The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

The Slumber Party Massacre
Director: Amy Holden Jones
Writer: Rita Mae Brown, Amy Holden Jones
Cast: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra De Liso, Andree Honore, Gina Smika Hunter, Jennifer Meyers, Joseph Alan Johnson, David Millbern, Jim Boyce, Pamela Roylance, Brinke Stevens
Part of: /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 20.9.2019

Trish’s (Michelle Michaels) parents will be gone for the weekend, so Trish invited her friends Kim (Debra De Liso), Jackie (Andree Honore) and Diane (Gina Smika Hunter) for a slumber party. When she wants to invite new girl Valerie (Robin Stille) as well, the others balk, though. So the four of them find themselves at Trish’s house, preparing for a nice evening in. What they don’t know is that killer Russ Thorn (Michael Villella) is on the loose – and he set his sights on the girls.

As one of the few slashers written and directed by a woman, The Slumber Party Massacre has been on my watchlist for a while, so I was very glad that the Festival programmed it and even more glad that I really enjoyed the film. If you like classic slashers, make sure you see it, too.

The film poster showing four women in underwear cowering in front of a man with a huge drill.
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