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The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

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A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the evening.

Director:

Amy Holden Jones (as Amy Jones)

Writer:

Rita Mae Brown
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Michaels Michelle Michaels ... Trish (as Michele Michaels)
Robin Stille ... Valerie
Michael Villella Michael Villella ... Russ Thorn (as Michael Villela)
Debra De Liso ... Kim (as Debra Deliso)
Andree Honore ... Jackie
Gina Smika Hunter ... Diane (as Gina Mari)
Jennifer Meyers Jennifer Meyers ... Courtney
Joseph Alan Johnson ... Neil (as Joe Johnson)
David Millbern ... Jeff
Jim Boyce Jim Boyce ... John Minor
Pamela Roylance ... Coach Jana
Brinke Stevens ... Linda
Rigg Kennedy Rigg Kennedy ... David Contant (as Ryan Kennedy)
Jean Vargas Jean Vargas ... Telephone Repairwoman
Anna Patton Anna Patton ... Mrs. Devereaux
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Storyline

An eighteen-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and she decides to have a slumber party. There is friction between some of the invited guests and the new girl, who is better at basketball than they, so the new girl decides to stay at home (which is conveniently across the street from the host's house). Meanwhile, a murderer of five people with a propensity for power tools has escaped and is at large, and eventually makes his way to the party, where the guests begin experiencing an attrition problem, with only the new girl to help them. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Ultimate Driller Killer Thriller See more »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Open the Door See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Santa Fe Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Villella originally read for the role of the neighbor David Contant. See more »

Goofs

When Russ Thorn walks into one of the bathrooms' and looks at himself in the mirror, a glimpse of the cameraman's hand is reflected on the mirror. This is corrected in the Blu-ray version. See more »

Quotes

Russ Thorn: [counting the dead bodies] One, two, three, four... four... Shit.
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Alternate Versions

Before the movie was released on VHS for the first time by Embassy, the movie had different opening credits. The words "The Slumber Party" are typed out in black and white Courier font before the word "MASSACRE" in all red caps is stamped across the bottom of the screen... See more »

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Referenced in Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) See more »

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in it's own way a classic
14 January 2001 | by dx4lifexpacSee all my reviews

The Slumber Party Massacre is loved by some and hated by others, i thought it was good for the most part. there is a big deal since it's written and directed by women, not to be sexist but most horror films i have seen by women suck, only Debra Hill can do horror, when it comes to acting then i would rather see women, director Holden Jones does a halfway decent job, this is one of the few horror films by women i do like. the story is simple some guy named Russ Thorn killed 5 people in 1969, he is in a mental hospital and one day he breaks out, thats all we find out about him, then we have Trish she is left home alone so she invites a few friends over for a slumber party, Trish wants to invite the nice shy girl Valerie over but her friends don't want her to. well as the movie goes on the driller killer shows up and starts to take out the girls, Valerie who is watching her younger sister Courtney end up getting stalked by driller killer. may not sound to great but if you like 80's horror you should like this one. i have the dvd version the good thing is it's in wide screen the bad thing at times when the characters talk you can not make out what they are saying. oh yeah and some women complain about the nudity in horror films well they can't say anything anymore since there is tons of nudity in this and The Slumber Party Massacre is done by women, i give The Slumber Party Massacre 7/10 worth a check if you like 80's horror like i said in it's own way a classic.

R.I.P Robin Stille who played Valerie sadly she killed herself a few years back


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