Pitch A Tent For 'Friday The 13th Summer Camp Sleepover'

When fans think of the Friday The 13th films, they have to think of Summer camps as the original Friday The 13th film not only took place on a Friday The 13th, but it was set a Summer Camp. Everyone following along so far? Since that special unlucky date is fast approaching next month, there are a lot of screenings being announced for various Friday The 13th films and one new event is using the unluckiest day of the year to hold a Summer Camp event for the ages.

The Awesome Fest has set forth to create the the most authentic fun-filled camping and horror film festival hybrid ever created. Friday The 13th 1980 will kick off the six film camp themed horror film festival with all of the Summer camp trimmings. 

From the Press Release
Philadelphia, PA – On Friday, September 13th, The Awesome Fest will take over Adventureland Day Camp in Bensalem for the 1st ever Summer Camp Sleepover, an overnight horror film festival outdoors in the woods! From Dusk ‘til dawn, The Awesome Fest will screen 6 movies while offering the usual summer camp activities as well as fishing, rock-climbing, campfires, food trucks, horror themed vendors, marshmallow roasts, scary stories, as well as many surprises! “Campers” are even encouraged to BYOB and BYOT (bring your own tent)!

“I firmly believe this is one of the most exciting events we’ve ever created” said Founder/Artistic Director Josh Goldbloom. “I spent the majority of my youth watching every horror film I could get my hands on well into the early morning. Now I get to do this in the woods at a summer camp, with hundreds of people that share my enthusiasm for the genre. I’m beyond excited!”

“When Josh said ‘How about an overnight at a summer camp...,’ that was all we needed”, states Scott Weinberg, programmer for the festival. “It went from an all Friday the 13th festival to an all-retro-fest to a retro-fest combined with three or four new horror films that we really like. If you're planning an all-night six-movie horror film mini-festival, you should try to get something old and something new. And a cool location. And great people. At night. Outside.”

Tickets for the event are $23 and go on sale Thursday, August 15th at noon. They can be purchased via Ticketfly - http://www.ticketfly.com/event/350599


- Friday The 13th (1980)

- Sleepaway Camp (1983)

- Jug Face (2013) 

- The Battery (2013)

- All The Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

- The Burning (1981)

Established in 2010, The Awesome Fest has show-cased well over 150 Philadelphia Film Premieres in some of the city’s most unique venues and non-traditional outdoor spaces. The citywide free summer series is recognized for its themed events and innovative approach to programming. It has quickly become one of Philadelphia’s most popular outdoor attractions.