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Writers:
Stephen Carpenter (screenplay) &
Jeffrey Obrow (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
April 1982 (USA) See more »
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A Crash Course In Terror! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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"I think he got the message" See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Laurie Lapinski ... Joanne Murray
Stephen Sachs ... Craig
David Snow ... Brian
Pamela Holland ... Patti
Dennis Ely ... Bobby Lee Tremble
Woody Roll ... John Hemmit

Daphne Zuniga ... Debbie
Jake Jones ... Bill Edgar
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
Thomas Christian ... Officer Dean
Robert Richardson ... Policeman
Chris Schroeder ... Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leesa Gallentine ... Nancy (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Carpenter 
Jeffrey Obrow 
 
Writing credits
Stephen Carpenter (screenplay) &
Jeffrey Obrow (screenplay) &
Stacey Giachino (screenplay)

Produced by
Stacey Giachino .... associate producer
Jeffrey Obrow .... producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young  (as Chris Young)
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Carpenter 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Carpenter 
Jeffrey Obrow 
 
Casting by
Wesley Lou David 
 
Art Direction by
Charlotte Grant 
 
Makeup Department
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup and special effects (as Matthew Mungle)
 
Production Management
Samson Aslanian .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Hopkins .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dale Herigstad .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Dean Beville .... assistant sound editor
Earl Ghaffari .... sound editor
Chris Hopkins .... sound recordist
Patrick Moyroud .... sound recordist
John Penney .... sound effects editor
Bret Shelton .... assistant sound editor
 
Stunts
Stephen Sachs .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tony Allard .... grip
Lars Hauglie .... grip
Chris Hopkins .... key grip
Chris Lombardi .... first assistant camera
Joel McConaughy .... best boy
Marc Reshovsky .... gaffer
Leslie Rosenthal .... second assistant camera
Bret Shelton .... grip
Lawrence L. Simeone .... gaffer (as Lawrence Simeone)
 
Editorial Department
Harold English .... assistant editor
Earl Ghaffari .... assistant editor
Walter Gorey .... editing staff
Lars Hauglie .... editing staff
Chris Hopkins .... editing staff
John Penney .... assistant editor
Bret Shelton .... assistant editor
Richard Villa .... editing staff
 
Other crew
Shannon Aikman .... production staff
Juliette Deinum .... production staff
Harold English .... production associate
Michel Horvat .... production staff
Mark Howell .... production staff
Jodi Lampert .... production staff
Ida Medaglia .... production staff
Robert L. Newman .... production consultant
Dianne Nezgoda .... script supervisor
Jon O'Brien .... production staff
Lauren E. Polizzi .... production staff (as Lauren Polizzi)
Lenny Shaw .... production staff
Darren Star .... production staff
Robert Stone .... production accountant
 

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84 min | 104 min (Unrated) (Blu-ray)
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Took its name from the film The House That Dripped Blood (1971)See more »
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"I think he got the message", 19 November 2010
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Nothing sets it apart from the conventional textbook 80s slasher offerings, but I always thought it wasn't as terrible as it's made out to be. Sure this almost poverty row production is amateurish and crude in some aspects, but the setting is surprisingly atmospheric (a condemned college dorm soon to be torn down) and the tone remains grim to the very twisted ending. Directed in tandem by Jeffrey Obrow and Steve Carpenter (who would get better upon each following movie; "The Power" and "The Kindred"), their pacing can get become meandering due to the threadbare plot… where walking about the corridors and rooms seems to be a focal point. The plot sticks to the clichés (the crazy looking, loner weirdo red herring is shoved in our faces.. Oh no the power's out, do you know.. ) and what formulates is predictably telegraphed, despite some randomly contrived inclusions which either plays some important part in the scheme of things (a character who's sees one man's trash is another man's treasure) or is just simply there. Like the scene with the topless chick… you gotta have one of those. The leaden direction plays more upon building up an uneasy mood, where the spaced out instrumental music score ominously finds its way in. It's a humdinger. When they hack out the jolts, it's a gruesome display more often that happens off-screen with some choppy editing, plenty of leering killer POV shots or framing the shoes and blood spurting here and there. Some imagination to it (where can you see the killer plug in a drill before using it), but the cheap execution gives it that plain feeling (where the photography is grainy) however it never loses that primitive, nasty streak where it cooks up to a fittingly intense, grimacing finale. The performances are diverting by Laurie Lapinkski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow and a small, but memorable (not for her performance though) debut by Daphne Zuniga.

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