The Slumber Party Massacre | Chicago Reader

The Slumber Party Massacre

One of the better Halloween carbons (1982), thanks to an unusually appealing cast and generally good pacing by director Amy Jones. The screenplay, by novelist Rita Mae Brown (Rubyfruit Jungle), contains some funny asides on teenage sibling rivalry and peer group cohesion, and there is a surprising stab at black humor during a scene involving a dead pizza boy (Aaron Lipstadt). This was a New World picture, although it was released under another name, and it features that studio's ineffable way of subverting reactionary genres by introducing trace amounts of progressive ideology. With Michele Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villela, and Andre Honore.

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