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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the party.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Michaels ...
Trish (as Michele Michaels)
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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 ...
Joseph Alan Johnson ...
Neil (as Joe Johnson)
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Jim Boyce ...
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Rigg Kennedy ...
David Contant (as Ryan Kennedy)
Jean Vargas ...
Telephone Repairwoman
Anna Patton ...
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Storyline

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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The Ultimate Driller Killer Thriller 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

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 »

Goofs

When Russ Thorn chases Linda down the corridor, she runs right to the end of the corridor, then heads down the last row of lockers, and Russ follows her (there is also no poster on the wall.) In the next shot of Russ running down this row of lockers, it's now apparent that it's not the end row; because there is no end wall, and now there is also a poster on the wall behind him. See more »

Quotes

[the girls are covering up the pizza guy's dead body]
Kim: 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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Connections

Referenced in The House on Sorority Row (1983) 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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