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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Michaels ...
Trish (as Michele Michaels)
Robin Stille ...
Michael Villella ...
Russ Thorn (as Michael Villela)
Kim (as Debra Deliso)
Diane (as Gina Mari)
Jennifer Meyers ...
Joseph Alan Johnson ...
Neil (as Joe Johnson)
Jim Boyce ...
Brinke Stevens ...
Rigg Kennedy ...
David Contant (as Ryan Kennedy)
Jean Vargas ...
Telephone Repairwoman
Anna Patton ...


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 <>

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


Comedy | Horror


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Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Door  »

Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Michael Villella based his physical body movements as Russ Thorn on the peacock. See more »


When Trish is speaking on the phone to Diane, she winds up a pair of toy wind-up shoes. In the first shot the toy shoes walk as far as the center of the desk, then run down. In the next shot, they are now right at the edge of the desk. See more »


Jeff: Can't you take a joke?
Diane: Can't you get out of the third grade?
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Referenced in Dead Teenager Movie (2006) See more »

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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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