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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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A Crash Course In Terror! See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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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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Decent Slasher With A Crazy Ending
14 September 2018 | by marcusgrant-86630See all my reviews

Well, that was a downer! And I mean that in the best sense. In fact, The Dorm That Dripped Blood has an ending so mean...so cruel...so nuts...that it actually elevates the entire film that came before it. Before that moment, The Dorm That Dripped Blood basically clips along as a decent enough college slash 'em up, but the ending really sends it over the top.

The film follows a group of college kids staying over the holiday break to take inventory and clean up an old deserted dorm. Soon enough, they find themselves sliced and diced by an unseen murderer. Why? Who knows. People handle the stress of college in their own unique ways.

The murders are mostly well staged and there's a handful of suspense here and there. Most of the actors are fine if nothing else. There's a fun cameo by Daphne Zuniga and a pretty cool music score by Christopher Young if that helps.

All in all, The Dorm That Dripped Blood is a decent little time waster. You could do much worse.


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