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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  12 November 1982 (USA)
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The Basketball team is having a slumber party, but people soon start turning up dead.

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Michelle Michaels ...
Trish (as Michele Michaels)
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Russ Thorn (as Michael Villela)
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Kim (as Debra Deliso)
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Diane (as Gina Mari)
Jennifer Meyers ...
Joseph Alan Johnson ...
Neil (as Joe Johnson)
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Brinke Stevens ...
Rigg Kennedy ...
David Contant (as Ryan Kennedy)
Jean Vargas ...
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Anna Patton ...
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An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host's house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only the new girl to help them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Close your eyes for a second... and sleep forever. See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Door  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Michael Villella based his physical body movements as Russ Thorn on the peacock. See more »

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When Coach Jana arrives home from school, her friend drills a peephole through her door. The hole in the door is rough and ugly, yet in the next shot it's neater and has gained a metal eyepiece. See more »

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Trish Devereaux: Diane! You're a snob!
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As bare-bones as any slasher can get, and still it delivers...
20 September 2009 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

Without further ado, this simply is an early 80's slasher that's worth seeing (at least once). If not for any other reason, then watch it for the fact that this was written and directed by two women. I still can't believe it! All women in this film are portrait as helpless victims (except for two or so). Most of the killings are bloody and gory. And after only 8 minutes in the movie, the whole teenage female basketball-team goes fully nude and hits the showers(!). The camera gratuitously focuses on boobs and buttocks. Who said women can't make a decent horror movie? Haha! So boobs galore, spiced up with some good-looking gore. Unfortunately there's no story (the movie's title actually is the story). And we know who the killer is right from the start of the movie (we see his face all the time). It's just a crazy man escaped from the loony-bin. I was at least expecting some kind of twist, but about halfway through the movie I gave up this wishful thinking and just enjoyed the rest of it, being as there weren't going to be any surprises anyway. But still, this is a must-see for everyone who calls himself an 80's slasher-fan.


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