Browning Cinema

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982)

Saturday, October 8, 2022
The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Directed by Amy Holden Jones
With Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella
Rated R, 77 minutes, DCP

Amy Holden Jones turned down an editing job on E.T. to direct this movie. Strong choice. Written as a commentary on the inherent sexism of slashers by feminist icon Rita Mae Brown (but shot completely straight), The Slumber Party Massacre is a terrific inside joke that also delivers the goods as a skid row photocopy of Halloween.

With its stylized photography, plot points that involve pizza, and endlessly cool homemade synth score, The Slumber Party Massacre is a drop-dead masterpiece of subversive trash-horror.

Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.


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