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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Michaels ...
Trish (as Michele Michaels)
Robin Stille ...
Michael Villella ...
Russ Thorn (as Michael Villela)
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Kim (as Debra Deliso)
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Diane (as Gina Mari)
Jennifer Meyers ...
Courtney
Joseph Alan Johnson ...
Neil (as Joe Johnson)
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Jim Boyce ...
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Brinke Stevens ...
Rigg Kennedy ...
David Contant (as Ryan Kennedy)
Jean Vargas ...
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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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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 Valerie is making the jug of Kool-Aid, she puts the bag of sugar down on the counter, standing perfectly upright. In the next shot, when Courtney comes over, the top of the bag of sugar is folded down, and then during the scene, it changes back and forth. See more »

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Jackie: What do all the guys see in Diane anyway?
Trish Devereaux: She's beautiful.
Jackie: I think she's got a big mouth.
Kimberly Clarke: Hey, it's not the size of your mouth; it's what's in it that counts.
Trish Devereaux: What I don't see is what she sees in John Minor.
Kimberly Clarke: Maybe what we don't see.
Trish Devereaux: Hey, it's not how big it is, remember?
JackieKimberly Clarke: It's what's in it that counts!
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don't ya just hate party-crashers.
25 July 2005 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Totally unpretentious '80's slasher is a cheesy, but fun ride.

Some lovely young ladies decide to throw a get together, only to have some loonie with a drill stop in to kill them all.

Slumber Party Massacre is a slasher fan's guilty pleasure with a pretty silly edge to it! One might just gather that from the DVD cover or poster for this film. It takes the predictable elements of the "splatter" film and with a complete lack of seriousness has a ton of fun with them. It makes sense considering that this film was originally written to be a slasher parody, and frankly still works well as a parody. The acting, directing, and special FX are all B-grade stuff, but overall that helps rather than henders the mood of the film.

At any rate, this film is strictly a good-time party kinda film, certainly nothing to be taken serious, but just enjoyed for it's humor (both intended and unintended) with the horror genre.

*** out of ****


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