“I didn’t know girls really did this stuff!”
All aboard for the rockabilly massacre dreamscape!
There’s a clearly logical path from The Slumber Party Massacre to its followup five years later, Slumber Party Massacre II. The sequel follows the young sister from the first movie, now in high school herself, as she’s still dealing with how being a witness to the murders in the first affected not only her mind but also that of her sister, now institutionalized. The filmmakers clearly didn’t want to just tell that story though. This film amps that story up with the teen sex comedy and slasher horror elements mixed with musical sequences and a version of the driller killer that may normally be relegated to spoofs. It didn’t seem to work for everyone, but for us, we had a great time. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our Slumber Party Massacre series with a conversation about Deborah Brock’s 1987 film Slumber Party Massacre II.
Here’s a hint at what we talk about.
The film feels different right out of the gate. Instead of a killer stalking women around town, we have the killer – now armed with an insane blending of electric guitar and giant power drill – haunting our protagonist’s dreams. The filmmakers don’t give us a kill for nearly an hour, instead spending plenty of time up front with the characters. We get more teen sex romp comedy and we get more psychological breakdown elements as our protagonist works through her dreams and the visions coming from it. We have a great time talking about this film and breaking it down. Check it out right here or on your favorite podcatcher then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!
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