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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

R | | Horror | 2 April 1982 (USA)
Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Lapinski ...
Joanne Murray
Stephen Sachs ...
Craig
David Snow ...
Brian
Pamela Holland ...
Patti
Dennis Ely ...
Bobby Lee Tremble
Woody Roll ...
John Hemmit
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Debbie
Jake Jones ...
Robert Fredrickson ...
Tim (as Robert Frederick)
Chris Morrill ...
Jack
Chandre ...
Alice
Billy Criswell ...
Rick
Richard Cowgill ...
Debbie's Father
Kay Beth ...
Doris, Debbie's Mother
Jimmy Betz ...
Officer Lewis
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Joanne, Patty, Brian, and Craig prepare the old dorm building to be torn down. They are pursued by a serial killer with a wide range of murder methods, ranging from power drill to industrial steam cooker. Is it that spooky weird guy John Hemmit killing off the incidental characters, or is it someone/thing even more terrifying? Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Pretty terrible slasher flick
8 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

College students Joanne (Laurie Lapinski), Craig (Stephen Sacks), Brian (David Snow) and Patti (Pamela Holland) take on the job of emptying an old abandoned dorm of its furniture before its torn down. They soon find themselves stalked by a killer.

Bottom of the barrel slasher flick. The budget is (obviously) VERY low, the script is terrible and the acting is lousy--even for a slasher flick! The killings themselves are OK but obviously faked and there's the expected gratuitous female nudity that's so obviously shoved in that I felt sorry for the poor actress who had to do it. It all leads up to an admittedly good ending that I didn't see coming. However one good moment doesn't make the rest of the film even remotely bearable. This is only of interest for the then unknown Daphne Zuniga in her screen debut--but she's killed off early on. Even the most forgiving slasher movie fan will hate this one. Skip it.


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