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Killer Party (1986)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 9 May 1986 (USA)
In order to join a sorority, three friends go to a hazing party in an old house where a sadistic bloodthirsty demonic spirit is lying in wait.

Director:

William Fruet

Writer:

Barney Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Hewitt ... Blake
Ralph Seymour ... Martin
Elaine Wilkes Elaine Wilkes ... Phoebe
Paul Bartel ... Professor Zito
Sherry Willis-Burch Sherry Willis-Burch ... Vivia
Alicia Fleer Alicia Fleer ... Veronica
Woody Brown ... Albert Harrison
Joanna Johnson ... Jennifer
Terri Hawkes ... Melanie
Deborah Hancock Deborah Hancock ... Pam
Laura Sherman Laura Sherman ... Sandy
Jeff Pustil Jeff Pustil ... Virgil
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... Mrs. Henshaw
Howard Busgang Howard Busgang ... Bee-Boy
Jason Warren Jason Warren ... Bee-Boy
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Storyline

Three gorgeous babes decide to join a sorority, and a whole bunch of horny guys dump bees in the sorority's back yard where a bunch of girls are naked in the outside hot tub so when the girls jump out the boys use a video camera to take lots of shots of them. Their house mother gets talked into letting the girls have a hazing party in a forbidden frat house, and when she goes there to make sure the place is safe, she first stops at a handy grave in the front yard to explain to 'Allan' why she's letting the girls use the house, and tells him that it was all an accident and it's time for him to just let it go. Allan doesn't answer her, since he's dead. Or is he? As she is nailing down a loose banister on the stairway, a mysterious figure appears before her, brandishing what looks like a tire iron, she turns, asks "What are you doing here?" and this person does answer her by striking her dead. Well, the three pledges go through a hazing (and there are some very nice set pieces here, ... Written by Jim Knoppow

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DEADicated to the class of '86. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

When released in 1986 the title was changed from "The April Fools" to "Killer Party" because the distributors feared that it would be confused with the film April Fool's Day (1986) which was also released around that time. It was also advertised as "Fool's Night" for a brief period after filming was complete. See more »

Goofs

Forearm splints visible under Jennifer's sleeves whenever she blocks the blows from wooden beams. Her sleeves also become rolled up at one point when she's posessed, then back down again later to hide the splints. See more »

Quotes

April: [Walking around the abandoned cinema] Hello? Hello? I just want some popcorn! Customer here! This is your last chance!
[Starts to happily fill a huge bucket of popcorn, then walks out]
April: Thank You, Come Again!
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Alternate Versions

Prior to release, MGM cut bloody details from almost every on-screen murder in the film. Just before its release American horror magazine Fangoria published photos of the numerous death scenes pruned from the final cut. These scenes have not been restored back into the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lucky One
Written by Bruce Roberts
Performed by Laura Branigan
Published by Roliram Lorimar Music
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Late Nite Horror Viewing @ It's Finest???
1 September 2003 | by XFASee all my reviews

No this isnt the BEST horror flick Ive seen. Its more like a mystery than it is horror. But It's defiantely NOT the worst. If there was nothing on TV , I would watch this for sure. I think this is kind of cool. Once again , this is a movie directed at teens - made in the mid-80s - possible for Drive In Theaters. That makes this movie a cult classic - sorta... There are like no known (or at least I dont't know who they are) stars and you may never know what's going to happen next. Sort of reminds me Of 'Night Of the Creeps' , without the Creeps.... So , this is horror , late night TV and it's an 80s flick - if you haven't seen it and have the opportunity to - and are WILLING - go for it - It won't hurt....much.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The April Fool See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,018, 11 May 1986

Gross USA:

$681,337
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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