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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 evening.

Director:

Amy Holden Jones (as Amy Jones)

Writer:

Rita Mae Brown
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Michaels Michelle Michaels ... Trish (as Michele Michaels)
Robin Stille ... Valerie
Michael Villella Michael Villella ... Russ Thorn (as Michael Villela)
Debra De Liso ... Kim (as Debra Deliso)
Andree Honore ... Jackie
Gina Smika Hunter ... Diane (as Gina Mari)
Jennifer Meyers Jennifer Meyers ... Courtney
Joseph Alan Johnson Joseph Alan Johnson ... Neil (as Joe Johnson)
David Millbern ... Jeff
Jim Boyce Jim Boyce ... John Minor
Pamela Roylance ... Coach Jana
Brinke Stevens ... Linda
Rigg Kennedy Rigg Kennedy ... David Contant (as Ryan Kennedy)
Jean Vargas Jean Vargas ... Telephone Repairwoman
Anna Patton 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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Taglines:

You bring the pizza....I'll bring the drill. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Door See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,589,000, 31 December 1982
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Santa Fe Productions (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The handy-woman actor, who drills in Coach Jana's peephole, was actually one of the set designers for the film. See more »

Goofs

Trish picks up the coffee pot (which cracked on the "hot" stove) with her bare hands. See more »

Quotes

Courtney: How come you weren't invited to the party?
Valerie: I was, I just turned them down so I could take care of my darling little sister.
Courtney: Like hell.
Valerie: As the famous Jim Jones once said, 'Shut up and drink your Kool-Aid'.
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References Rear Window (1954) See more »

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Thinly veiled Womens Lib masquerading as Horror
26 March 2000 | by rlcsljoSee all my reviews

Many critics of the time, Siskel and Ebert as I recall, and others considered the "slasher" films of the time to be misogynistic. I presume mostly because many women/girls died deaths as grizzly as those suffered by the males. One thing they missed, and apparently not lost on Rita Mae Brown, was that it was almost always a female that "dispatched" the killer at the end, sometimes with the help of a male lead. On the one sheet for this movie we see the killer with a drill hanging between his legs like an oversized penis and the message is clear--fight back women and you wont get "drilled". But dont get me wrong guys, on the way to her womens lib message, the director provides more than her share of titilation for your average slobbering teenage(or older) boy. Brinke Stevens also does one of her famous butt shots in this one. Read the message, ignore the nudity, or enjoy the nudity and ignore the message: This movie works both ways.


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