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PostSubject: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:53 am

http://www.deadline.com/2013/10/cult-80s-slasher-sleepaway-camp-reboot-remake/

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EXCLUSIVE: The 1983 slasher pic Sleepaway Camp earned a spot in horror history with its infamous shocker of a twist ending, which I won’t spoil here. But like many an ’80s horror franchise, its staying power petered out with a string of subsequent sequels. Now 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. Meanwhile, Shout Factory used the Halloween holiday to announce that it will release the original pic to Blu-ray for the first time in the spring.
Although Sleepaway Camp is celebrated by horror fans, its legacy suffered from rampant sequelitis. Hiltzik held on tight to remake rights for years after three more installations were churned out by other filmmakers, then came back to helm Return To Sleepaway Camp in 2003 as a direct sequel to his original film, ignoring the rogue sequels that came before. But he took 5 years to fine-tune VFX, and it wasn’t released until 2008 in a direct-to-video deal with Magnolia. A third Hiltzik-helmed Sleepaway Camp pic was announced but never materialized. With someone else taking a stab, the floundering franchise could get a much-needed refresh; a search for a writer will follow after the group takes the ready-made title out to studios. Katz is repped by UTA.
I don’t think a remake is necessary. All this series needs is just a really good sequel. All the sequels have their charm, but I do admit they aren’t all that spectacular. RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP has some nice ideas, but I think it could’ve benefited from a second writer. No offense to Robert Hiltzik.

I’ve never written any Fan Scripts for this series, despite a couple ideas, however my intentions of one sequel would’ve been of a copycat killer, with only a cameo by Angela Baker at the film’s conclusion. This of course would set up a second film dealing with Angela and Ricky’s relationship, since I feel RETURN TO SLEEPAWAY CAMP wasted Ricky. It would’ve been interesting had he known of Angela and confronted her, and maybe even killed her, but of course to most fans Angela made this series.

A SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake might garner some new interest in the series, but it doesn’t guarantee revival of the franchise.

If I wrote a remake, I wouldn’t want it to be too similar, and because of how famous the ending is, that would probably have to be changed. One idea I considered is that Angela really does survive, and it’s Peter who dies in the boat accident. However Angela would not be raised as a transsexual, but suffers a split personallity in which she tends to believe she is Peter, and that he is the murderer. Think PSYCHO or the original FRIDAY THE 13TH. One disturbing idea I thought of was that Angela as a killer would wear a suit made of actual human skin to appear as a male.
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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:21 am

also relevant:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2186723/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:56 am

jaltesorensen wrote:
also relevant:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2186723/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
W..what? Shocked 

Is that a troll?

What's next, a Porno Holocaust remake next month?
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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:28 pm

perkele wrote:
jaltesorensen wrote:
also relevant:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2186723/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
W..what? Shocked 

Is that a troll?

What's next, a Porno Holocaust remake next month?
Shhhhh! Do *not* give Hollywood any ideas!
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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:14 pm

jaltesorensen wrote:
also relevant:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2186723/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:54 am

That Ethel remake's been in production for a long time; I'm 100% certain Brad mentioned it in one of his Nick Philips reviews.

Honestly, though...could it possibly be any worse than the original? I'd rather have the 'Criminally Insane' and 'Death Nurse' movies remade more than I would any good horror movies.
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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:52 am

Would be funny if that movie was 75% made up of stock footage from the original Criminally Insane.
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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:08 am

Never did see those Ethel movies. I think a SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake has more promise, depending on what they do with it. Even if I only want them to remake it so Brad can review it. Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:31 pm

my only question is WHY? the only sequel i like cause it's a bad one but it's good cheesy fun is the 2nd one. the rest are shit. Return to.. yes had some nice ideas. but the acting my god is it fucking terrible. and it's lead you just wish would get killed. Brad did that film justice when he snobbed it.
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PostSubject: Re: heads up, Brad, SLEEPAWAY CAMP remake may be on its way   Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:34 am

wildhoney66 wrote:
my only question is WHY? the only sequel i like cause it's a bad one but it's good cheesy fun is the 2nd one. the rest are shit. Return to.. yes had some nice ideas. but the acting my god is it fucking terrible. and it's lead you just wish would get killed. Brad did that film justice when he snobbed it.

That's probably why they think they can salvage it with a remake.
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