Scream Factory is known for their wonderful acts of giving life to movie titles that deserve a fresh release with great quality. Fresh off of the heels of Halloween, they have announced that they are set to be releasing a fully uncut version of the original SLEEPAWAY CAMP onto Blu-ray next year, (See below). Also, there is huge news pertaining to a SLEEPAWAY CAMP reboot which is in fact being cooked up.
To began with, have a look at Scream Factory’s announcement pertaining to the Blu-ray release:
“Happy Halloween everyone! We are super excited to announce to you on this special day that we will be releasing the original uncut SLEEPAWAY CAMP film on Blu-ray for the first time next Spring! This will most definitely be a Collector’s Edition (new art is being worked on it as we type) and is planned to come loaded with great extras that will be announced at a later date. We love this film and will certainly aim to please fans of Angela, Aunt Martha, cussing cousin Ricky, Judy, Meg and the rest of Camp Arawak’s memorable counselors and campers.”
On news of the reboot, have a look at what Deadline reported:
“…ex-Fox/New Line exec Jeff Katz is trying to inject new blood into the Sleepaway 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. Producing alongside Hiltzik, Tatosian, and Rose, Katz 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.”
Here is the synopsis and trailer for 1983's SLEEPAWAY CAMP
“Welcome to Camp Arawak, where teenage boys and girls learn to experience the joys of nature, as well as each other. But when these happy campers begin to die in a series of horrible ‘accidents,’ they discover that someone – or something – has turned their summer of fun into a vacation to dismember. Has a dark secret returned from the camp’s past… or will an unspeakable horror end the season forever?”