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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

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A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the party.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Michaels ... Trish (as Michele Michaels)
... Valerie
Michael Villella ... Russ Thorn (as Michael Villela)
... Kim (as Debra Deliso)
... Jackie
... Diane (as Gina Mari)
Jennifer Meyers ... Courtney
Joseph Alan Johnson ... Neil (as Joe Johnson)
... Jeff
Jim Boyce ... John Minor
... Coach Jana
... Linda
Rigg Kennedy ... David Contant (as Ryan Kennedy)
Jean Vargas ... Telephone Repairwoman
Anna Patton ... Mrs. Devereaux
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Storyline

An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host's house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only the new girl to help them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Door  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,589,000, 31 December 1982
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The big conclusion in the backyard with the swimming pool was added to the movie in a reshoot. See more »

Goofs

When Trish's parents are leaving in the car, Trish's mom tells her to not forget to lock the doors and windows. Between shots, Trish's stance and the position of her arms and hands on the window changes. See more »

Quotes

John Minor: [getting flipped onto the ground] Holy shit, I think you broke my back!
Valerie: John Minor, what're you doing scaring me to death like that?
John Minor: I won't do it again, that's for sure.
Valerie: You better learn to fall better, you could get hurt.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Slumber Party Massacre II (2016) See more »

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don't ya just hate party-crashers.
25 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Totally unpretentious '80's slasher is a cheesy, but fun ride.

Some lovely young ladies decide to throw a get together, only to have some loonie with a drill stop in to kill them all.

Slumber Party Massacre is a slasher fan's guilty pleasure with a pretty silly edge to it! One might just gather that from the DVD cover or poster for this film. It takes the predictable elements of the "splatter" film and with a complete lack of seriousness has a ton of fun with them. It makes sense considering that this film was originally written to be a slasher parody, and frankly still works well as a parody. The acting, directing, and special FX are all B-grade stuff, but overall that helps rather than henders the mood of the film.

At any rate, this film is strictly a good-time party kinda film, certainly nothing to be taken serious, but just enjoyed for it's humor (both intended and unintended) with the horror genre.

*** out of ****


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