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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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Taglines:

When the kidding stops... the killing starts! See more »

Genres:

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Took its name from the film The House That Dripped Blood (1971) 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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Referenced in My First Slasher with Matthew Mungle (2011) See more »

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Is this the same Stephen Carpenter?
12 June 2012 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"The Dorm that Dripped Blood" is about what you might expect of a slasher flick, making it completely enjoyable. One thing about which I'm curious is the director Stephen Carpenter. There is a Stephen Carpenter who wrote the screenplay for the "Ocean's Eleven" remake and created the TV series "Grimm". Is this the same Stephen Carpenter, does anyone know? Whatever the case, it's probably not important. What's important is to see the college students meet their ugly demises while they prepare a dormitory to get demolished. A noticeable cast member is Daphne Zuniga, who later played Princess Vespa in Mel Brooks's "Spaceballs".

A really interesting mix of things.


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