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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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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 ...
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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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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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Trivia

The original first draft of the script was called "Don't Open The Door". See more »

Goofs

When Valerie is on the phone with Coach Jana, Courtney's hair is up. When Neil is banging on Bates's front door, Courtney's hair is pulled back. Throughout the rest of the movie, Courtney's hair remains up. See more »

Quotes

[the girls are covering up the pizza guy's dead body]
Kimberly Clarke: He's dead all right. So cold.
Jackie: Is the pizza?
[Jackie takes a slice of pizza]
Jackie: Well life goes on after all and eating makes me feel best when I feel bad and boy do I feel bad.
[she takes a bite of the pizza]
Jackie: I feel better already. Really, I do.
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I didn't expect it to be so good
26 August 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I bought this because it was cheap and had 'massacre' in the title. What I didn't know is that this is a really tense movie. While not quite scary, it does have very suspenseful scenes, and the killer is classic! It's not filled with nudity like I had expected, and the killings are pretty gruesome. I'd recommend it to any slasher fan.


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