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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 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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By the end of the dance, some of the sorority sisters were dead on their feet. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$681,337
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in October 1984 and shelved until 1986. It received a limited theatrical release and only made a combination of $900 from 5 theatres before it was released on VHS by Key Video. 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

Veronica: OK, slime-buckets, listen up! The phrase for today is: 'I myself prefer a big, fat cucumber.' Let's hear it.
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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 »

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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Such an Evil Woman
Written by Alan Brackett and Scott Shelly
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From The Back Of The Box
12 February 2002 | by viewerschoiceSee all my reviews

College pranks are mixed with murder, madness and demonic possession in this suspenseful thriller set on a university campus. Phoebe, Vivia and Jennifer are three pretty coeds enduring the rigors of pledging a popular sorority. But hazing is nothing compared to what's in store for them at the annual April Fools party in the abandoned Delta Sigma fraternity house. The cold, brooding structure has been boarded up and off limits to two decades, ever since the death of a student in a practical joke gone awry. But the house isn't empty and whatever's inside has been waiting 20 years. Now its time has come at a party that's going to be a real killer!


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