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Sorority House Massacre (1986)

R | | Horror | 10 October 1986 (USA)
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A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela O'Neill ...
Wendy Martel ...
Linda
Pamela Ross ...
Sara
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Tracy
John C. Russell ...
Bobby
Marcus Vaughter ...
Andy
Vinnie Bilancio ...
John
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Craig
Mary Anne ...
Mrs. Lawrence
Gillian Frank ...
Dr. Lindsey
Joseph Mansier ...
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Larry (as Axel Roberts)
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Det. Gilbert (as Fitzhough Huston)
Marsha L. Carter ...
Nurse (as Marsha Carter)
Maureen Hawkes ...
Professor
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A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she joins a sorority. Due to a memory block, she doesn't remember that the sorority house was her childhood house. Her brother senses her presence in the house and escapes so he can finish the job he was unable to complete. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The blonde woman in the poster artwork for this movie is actress Suzee Slater. See more »

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Just after Linda has been stabbed falls to the floor, the killer starts to crawl towards Beth, you can see Linda moving slightly, even though she has just died. See more »

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Beth: Hi, Mrs. Lawrence.
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Referenced in Slumber Party Massacre II (1987) See more »

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So clichéd, so 80s, so awesome
11 November 2005 | by (St Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

My friend and I got together and we were looking for a movie on satellite. Return of the Sith? Nah, too long. Sideways? Nope, too heady. Sorority House Massacre? Charge my card immediately!! Throw this movie in with cheesy, 80s horror flicks. Other films like "Slumber Party" Massacre come to mind. All are pretty much knockoffs of Halloween, the godfather of modern slasher flicks (I don't think Psycho was, for it was of an earlier generation). But it's all there, the bad 80s hair and outfits, actors that can't annunciate, and a killer that doesn't die, even after repeatedly being stabbed, punched, and hit with a shovel. This guy must be made of steel.

If the girl having visions about murders in her dream isn't a complete ripoff from Nightmare on Elm Street, nothing is. True, this freakish girl doesn't die in her dreams but everyone around her goes by the wayside. I'm surprised she wasn't subjected to more abuse, as she really was weird and had an eerie resemblance to Kyle McLaughlin.

Not to say I expected Shakespeare when I watched this rubbish. Bad acting was expected, some mindless T&A to go with several dead bodies, and that's what I received. The money shot occurs when the murderer is coming after the sorority girls, falls two stories off a ladder, then is able to spontaneously crash through the window minutes later. Even Altman couldn't pull that one off.

So ya, this is your basic 80s slasher flick. Not necessarily funny but mildly amusing. Make sure you watch it with a friend and crack jokes through it's entirety. And if somehow this movie scares you, get a cigarette and a shrink.


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