THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE
AMY HOLDEN JONES | USA | 1982 | 77 MIN | R
Originally conceived by activist Rita Mae Brown as a feminist takedown of dime-a-dozen slasher flicks 1982 cult classic The Slumber Party Massacre was famously reworked by its producers to be everything the writer despised. Yet it didn’t stop first-time director Amy Holden Jones from shooting the copious scenes of gratuitous nudity and violence with a subversively over-the-top edge. Despite this satirical bent, the film is still a fun, bloody romp through a night of bad decisions, pranks, frightening cats, cold pizza, and a creepy, Hawaiian shirt-sporting neighbor who just likes to check in…a lot. So join the cliquey mean girls at Trish’s house for a slumber party you’ll never forget, just be sure to not drink too much milk!
Cast: Michele Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso
“Ms. Holden Jones subverts the conventions of the genre not by mocking them, but by giving them exaggerated force and scale.” –The New York Times
Part of the Philadelphia Film Society’s AFTER HOURS series.