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

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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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Film debut of Daphne Zuniga. See more »

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The Blu-Ray from Synapse Films features the complete, uncut 88 minute version, as opposed to the 84 minute theatrical cut. See more »

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bad movie night?
23 March 1999 | by saint-21See all my reviews

From 1981, a chiller, if you wanna call it that. Centers around an old abandon college dorm, that is to be closed down durning the christmas break, a counsellor, some students and a maintenance man spend the weekend cleaning it out. Then a killer shows up, stalking and killing everyone. Who is it, why is it? Now who ever made scream had to of seen this too, and used the unexpected ending. The acting is very bad. There is a scene in the beginning where some teen (older looking) is being chased by somebody, and then killed. They never explain who he was or nothing. As bad as this movie is you get to see a very young daphne zuniga who only last through the first 15 minutes. Then after that, turn it off. The ending was a little weird, but kinda cheesy. And watch for the cops in the movie. They are the worst acting cops i ever seen.. good luck.


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