Halloween season means horror fans watch all their favorite scary movies. While movies like Friday the 13th are the king of the camp slasher subgenre, sleeping camp has developed a fanatical cult following over the past four decades. The 1983 slasher celebrates its 40th anniversary next year and now Cavity Colors have introduced their new collection based on the film.
The collection includes five designs that come in a variety of t-shirt, sweatshirt and sweatpants styles. The first design is an artful interpretation of the bloody events of sleeping camp. Felissa Rose‘s Angela is in the midst of the carnage, with the shirt highlighting some of the memorable killings from the film, such as Mel’s death by arrow and Meg’s brutal stabs in the shower. The tagline for this design is eerily “A nice place for a summer vacation. A perfect place to die!” This particular design is available as both a t-shirt and sweatshirt. The sweatshirt has the classic drop of blood sleeping camp Logo on the front and the image on the back.
The next design advertises Camp Arawak, the ill-fated campsite in the film. It has a classic campsite look with its white and red color scheme that nicely accompanies an image of Lake Arawak. However, if you’ve seen the film, you’ll know that this image has an eerie double meaning, masquerading as an innocent summer’s day. There are a couple of teenagers enjoying the day on a boat and waterskiing, echoing the film’s tragic beginning. This shirt is also available in a beautiful blue tie-dye version.
The next two designs show the twisted ending of the film. While these two shirts only see Angela with her mouth wide open to the untrained eye, sleeping camp has one of the best twist endings of all time. While certain plot points tied to the ending haven’t aged all that well, the mystery surrounding Angela is what makes this camp slasher so iconic. That’s the reason to watch the movie and these two designs capture that iconic ending perfectly. The final piece in this collection is jogging bottoms, which also feature Angela from the final shot of the film along with the other main characters from the twisted story. While Ricky, Judy, Meg and Mel are surrounded by a trail of blood down a pant leg sleeping camp Logo is on the other leg.
While sleeping camp has many similarities with the first Friday the 13th With his mysterious POV killer, this particular slasher is his own unique bloody beast. This movie is the perfect mix of horror, cheesy comedy and spooky atmosphere with endlessly silly but lovable characters. It’s the definitive camp slasher on the twist ending alone and a must-watch for any fan of the genre. sleeping camp star Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet, Mike Kellin, Katherine Kamhi, and more. Directed by Robert Hilzikwho also wrote the screenplay.
Cavity Colors has done a great job with all of their horror collections over the years and it’s great to see this company giving something sleeping camp the love it deserves. The best part is that this is only part 1 of their collection. More designs are coming in 2023 to celebrate the film’s 40th anniversary. Part 1 of the series is available for pre-order on Tuesday, October 11th at 5pm ET. Until then, you can check out the new collection below and visit Cavity Color’s website to see their past great horror work. You can also treat yourself this Halloween by streaming the Merry Darkness sleeping camp on Peacock, check out the trailer below:
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