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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 ... 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:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sherry Willis-Burch (Vivia) also played a naive sorority girl in another college-set slasher, Final Exam (1981). See more »

Goofs

When April is walking around the abandoned snack bar in the cinema, the crew is reflected in the silver metal of the candy case, at the snack area. 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 »


Soundtracks

You're No Fool
(April)
Written by Garry Brandon, Dennis Churchill, Richard Wright, Rick Chaddick
Performed by White Sister
Published by Screen Gems-Emi Music, Inc. & United Lion Music, Inc.
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Weird!
10 March 2001 | by antony-15See all my reviews

This film is so strange. The beginning lets us know we are in for camp thrills. It sort-of has an interesting film within a film, within a film, pre-dating DELIRIA (1987), who stole the idea (but worked it much better). It then has an awfully eighties style soundtrack, and we are introduced to the oldest looking teenagers ever, who do the usual stupid stuff of going to a haunted house, having sex, getting drunk, and getting murdered by a guest who looks like a mix between Linda Blair in THE EXCORCIST (1973) and THE INCREDIBLE HULK! Sounds like a KILLER PARTY! Anyway, nothing happens for ages, apart from the usual teenage "humor", such as playing tricks on the teachers and having an initiation ceremony in the abandoned frat house. After about an hour, the cast are whittled down systematically in about two minutes. Not exactly nightmarish, but VERY eighties and quite amusing - see it if your bored!


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