"Hey, Rick! Wait 'til you get a load of Judy! Man, oh, man! (Ricky: "Oh, yeah?") You'll see!
~Paul to Ricky~
~Paul's last words before Angela beheaded him after he discovered her secret~
|Portrayed by||Christopher Collet|
|Appearance(s)||Sleepaway Camp (1983)|
|Cause of death||Decapitated with knife by Angela Baker|
|Age||15 (at death)|
|Angela Baker's motive for killing him||Discovered that Angela was a boy|
Paul was Ricky Thomas' best friend at Camp Arawak. He liked Ricky's cousin Angela Baker, and got caught in a love triangle when Judy tried stealing him away. Angela finally took him back, but then she beheaded him.
Paul was a nice, fun-loving boy who had attended Camp Arawak for at least the last three years, where he befriended Ricky Thomas. The two were harmless trouble-makers, often pranking other campers.
In 1983, excited for another summer at camp, Paul met up with Ricky on the first day back while the other campers arrived. Ricky introduced him to his shy cousin, Angela, and Paul remarked that Judy, Ricky's summer fling from the previous year, had developed breasts.
Several days later, Paul enjoyed a baseball game with Ricky and the other guys from his cabin against the older boys, including Billy, Kenny, and Mike. Later on, Paul and Ricky found Kenny and Mike mocking Angela during a social in the rec. hall. They started a fight which was quickly stopped by their counselor, Gene. Afterwards, Paul took a moment to sit with Angela and befriend her. She finally came out of her shell and spoke for the first time at camp, telling Paul 'good night.'
The next day, Paul asked Angela to attend the mandatory movie screening with him. She agreed, just as Paul was shooed away from the girl's volleyball game by Meg. That night, they left the rec. hall holding hands. Paul walked her back to the girls' bunk, and gave her a quick surprise kiss. Angela reacted poorly to the kiss. Oblivious, Paul tried to kiss her again, and she went inside for the night. Judy appeared and mocked him, but Paul ignored her and returned to his cabin overjoyed.
The next day during a swim session, Paul flirted with Angela, who was happy to see him again. Meg once again interrupted and sent Paul away since Angela refused to cooperate with any group activities. Shortly later, Paul spotted Angela getting pelted with a water balloon outside the cabins and comforted her while Ricky shouted at Billy and his comrades.
After much was made of the death of Billy, Paul frightened Angela outside the cabins. He told her not to worry, sure that there was no killer loose. They continued on to the the isolated beach and goofed around. Their playing grew more serious as they started making out on the sand and Paul attempted to grope Angela's chest. She had a panic attack, threw him off her, and fled. Paul was left calling after her, bewildered.
With the recent deaths of Kenny and Billy, camp activities were pared down to Capture the Flag. During the game, Paul tried to talk to Angela and figure out what was wrong, but she reverted back into her shell. Judy took advantage of the situation and led Paul into the woods, where she seduced him into making out with her. Ricky and Angela found them, and Paul immediately broke it off with Judy.
During the next swim session, Paul felt guilty and meekly tried to make it explain himself to Angela, but she was unresponsive. Judy and Meg interrupted and sent Paul away. That night, Paul again apologized to Angela during another social. This time she told him quietly to meet her at the waterfront after the social.
When Paul eagerly met up with Angela that night, she seemed to have forgiven him. She told him she wanted to skinny dip so they undressed. Angela revealed that she was a boy and beheaded Paul with a hunting knife. She then sat on the beach and cradled his head and body while she hummed to herself. Ronnie and Susie found her on the beach, and she stood up, holding Paul's head in her hands.
He is mentioned in Unhappy Campers.
While a bit of a prankster and trouble-maker along with Ricky, Paul is seen as a sincere and earnest boy. He seems to genuinely care about Angela. Like most stereotypical teenaged boys, he is torn between his hormones and his heart.
Behind the ScenesEdit
A convention of slasher films is to show the POV of the killer (thus hiding the killer's identity or showing the him or her too often). Besides Angela, Paul is the only character to be given a POV shot.