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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

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Stephen Carpenter (screenplay), Jeffrey Obrow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Lapinski ... Joanne Murray
Stephen Sachs Stephen Sachs ... Craig
David Snow David Snow ... Brian
Pamela Holland Pamela Holland ... Patti
Dennis Ely Dennis Ely ... Bobby Lee Tremble
Woody Roll Woody Roll ... John Hemmit
Daphne Zuniga ... Debbie
Jake Jones Jake Jones ... Bill Edgar
Robert Fredrickson Robert Fredrickson ... Tim (as Robert Frederick)
Chris Morrill Chris Morrill ... Jack
Chandre Chandre ... Alice
Billy Criswell Billy Criswell ... Rick
Richard Cowgill ... Debbie's Father
Kay Beth Kay Beth ... Doris, Debbie's Mother
Jimmy Betz Jimmy Betz ... Officer Lewis
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Storyline

Joanne, Patty, Brian, and Craig prepare the old dorm building to be torn down. They are pursued by a serial killer with a wide range of murder methods, ranging from power drill to industrial steam cooker. Is it that spooky weird guy John Hemmit killing off the incidental characters, or is it someone/thing even more terrifying? Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Dorm See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jeff Obrow Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Daphne Zuniga's first horror film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was once on the 'video nasty' list in the UK and appeared on the infamous DPP 72 list of video nasties. The 1992 video release was cut by 10 secs to a drill murder by the BBFC and the 2001 DVD issue was culled from the same cut print. See more »

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Great dorm slasher...
27 August 2006 | by Bub_the_zombieSee all my reviews

This is probably one of the least known of the early 80's hay day hack n slash family - consisting of a slue of cousins which themselves have gathered dust, triumphantly sitting with legs crossed> on videostore shelves through half a generation. - that is, until DVD finally unearthed some lesser knowns for a second chance.

(I have the old Media VHS version, btw) (The UK DVD release is known as 'PRANKS)

A killer lurks on a college campus - through the closterphobic corridors of Meadows Hall, killing working coeds in some very creative ways. A baseball bat with barbed-wire around it. A girl is ran over.(Not too creative, but has to be seen within its context, consisting of three murders within thirty seconds.) A girl is shoved in a pressure cooker and is cooked to death. A janitor gets a drilling headache. A woman gets incinerated - you name it.

While the film is quiet amateurish, it delivers on most all levels that simply make up a good slasher film. I could take away merit by assigning scoff at the quality of the production - the dark-shoddy look of the film, etc; - but I won't. - A solid slasher film in all respects, with one hell of a twist ending.


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