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Sorority House Massacre (1986)

R | | Horror | 10 October 1986 (USA)
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College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela O'Neill ... Beth
Wendy Martel Wendy Martel ... Linda
Pamela Ross Pamela Ross ... Sara
Nicole Rio ... Tracy
John C. Russell John C. Russell ... Bobby
Marcus Vaughter ... Andy
Vinnie Bilancio ... John
Joe Nassi ... Craig
Mary Anne Mary Anne ... Mrs. Lawrence
Gillian Frank Gillian Frank ... Dr. Lindsey
Joseph Mansier Joseph Mansier ... Technician
Robert Axelrod ... Larry (as Axel Roberts)
Fitz Houston ... Det. Gilbert (as Fitzhough Huston)
Marsha L. Carter Marsha L. Carter ... Nurse (as Marsha Carter)
Maureen Hawkes Maureen Hawkes ... Professor
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Storyline

A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she joins a sorority. Due to a memory block, she doesn't remember that the sorority house was her childhood house. Her brother senses her presence in the house and escapes so he can finish the job he was unable to complete. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A slash course in absolute terror! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death House See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Concorde Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The initials on Beth's suitcase as she's entering the sorority house are the same initials that are on the outside of the house: LBH. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are having their boyfriends over, the power goes out, and no one resets the breakers. Before Tracy does finally reset the breakers, they are watching TV. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Beth: Hi, Mrs. Lawrence.
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Connections

References The Initiation (1984) See more »

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Generic Slasher: The Movie

Listen, I've suffered through a lot of bad movies in my day, but the exciting thing about them is that, sometimes, they're so awful they almost turn into bizarre comedies full of weird line readings, insane dialogue, completely inhuman responses to big twists, etc. For me, the worst thing a film can do is be boring or mundane without a single inspired moment and, honestly, most bad films are usually far from boring.

This brings me to Sorority House Massacre - a film so dull, passionless, and lacking in anything remotely resembling excitement that I'm surprised I remembered it enough to give this review.

It manages to cram the plots of Halloween and A Nightmare on Elm Street into one, but it does absolutely nothing of note. Usually, in even the worst of slasher films, there's a character or death scene or two worth remembering, but there's absolutely nothing to latch onto here. It's all just going through the motions.

If you value your time, skip it.


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