‘Sleepaway Camp’ franchise getting a reboot

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The cult classic ’80s slasher film franchise Sleepaway Camp is getting a reboot, according to an appropriately dated report in Deadline:

Now exFox/New Line exec Jeff Katz is trying to inject new blood into theSleepaway Camp franchise by reviving the summertime screamer for a new generation. 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.

The new series of films are expected to be set in modern day and echo the “legacy and the psychosexual elements that made the first pic such a memorable cult favorite.”

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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