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Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Cast: Michele Michaels, Michele Michaels, Robin Stille, more...
Director: Amy Jones, Amy Jones, Aaron Lipstadt, more...
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Studio: Shout! Factory
Genre: Horror, Slashers
Running Time: 167 min.
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Feminist film director Amy Jones and feminist novelist Rita Mae Brown collaborated on this by-the-numbers slasher gorefest, alleviated somewhat by desultory attempts at developing the victims as characters. The film concerns an overnight slumber party, attended by a group of nubile young women, who find themselves harassed by a gaggle of over-sexed young men. Their sexual escapades are punctured by the intrusion of an insane killer wielding a power drill. But the women rule the day when the lone survivor of the killer's hydraulic drill bands together with her sister and a neighbor to form their own posse and hunt down the murderer. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Pay attention, Brodiesgirl. by AMacEwen3 June 10, 2008 - 4:35 PM PDT
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Brodiesgirl might like to know that the slasher flicks she puts down are alread ALREADY about "girl power." 5 pages of Carol Clover's "Men, Women and Chainsaws" should set her straight on that count.

Girl Power...As Much As a 1980's Slasher Flick Allows by BrodiesGirl July 30, 2005 - 2:33 AM PDT
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2 out of 5 members found this review helpful
I must have passed over this movie at least 300 times in the video stores growing up. I love horror movies, but I can only take so much of slasher flicks focusing on big-breasted dumb-witted girls. I was tricked into watching so many of them, that I felt the title "Slumber Party Massacre" and the picture on the box was a nice warning sign for me to keep away.

Then I read some Rita Mae Brown in college, discovered that she wrote this cheesy slasher flick, and that a girl directed the movie! With VHS almost extinct coupled with my forgetful memory, it took me a looooooong time to finally check this movie out. But I did!
**SPOILERS**
I must say, most of the movie played as expected. Really horrid acting, some T&A, an extremely weak plot.
However, it was worth it to witness the victim-role girls take over and kick the killers ass! That was worth the schlock of what was otherwise a decent but average slasher flick. The most annoying part of the movie was that the killer appeared from almost nowhere to me. I had to rewind and figure out where the heck the guy was from, only to see that he was a random serial killer on the loose mentioned briefly in the news during the beginning of the movie. That was far too random an encounter for my taste.

**/spoilers**

Overall, Slumber Party Massacre was everything I expected. Horribly cheesy, but in a good way. It's definitely worthy of MST3K-ing with your own rolling commentary at a party along with a big bowl of popcorn and a group of friends.





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