The Slumber Party Massacre

US 1982 | 87 Min | DCP
Metro Historisch
Fr, 20.09. | 22:00
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Double Feature with Humanoids from the Deep.

When Trish invites her high school friends for a sleepover, a maniac with a power drill is determined to crash the party. Fun ensues, including extensive nudity, phallic power tools and a girl wielding a machete with great success. The cult classic was a huge success upon release, creating not only two sequels, but also a major critical furore. Janet Maslin wrote in the New York Times that The Slumber Party Massacre was akin to “violent pornography”, and no “less bloody, sexist or ugly than comparable films made by men. But it’s a little more reprehensible” because its writer Rita Mae Brown and director Amy Holden Jones “ought to know better”. When a woman is a horror filmmaker, does her gender mean that she is held to different standards than men?

Amy Holden Jones
(*1955 in the USA) edited various films and ultimately began directing and writing. She is best known for the TV series Black Box and Atlanta Medical, as well as the feature The Slumber Party Massacre. Jones is a co-creator of the TV series The Resident - the third season will premiere in September 2019.
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Language eOV
Director Amy Holden Jones
Cast Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella
Writer Rita Mae Brown
Editing Wendy Greene Bricmont, Sean Foley
Cinematography Stephen L. Posey
Metro Historisch
Fr, 20.09. | 22:00
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