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A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.

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Lynn Connors
James Carroll ...
Teddy Ratliff
Suzanne Barnes ...
Dawn Sorenson
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Barney / Katie Cavanaugh
Al McGuire ...
Coach Kimble
Lauren-Marie Taylor ...
Sheila Robinson
David Holbrook ...
Mike Pryor
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Jane
Mart McChesney ...
Pete 'Maniac' Krizaniac
Carrick Glenn ...
Kathy
John Didrichsen ...
Ralph Bostwick
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Leslie Peterson
Mathew Dunn ...
Michael Benson
Susan Pitts ...
Trish
Paul Christie ...
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The day after a huge party a scavenger hunt is held. Every college-age kid in town is out for the grand prize. One-by-one they are all dispatched by a killer in a giant bear suit. But who is it? Written by Greg Duryea <gduryea@atlantic.net>

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The next time you go to a Fancy Dress Party....check who's going with you. See more »


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20 June 1982 (USA)  »

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The Scaremaker  »

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This film was shot in 1982 under the title The Scaremaker. It didn't see a release until 1984 when distributors picked it up and re-named it Girls Nite Out to play up the lurid angle for marketing. See more »

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Entertaining little slasher pic...
15 November 2003 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

After reading the reviews here on the imdb for this movie, I feel I have to step in the redress the balance somewhat! Sure, this isn't "Gladiator" but it's one of the better teen slashers from the eighties and doesn't deserve the mauling it's received here.

The plot - a menacing killer picking off university co-eds during a scavenger hunt - is just a credible as the more popular storylines in slashers like "Prom Night" and "Friday The 13th" and the direction from Robert Deubel generates many decent jolts and suspense. Everything moves at an entertaining pace upto a satisfying finale with a neat little twist.

I'm a big fan of these campus slasher pics - other fine examples being "Final Exam" and "Graduation Day" - and, for me, this was one of the best ones from the eighties. It may look a little dated now we've seen the "Scream"s and "I Know.."s of the late nineties but I'm sure most fans of this nifty horror subgenre will enjoy. Recommended.

**** / *****


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