Pop Culture References
Camp lives on and continues to appear in homages throughout media (film,
tv, music). Scope out the many instances below to see how far the reach
funny as hell spoof of camp slashers includes Sleepaway Camp as a target,
and contains many homages and references to the series, from a "parents
paid the taxes for..." explanation to a character called Angel, another
character that looks just like Angela, a lesbian trucker popping up in
the end and a mud-drowning death that reminds one of Ally's fate. This
short is currently unreleased but check out a review
here and their MySpace.
this flick also known as Dead Scared, director Rolfe Kanefsky worked in
one or more "slight references" to “Sleepaway Camp 2.
Haven't had a chance to check this out yet so if anyone knows the answer,
let me know.
This Way (2002)
director's favorite Sleepaway Camp line was "Hey Angela, why you so fucked
up?" so in his so-far unreleased indie drama he had the actress as narrator
address the main character with the line "Hey Levi, why are you so fucked
up?" Currently in release limbo.
Rose who played Angela in the original Sleepaway Camp has a small role,
made even smaller by the fact that a scene that had her repirsing her
famous Angela Scream, was cut from the film - but here's the shot!
this Troma splatter flick which works very much like an Angela Goes to
Hollywood film, the killer is revealed to be a tragically lurid Hermaphrodite
Unich... the climax even ups the ante by showing (ahem) close-ups of the
she-male's double secrets.
modern camp slasher features a scene in which characters view a movie
called Sleepover Camp Massacre 14 which shows a woman stalked by an unseen
killer who then cracks her windshield with an ax.
cover art of this camp slasher spoof clearly lampoons the Sleepaway Camp
3: Teenage Wasteland cover, but with a sausage instead of a knife!
writer/director Tommy Faircloth aimed to make his movie in the vein of
the old summer camp slashers, and a similarity to the Sleepaway Camps
was even emplyed in advertising! In one scene, a bitchy character is drowned
in a toilet bowl ala Ally, and shitfaced. Faircloth would go on
to mention Sleepaway Camp in adverts for his next film, Generation Axe.
movie is watched in which a slasher creeps up on two girls in a cabin,
one of them using a curling iron. She puts it down. The slasher picks
up the dreaded hot tongs...
this fun mystery/thriller shot in 1983, a scene at the end of the film
has the camera panning past a New York movie theater, and what should
appear but a Sleepaway Camp poster!
doll-animation comedy show from Seth Green and company on Adult Swim
had a segment on shock endings, and
a funny yet knowledgable spoof of the ending of Sleepaway Camp popped
up, and also poked fun at its obscurity. Visit the AV
Room to watch the video for yourself!
Beverly Hills 90210
Camp is mentioned in an episode not once but twice, the second time
compared to Slumber Party Massacre. The writer must have been a slasher
the cover for Nightmare Vacation 2 (Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers)
once appeared in the british soap opera.
which stands for Camp Kill Yourself, famously used the Screaming Angela
face on their 2000 early album Disengage The Simulator which had 2,000
copies produced. Since their band name is so clearly inspired by Sleepaway
Camp as well, it was no surprise that they eventually made cameos in Return
To Sleepaway Camp, and in a twist worthy of a Hiltzik ending, member Deron
Miller married Felissa Rose and had a baby.
Camp was an inspired rock band (check that art out!) until they decided
to break ties in favor of the mainstream name The Narrative. OK.
West Coast band have a song called Angel of Death (Angela's Theme) on
their 2003 EP Shaped Like A Coffin. It starts with sound bytes from Sleepaway
Camp 3: Teenage Wasteland then moves into instrumental.