The Slumber Party Massacre Collection Roger Corman's Cult Classics 2010 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
I know, I know.
These disks haven’t been released yet - but I’ve heard Shout Factory has beautifully restored them - and I own the unrated (and rated cuts) of these classics on DVD and VHS. I’ve also taken a look at the special features - which are plentiful.
I rate them (in order):
Slumber Party Massacre
Slumber Party Massacre 3
Slumber Party Massacre 2
I’m sure some will disagree with that assessment; but this review is to entice some folks who aren’t familiar with this series to GET THEMSELVES ACQUAINTED - and the price is so great - why NOT order this collection???? These are CLASSIC cheesy flicks that inspired TONS of knock-offs and spin-offs.
And for those who are interested; here’s my rankings of the “Slumber Party”/“Sorority House” Massacre series - best to worst with star rankings out of five (knock-off’s and spin-offs included):
“Slumber Party Massacre” (1982) - ***** The Original and Best - Brinke is HOT here in her cameo. A classic 80’s slasher to go down in history.
“Sorority House Massacre” (1986) - ****1/2 Starts off slow - and then has an amazing finale. A great spin-off.
“Spring Break Massacre” (2008) - ****1/2 - Cheap for sure. But a welcome movie that was a BIG step-up from “Cheerleader Massacre”. Linnea Quigley and Reggie Bannister are WELCOME anytime.
“Hard to Die” (1990) - **** - The unofficial “Sorority House Massacre 3” - but it contains stock footage from “Slumber Party Massacre”? This one is so-bad-it’s-good - and knew it. I LOVE this lousy clone of “Die Hard”. Great fun. Forrest J. Ackerman has an amazing cameo.
“Slumber Party Massacre 3” (1990) - **** - Great fun. LOVED the next-door-neighbor with the telescope. Hope the re-release DVD is Unrated - because the New Concorde DVD I own is EDITED!!!! Still holding on to my VHS.
“Sorority House Massacre 2” (1990) - ***1/2 - CHEAP - but great fun. So-Bad-It’s-Good in many ways. Boom mics and blood bottles throughout. Worth a purchase at a reasonable price for sure.
“Slumber Party Massacre 2” (1987) - *** - Kinda a rip off of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” that doesn’t make sense. Though Points for the killer with the drill in his guitar.
“The Last Slumber Party” (1988) - A knock-off that’s so-bad-it’s-good. Terrible film stock. Atrocious gore effects - but laugh out loud funny :-)
“Cheerleader Massacre” (2003) - **1/2 - LAME movie. Bad Video. Worth a rent or purchase (if cheap). Glad it wasn’t an official sequel.
Haven’t seen: “Cheerleader Massacre 2”