Having not seen the previous movies I was unaware of the previous storyline. However in this genre it is usually not required as we all know what is going to happen. Sleepaway camp is just a normal summer camp that has its share of problems, including a bully named Alan, who will probably annoy you with his antics. The other campers take delight in harassing and picking on Alan and shortly afterward people start dying in brutal ways. The movie had a good feel of a summer camp and the murders happened without being too gory. The die hard horror fans will most likely be disappointed with this movie as it is not explicitly graphic and it is certainly not an original storyline, however the casual horror fan may enjoy this one.