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The House on Sorority Row (1983)

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine (as Kathryn McNeil)
Janis Ward ...
Liz (as Janis Zido)
Robin Meloy ...
Diane (as Harley Kozak)
Jodi Draigie ...
Ellen Dorsher ...
Lois Kelso Hunt ...
Mrs. Slater
Christopher Lawrence ...
Dr. Beck
Michael Sergio ...
Ruth Walsh ...
Ed Heath ...
Larry Singer ...


A group of girls staying at a sorority house clash with the house's owner, who wants them out. They decide to play a prank on her, but it goes awry and she winds up dead. Panicking, the girls try to hide the body, but someone (or something) witnessed the crime and begins to stalk them. Written by Anonymous

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21 January 1983 (USA)  »

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House of Evil  »

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$425,000 (estimated)

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The number of college sorority sisters seen in the film totaled to seven. Actually, the movie's Spanish title is "Siete mujeres atrapadas" which translates into English as meaning "Seven Trapped Women". See more »


(at around 1h 13 mins) When Vicki is killed, her demise comes as Mrs. Slater's cane comes down upon her left eye socket, spurting blood as it impales. When Dr. Beck and Kathryn discover Vicki and Liz's bodies in the open grave at Park View Cemetery, Vicki only possesses her chest and back wounds, no eye damage. See more »


Morgan: Does that mean she could still be alive?
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The mechanical tick of Eric's jack-in-the-box plays on as the ending credits role. See more »


Referenced in The Initiation (1984) See more »


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an above average slasher film!
7 August 2006 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

The House on Sorority Row is one of the better tales of vengeance in the slasher genre.

Sorority girls pull a prank on their house mother, only for her to end up dead and the girls left in a world of trouble. They believe they have covered up the crime, but when night falls someone begins to seek murderous revenge against the sorority sisters. Questions abound, but will anyone be left alive to answer them?

Between director Mark Rosman and a decent cast, this low-budget horror tale rises above many of it's kind. Rosman makes the most of the filming locations while nicely adding stylistic touches to the film with good camera work and some nice imagery. He creates some truly effective moments of psychological horror, as well as physical (with some occasional bloody moments). Ultimately the film manages to build to some good suspense and a claustrophobic finale! Also of note is the lavishly wonderful music score, which provides some beautiful and haunting themes for the film.

A worthy (and under exposed) horror outing for genre fans! Check it out.

*** out of ****

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