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Hard to Die (1990)

NC-17 | | Action, Comedy, Horror | 10 March 1993 (USA)
While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, ... See full summary »


Jim Wynorski (as Arch Stanton)


Mark Thomas McGee (as Mark McGee), J.B. Rogers (as James B. Rogers)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Gail Thackray ... Dawn (as Robyn Harris)
Karen Mayo-Chandler Karen Mayo-Chandler ... Diana (as Lindsay Taylor)
Deborah Dutch ... Jackie (as Debra Dare)
Melissa Moore ... Tess
Bridget Carney Bridget Carney ... Shayne
Jürgen Baum Jürgen Baum ... Lt. Block (as Jurgen Baum)
Toni Naples ... Sgt. Shawlee (as Karen Chorak)
Don Key Don Key ... Brad Plympton
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Dr. Newton
Carolet Girard Carolet Girard ... Fifi Latour
J.B. Rogers ... Messenger
Domonic Muir Domonic Muir ... Larry Bronkowski
Eric Baum Eric Baum ... Agent
Amelia Sheridan Amelia Sheridan ... Helga
Bob Sheridan Bob Sheridan ... Cop in Lobby


While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, who witnessed another series of killings years back, is at the bottom of the whole thing. Little do they know the real horror that they face in the end. Written by Todd D. Newcomb <nukejoe1@tdsnet.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated NC-17 for extreme horror violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The characters of Orville Ketchum, Lt. Block, and Sgt. Shawlee return from Sorority House Massacre II (1990), played by the same actors. Gail Thackray appears as a different character. See more »


Just past 1.16, when the chick says "This one's still alive!" and picks the girl up from the floor, four inches of the book mic are very clearly visible at the bottom right. See more »


Jackie: I just want to get my clothes on, and get the hell out of here!
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Crazy Credits

No girls were actually harmed or mistreated during the production of this film. See more »


Referenced in Ghoulies IV (1994) See more »


Women Are Like That
Written by Bob Sheridan & Ryk Oakley
Performed by Bob Sheridan (as Mr. Moderation)
Asharoken Music, BMI
Courtesy of Ameliarated Records
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User Reviews

Were we supposed to see blonde's black thong in the shower?
22 August 2013 | by Zbigniew_KrycsiwikiSee all my reviews

Pretty good, mindless fun; better than part II was.

A group of four (or three, or five, depending on the scene) scantily clad, large-breasted babes open a box from hell, and unleash a familiar demonic killer in plaid, who proceeds to wreck havoc in the high rise office building they're working in late one night. They open another crate, from which two more scantily clad babes fall out of and onto the floor. They finally realise that something isn't quite right, so turn to conveniently located high powered weaponry to stop this murderous fruitcake in plaid.

The sprinkler system goes off, just as an excuse to turn it into basically a wet t-shirt contest, and give the girls an excuse to shower. Not that there is anything wrong with that, however. The same lightning flashes from Sorority House Massacre II, which was lifted from Gilligan's Island, are reused again here for mood lighting.

This is a bit of moronic fun, better than part I and II (Sorority House Massacre I and II) were, but it still can't quite reach the same levels of high camp that it wants to, and ends up being a bit too silly for its own good. Not to mention long. But, any movie with Robyn Harris in a nightie is well worth watching.

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Release Date:

10 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sorority House Massacre 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo


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