The Slumber Party Massacre
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Feminist film director Amy Jones and feminist novelist Rita Mae Brown collaborated on this by-the-numbers slasher gorefest, alleviated somewhat by desultory attempts at developing the victims as characters. The film concerns an overnight… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 29, 2000
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33%
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45%


Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

he strain between content and tone leaves it feeling like no other slasher film of that period, and while it also leaves it more frustrating and ineffectives... it stands out.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

Fans of the genre will find very little to appreciate here, while those who aren't fans will find even less. Unless you're desperately looking for a little T&A and blood, then it's best to stay away from this party.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A gruesome, T&A-filled feminist tract about female fears of mature male sexuality.

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Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

[Director Amy Holden] Jones tries the more effective tack of playing the slasher stuff straight and inserting clever visual jokes when she has the opportunity.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

[Blu-ray Review] An amalgamation of satire, conventional box-checking and fright tactics, "The Slumber Party Massacre" is smarter than most naysayers give it credit.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Inexplicably praised in some circles for its reputed feminist angle.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Slumber Party Massacre is not a great film - the plot is thin and the performances occasionally a little awkward - but there's no doubt that it maintains its shock value.

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Staci Layne Wilson
About.com

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

If you need a slasher flick, you could do worse

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Jonathan Hutchings
The Slumber Party Massacre is a true '80s slasher classic. Refreshingly, the film doesn't pretend to be something it's not. It incorporates all… More
Alex roy
The first of three slasher films involving a maniac with a power drill, The Slumber Party Massacre is basically an improved version of the classic "The… More
Tim Salmons
Ok, so the original Slumber Party Massacre is by no means one the great and legendary slasher films, but it doesn't really need to be. It's basically… More
Drew Smith
Slumber Party Massacre is enormously underrated. Initially written as a feminist lampooning of the slasher genre, the producers asked Amy Holden Jones to play… More
Cory Taylor
For a film that was directed by a woman and written by a feminist, 'Slumber Party Massacre' is just as misogynistic as the slice-and-dice pictures… More
AJ Verser
A great slasher movie from the early 80s. Not only is it exciting, it's also funny and entertaining. The ending is extraordinary. I really liked it and… More