A Potential ‘Sleepaway Camp’ Remake Is Waiting To Reveal Itself!!

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Now this is interesting! A remake – and new franchise – of Sleepaway Camp might be around the corner! It’s also encouraging that Jeff Katz (the former New Line exec who helped bring Freddy Vs. Jason into focus) is involved, that guy seems to be passionate about horror and doing things the right way.

Per Deadline he’s “optioned remake rights from the original movie’s trio of makers and rights holders: Writer/director-turned-lawyer Robert Hiltzik, producer Michele Tatosian, and actress Felissa Rose, who starred in the 1983 pic as Angela, the bullied teen protagonist whose summer turns into a bloodbath when a killer begins offing campers.

Hiltzik, Tatosian and Rose will produce alongside Katz, who apparently “aims to reboot the Sleepaway Camp mythos in a modern setting with a new film series that echoes its legacy and the psychosexual elements that made the first pic such a memorable cult favorite.

That last sentence is the most encouraging of all! Let’s hope they can find a studio (or independent financier) that will let them keep it that way! More as this develops.

 
  • RickGrimesRightHand

    This is awesome news! Loved the original and that ending was definitely unique and genuinely shocking. A greatly underrated film in my opinion. The sequels were pretty decent if you’re into ‘campy’ movies (pun intended).

  • DarrelDreadful

    I would just honestly love to see a slasher movie taking place at summer camp, on the big screen. Im kinda young so never got the chance to lol But Sleepaway Camp is an all-time favorite of mine (just watched it with friends for Halloween) so this is spectacular news!

    • Nightflyre9

      Agreed. I LOVE summer-camp slasher movies! It’ll be interesting to see how they tackle those “psychosexual” elements in a fresh way, considering that the jaw-dropping ending of the original movie is legendary in the genre. I don’t imagine they could create something similar in the remake without audiences seeing it coming a mile away.

  • Noxious-Offender

    Great news. I hope they actually go through with this one. I just wonder how they’ll do the big reveal at the end. This being a PC crazed world I think a lot of people would freak the hell out about that ending. I just hope they don’t change it to satisfy the PC psychos.

  • Tomie Kawakami

    Sorry but “reboot” does not mean “new franchise”. It’s actually exactly the opposite. A reboot is an entry in the franchise that ignores previous installments. So what they’re talking about in that Deadline article is that they’re thinking about rebooting the Sleepaway Camp franchise, not making a new one. Misleading.