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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You bring the pizza....I'll bring the drill. 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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Film debut of Robin Stille. See more »


When Trish's parents are leaving in the car, Trish's mom tells her to not forget to lock the doors and windows. Between shots, Trish's stance and the position of her arms and hands on the window changes. See more »


[Diane is talking on the phone with her boyfriend; the girls are downstairs listening on the other end]
Diane: I love it too. You think I'm getting better?
[downstairs, the girls break out in laughter, and Diane hears]
Diane: I think our first amendment's been violated.
Trish Devereaux: Not the word I would have chosen.
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Referenced in Cheers: Slumber Party Massacred (1988) See more »

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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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