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The Tree of Life, Sleepaway Camp and a Note on Spoilers

It’s always a pleasure to read a new take on Sleepaway Camp. I especially like this piece in which the writer describes “the scare” of Sleepaway Camp, where it comes from. I would have to agree. Sometimes someone else can put into words what you have been trying to say for years but just never could.

The tone, the mood, the ‘scare’ of the film is in Angela’s facial expression: the fact she is biologically male is not scary, merely shocking. The fact that a human animal can lose control of moral reasoning, can lose control of language to the extent of pre-lingual grunting, can even lose control of their own facial muscles, is beyond shocking – not to overstate the case but this writer can find very few comparisons to the power of that image 5 . It can be argued then that the image ruins the movie but not the plot.

SOURCE: The Tree of Life, Sleepaway Camp and a Note on Spoilers
SOURCE: The Tree of Life, Sleepaway Camp and a Note on Spoilers
SOURCE: The Tree of Life, Sleepaway Camp and a Note on Spoilers
SOURCE: The Tree of Life, Sleepaway Camp and a Note on Spoilers
SOURCE: The Tree of Life, Sleepaway Camp and a Note on Spoilers

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