Feeling pretty good on my birthday, I turned 36 today. I figured I should take myself down a few notches by exposing some guilty pleasure films. I’ll go first.
Everyone knows the type of films I mean – these are that films that right after you have said you like them – you can see everyone else in the conversation looking at you with a grimace conveying concern for your mental sanity.
Top of my guilty pleasure list is Sleepaway Camp. This film came out in 1983 and actually spawned 2 sequels. Even more interesting, Return to Sleepaway Camp just finished shooting. The film was made on a shoestring budget and has all the standard low budget compromises. But the film has heart – as much heart as a children’s camp slasher flick can have anyway. The filmmakers pushed the boundaries, stretching to the limits with the money and equipment available to them. They used an inventive plot line with an ending that will sear itself into your memory. No one who has seen this film can ever forget the ending! You might forget what film it was in, but you remember the ending. Fun little flick when the mood hits you. There is even a fan website devoted to the film. Pack your
body bags you’re off to Sleepaway Camp.
Now its your turn – let’s hear your guilty pleasure films. Post them here as a comment. I’m hoping we’ll find some “reel” diamonds in the rough.