Summer Camp Nightmare

This article is about the 1987 film. For 2003 album by 3, see Summercamp Nightmare.
Summer Camp Nightmare
Directed by Bert L. Dragin
Produced by Robert Crow
Written by William Butler (novel)
Bert L. Dragin
Penelope Spheeris
Starring Chuck Connors
Charlie Stratton
Harold P. Pruett
Music by Gary Chase
Ted Neeley
Cinematography Don Burgess
Edited by Michael Spence
Distributed by Concorde Pictures
Release dates
  • April 17, 1987 (1987-04-17)
Running time
90 min
Country United States
Language English

Summer Camp Nightmare is an American 1987 horror film starring Chuck Connors and Charlie Stratton. The film is based on the novel The Butterfly Revolution by William Butler.


At Camp North Pines for Boys, the campers stage a revolt against the strict owner, Mr. Warren, locking the counselors up and taking over the camp for themselves. But when boys also lead a takeover of a nearby girl's camp, the revolt soon spirals out of control. The leader of the revolution, Franklin Riley, declares himself a "General" and ranks others in ways that he sees fit, using manipulation to keep his peers in line. When a rape and a murder occurs, some of the kids become more deeply involved in the revolution and others start to have second thoughts.



The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Concorde Pictures through April and May 1987.[1]

The film was released on VHS the same year by Embassy Home Entertainment.[2] As of 2011, the film has still not been officially released on DVD.


  1. "Summer Camp Nightmare". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  2. "Company Credits for Summer Camp Nightmare". Retrieved 2011-04-09.

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