October 22, 2014

31 Days of Creepy Scenes, #10: Angela's Secret

They've given us nightmares, given us chills, made us cringe, made us  laugh, made us gag, and made us stare at the screen in awe: these are  the scenes that pop into our minds when we think of great Horror Films, and we love them all.

*We recommend that if you've never seen these scenes before, that you experience them for the first time unspoiled in the movies that they come from, if you can. With that in mind, we'll try to be as spoiler-free as possible while discussing them; try, being the key word here.

Sleepaway Camp is one of MANY 80's slasher flicks that we love even more now than we did when it first came out. Why? Because it, like many other lower-budget 80's offerings, has a kitschy appeal to it that didn't really resonate in the same way back then; back then, it just resonated as "that movie sucked, but it had some cool kills!"  It also had a killer ending.

Sleepaway Camp is the story of Angela, who is going to summer camp for the very first time! Of course there's a killer on the loose in the camp, and everyone around her is being killed in creative and grotesque ways, but that's any summer camp, isn't it?

The thing about Angela though is that she's a little bit shy, and the fact that she had a really rough childhood is most likely to blame; she lost her brother in a tragic boating accident, and then she was shipped off to be raised by her odd/creepy Aunt... So really, the chances of her turning out normal were pretty slim from the get-go.

*We'd love to show you a video clip of this infamous scene, but not only would it ruin the ending (because it is the ending), but it also involves nudity, and we're not pornographers!

Sleepaway Camp is a fun, bloody little slasher that was rocketed to classic status due to its ending, which is the scene we're highlighting here. Now, we won't spoil the ending in detail, but what we will do is tell you that it's one of the craziest, creepiest endings to a Horror movie that we've ever seen. You can probably gather from the pictures that the ending somehow involves Angela, but it's the way that it involves her that is so shocking; the face she makes, and that growl... The scene plays in an almost silly way, but there's just something about it that is downright chilling.

If you've never seen Sleepaway Camp, we recommend that you seek it out and give it a spin, if only to see its wild ending. The Scream Factory Blu-ray is gorgeous.


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