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Writers:
Stephen Carpenter (screenplay) &
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April 1982 (USA) See more »
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A Crash Course In Terror! See more »
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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... See more » | Full synopsis »
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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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This film was shot on weekends.See more »
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The Dorm That Dripped Blood, 2 August 2013
Author: Toronto85 from Canada

A deranged killer attacks a group of students in 'The Dorm That Dripped Blood'. Five university students volunteer over the Christmas break to close up the dorm, clean up things around campus. PRetty soon we see that some maniac has the intention of killing them. He or she knocks off a couple of students (violently), and then starts playing pranks on our main group left at the campus. The psychopath destroys a huge dinner they make, cuts the phone lines, fixes the lights to shut off, etc. Very soon, the murderer starts attacking our main group leading to the identity being revealed in an interesting little ending.

I thought 'The Dorm That Dripped Blood' was a good addition to 80's slashers, but didn't have the same flash that some of the other films at that time had. Production values seemed low in this one, so a lot of the film is poorly lit. The acting isn't the best ever, Laurie Lapinski was okay as the lead heroine. Daphne Zuniga, who is probably the most famous in the cast, puts in a good performance. Nothing spectacular, but nothing that took away from the film in a negative way. The scares are well done, the location of the dark dorm/campus helps in that! We get some stalking scenes with the killer and the characters which were creepy. The killer's identity is weak, but doesn't make this a bad film at all.

I highly recommend 'The Dorm That Dripped Blood' to all horror fans. It is a relatively unknown slasher film that I don't believe has ever had a proper DVD release in North America. Check it out if you can!

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