Peter must go live with his only living relative. The batshit crazy Aunt.

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with all the Long Island accents, I kept thinking of Snookie and the Jersey Shore.

Turns out The older brother of MIke "The Situation" Sorrentino was one of the campers ('Paul').

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Everyone has it wrong. Because one of the lines before the accident when they are in the water is this exchange

John (Dad): Cmon fellas Dr Thomas is on her way

real Angela: Aunt Martha's coming?

Peter: Is Ricky coming too?

John: No he is at his father's this weekend

 

So obviously Crazy Dr. Aunt Martha is the sister of John, since when he and real Angela die Peter must go live with his only living relative. The batshit crazy Aunt.

 

My head just imploded!

Please for the love of bad movies, please get Jonathan Tierstan in and I defy him to explain this!

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Apparently the Jackass-centric band CKY got its name from this movie.

 

 

not to mention CKY's lead singer and Felissa Rose (Angela) married after meeting on the set of Return to Sleepaway Camp

 

HD transfer of Sleepaway Camp may be coming soon to youtube :D

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