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Do You Remember…? Summer Camp Nightmare (1987)

Summer Camp Nightmare posterby Joel G. Robertson

Take a stroll down the Armchair Theatre video store’s center aisle. You know the one. It’s where you went when mom or dad or whoever lugged you to the strip mall on a Saturday afternoon turned their back. These are the titles you wanted to see, but never did. Or maybe you did and forgot all about them.

Regardless, that center aisle is now memory lane, so travel back with us as we pluck a title from the shelf and ask, do you remember…?

Title: Summer Camp Nightmare


At a boys’ summer camp called Camp North Pines, the campers overthrow the camp’s director, Mr. Warren (Connors). Led by the charismatic, but sociopathic Franklin (Stratton), the boys lock the counselors up and takeover the camp. Soon, they set their sites on a nearby all-girls camp. But as the teenage revolution spins out of control, it’s left up to a brave few to stop Franklin before it’s too late.


Film Stats:

Release Date: April 17, 1987

Director: Bert L. Dragin

Screenplay: Bert L. Dragin, Penelope Spheeris, and William Butler

Starring: Chuck Connors, Charlie Stratton, and Harold P. Pruett

Genre: Action/Suspense

Running Time: 89 minutes

MPAA Rating: R

Where you can find it: Currently available on VHS from Amazon and eBay!

Summer Camp Nightmare Trailer