The Slumber Party Massacre
An 18-year-old high school girl is left at home by her parents and decides to have a slumber party. Meanwhile, a mass murderer with a propensity for power tools has escaped from prison, and eventually makes his way to the party where the guests begin dropping off one by one.
80s horror man.
WHY YOU SO GOOD????
Everything was on point, so entertaining, silly girls, horny guys, oh and one minute into the movie you see a chicks tits.
SO of course it's going to be good haha.
The killer was perfect, he was creepy and said hardly 10 words throughout the movie. Unlike some killers, ahem, Michael Myers, he ACTUALLY ran after these bitches.
A great example of the early '80s slasher sub-genre. It's got all the necessary ingredients and it knows exactly what it is; a cheap and silly, but fun and effective little slasher film.
This was a first time watch for me, which I swear I had seen a long time ago, but evidently I didn't. I will preface with the fact that I'm have little experience with 80's slasher films. I don't know why, but I just never got around to seeing a lot of them since I was too young in the 80's and in the 90's, when I was a teen, I would drift towards the mainstream horror, never traveling back in time to watch diamonds in the rough. Which this is easily one of the best I've seen. I don't think any of the actresses are recognizable, but whatever, the best horror films use unknowns anyway.
This definitely has everything…
One of the best 80's slasher films for a couple of reasons..
1. The killer has absolutely no motive, other than total insanity.
2. The victims spend half the time in lingerie and they somehow can't figure out how to get out of the house.
3. The killings start about ...oh...one minute into the movie.
4. It's just fucking awesome...go watch it now...go I tell you!!
Rock-solid entry into the 80's slasher genre. It's short and fast and just ... does its thing.
I honestly can't believe I've gone this long without seeing Slumber Party Massacre! I was pleasantly surprised, I guess I was expecting something far more cheesy but this is a solid formula slasher that doesn't disappoint.
Solid early eighties slasher. I think there are some kind of visible breasts on the screen for at least half the run time. The killer, clad in a Canadian tuxedo, just kills people with no moral imperative, no motive, nothing. Just kills people. With one of those giant drills used for drilling straight down into concrete.
Slumber Party Massacre is a lot of fun if only because the filmmakers knew what kind of shit movie they were making and had some fun with it. The music was a big high point for me, it has that awesome eighties sound to it.
If you're a slasher fan and haven't seen Slumber Party Massacre be sure to check it out, you'll find…
a dude clad in double denim wielding a drill with an improbably long bit (nothing phallic there then...) stomps his way after some 20 somethings playing teens who seem to have trouble not flashing their tits at the screen.
Standard B slasher that does what it says on the tin.
Movie 300 of 2013 goes to The Slumber Party Massacre!
The Slumber Party Massacre is pretty mediocre, especially in the midst of all the slasher films that came out in the '80s (seriously, how many films have 'Massacre' in their name?). But that still doesn't mean it's not enjoyable. I picked this up (along with the two sequels) as part of the recently-released Triple Feature DVD under Roger Corman's Cult Classics collection. I hadn't realized it at the time, but I definitely remember watching this film as a youngster. My only real complaint is the constant "false scare" scenes during the first half of the film. It seemed like every five seconds there was eerie music with a shadowy figure sneaking up on someone, only to be revealed as their friend. It got annoying after awhile. Still, The Slumber Party Massacre is a fun and surprisingly gory film. It's not great, but it's certainly better than a number of other shittier '80s slasher films you could be watching.
The only thing that makes this worth watching is simply the fact that it's a technically sound 80s slasher. It's a product of its time and that helps it a great deal.
The killer is dull, the death scenes are fairly boring, and overall it's pretty mediocre. Many have stated this is a feminist film, however all I saw was a typical slasher with plenty of exploitation and T and A.
Definitely a "so bad it's good" slasher flick.
Straight-up slasher formula film or savvy satire in the early years of the genre's heyday? Given the on-the-nose representations of the slasher films' tropes - murder weapon as phallus, scantily-clad women, characters who exist only to add to the body count - and the fact that it was written and directed by women, lead me to lean on the side of satire. (In point of fact, it was written by Rita Mae Brown, author some of my wife's favorite cat-themed murder mystery books. Nice.)
Whatever the intent, Slumber Party Massacre is bloody and entertaining, with all the ludicrous dialogue, bad acting, unrealistic behavior ("Let's split up. Even if both of us don't make it, maybe one of us will."), stalking, slashing, and boobs you have come to expect from this brand of 80s horror. You know the drill.
It's not quite the feminist text I've seen people cite it as (there's still PLENTY of male gaze going on), but at the very least it's another good data point for my pet "horror is an essentially feminine genre" argument. A clear step above most of the 80s slasher output, if only because the makers are clearly TRYING to have something more than teenagers getting killed, even if they lay on the "weapon as penis substitute" symbolism a bit thick.
An early slasher that pretends to be nothing more.