Slumber Party Massacre
From The Deuce
Also Known As
- Don't Open the Door (USA) (working title)
- Fête sanglante (France)
- Sleepless Nights
- Slumber Party (France) (DVD title)
- Slumberparty Massacre
- The Overnight Massacre (USA) (working title)
- The Slumber Party Murders (UK) (video title)
- Close your eyes for a second... and sleep forever.
- The Ultimate Driller Killer Thriller
- Released in 1982
- Running Time: 77 Min.
- Distribution Co: New World Pictures (1982) (USA) (theatrical) | Creswin Distribution (1984) (Canada) (theatrical)
Cast and Crew
- Directed by Amy Holden Jones
- Written by Rita Mae Brown
- Starring Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso, Andree Honore, Gina Mari
- Produced by Mark Allan, Amy Holden Jones, Aaron Lipstadt
- Original Music by Ralph Jones
- Cinematography by Stephen L. Posey
- Film Editing by Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sean Foley
Slumber Party Massacre is 80's gold. Also known as "Sleepless Nights", it was written by Ritta Mae Brown, who happened to be a feminist/activist. Brown wrote Slumber Party Massacre as a parody of all the slasher movies that came before it, but it wasn't filmed as a parody so they changed the name. This is the reason why you see alot of goofy humor (woman eating pizza off of the dead pizza boy) in the film.
The story starts with an 18 year old girl who is having an slumber party. The new girl at school (who is better at playing basketball) isn't invited, so she stays home. Her house happens (oddly enough) to be across the street from the party but when a psychopath shows up and starts killing people with his power drill, I guess she's real happy that she never got invited!
Like most films from this genre you see tons of eye candy to keep you entertained throughout the film and Slumber Party Massacre surely does that. You dont really know why this guy is going through the school killing people other than the obvious (he's crazy!) but that makes it even more scarier. The killer is very scary, not cheesy as you think he's gonna be. You see him holding the drill looking for his next victim. Slumber Party Massacre is a great start if you're new to the slasher genre.
Reviewed by Me - 9/26/07