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 ...
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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Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Door  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Director Amy Holden Jones shot a promo film of the original script's prologue for $1,000 so she could get a directing job from Roger Corman. Corman was so impressed by the promo that he asked Jones to make a feature-length movie from the script. See more »


When Russ Thorn walks into one of the bathrooms' and looks at himself in the mirror, a glimpse of the cameraman's hand is reflected on the mirror. See more »


Diane: [in the middle of telling a story] The woman gets up her courage and she throws her baby down, and the guy catches it. The crowd is going crazy, and the guy goes
[she imitates throwing something to the floor]
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Referenced in Youngblood (1986) See more »

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A true '80s slasher film!
11 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a true '80s slasher film! Since "Slumber Party Massacre" was released in 1982, you can say this may have been one of the films to create the '80s cheesy/slasher films...which is great! It is your basic '80 horror film; slumber party, drinking, comedic moments...and of course, the escaped maniac who is on his way to the party! Keep an eye out for Brinke Stevens as Linda, as this was one of her first roles. This is definitely a popcorn flick; so just sit back, & enjoy yourself. Also, the late Robin Stille was one of the leads in this film. She appeared in a few other '80s horror films, & is truly missed!

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