With today being Friday the 13th, many horror hounds have Camp Crystal Lake killer Jason Voorhees on the mind, but the thought of summer camp slashers might also lead a good portion of fright film fans to think about Angela Baker from the Sleepaway Camp movies.

Following their release of the Sleepaway Camp Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD last May, this summer Scream Factory will release Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVDs of both Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers and Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland. To celebrate the big 13 on the calendar today, the diligent distributor has unveiled the cover art for both upcoming Sleepaway Camp home media releases.

The Sleepaway Camp II and III Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVDs will be released on June 9th. The new cover art was crafted by Nathan Thomas Milliner, who designed the creepy look of last year's Sleepaway Camp Blu-ray/DVD. Those nostalgic for the original retro cover art need not fear, for Scream Factory is including those original VHS covers as the reverse art. Bonus features and technical specs have not yet been revealed.

From Scream Factory: "It may be Friday the 13th in the winter, but we're already in Summer mood…Summer camp mood that is! We’re pleased to premiere the newly-commissioned artwork for both Collector’s Editions of SLEEPAWAY CAMP II & III—both which will release on 6/9.

Since artist Nathan Thomas Milliner created the well-received art for our original Sleepaway Camp release last year, we naturally went to him to design its sequels so that the “trilogy” would have a similar creative aesthetic to them. As fans know, Parts 2 & 3 are really over-the-top with lots of humor (intentional and unintentional) and we wanted to have as much with that and exploit that comedy visually. We hope you agree that it’s hard not to smile when you see these. smile emoticon

For those wondering, reverse art on will be included and will sport the 80s VHS covers we all remember.

Pre-order links for both films should go up early next month. A full list of extras and specs will be announced at the later date."

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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