While trying to understand a frightening reoccurring nightmare, a pledge is coaxed into breaking into her father's department store by her sorority sisters, where a deranged killer targets the girls and their boyfriends.
An unknown killer, clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35 year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.
During the shootout prank scene, the brown getaway van clearly shows no number plates on the car. Later in the movie when the sheriff arrives, a student gives the sheriff a license plate number. See more »
I realize I am biased on this one, but I own a copy of this '80s hack-'em-up and watch it regularly. Is it a great movie, on par with the original Halloween or Nightmare on Elm Street? Hell no. But I love it. Why? I must confess, I love it for the simple fact that the movie was filmed on the campus of the college I attended and graduated from. Yep, Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina can boast the honor of being the setting of this film. All the exteriors and most of the interiors(except for a couple shot on a sound stage somewhere in NC and the gym scenes shot at Garner Web College nearby)were shot at my college. As a huge horror fan, it gives me an extra little thrill to watch that film and recognize all the buildings and rooms that I walked daily for four years. And I do think the movie has some good points. It does admirably attempt to develop the characters(even though most of them are so uninteresting I could care less, unfortunately), and I waffle between my feelings on the movie not revealing the killer's motives. Part of me agrees with Billy in Scream(it is scarier when there's no motive, so random), but another part of me longs for the closure of knowing why... In any case, I don't think it's as dreadful a film as others(such as Dorm that Dripped Blood), and the fact that my alma mater hosted the film thrills me. Unfortunately, the school doesn't really advertise the fact. lol I think it should have plaques that announce that this building is where the killer killed the school tramp, and this building housed the final showdown between the killer and the school virgin. I keep hoping they'll come back and film a sequel. Keep your fingers crossed...
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