Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Slumber Party Massacre 2|
Actors: Crystal Bernard, Jennifer Rhodes, Kimberly McArthur, Patrick Lowe, Juliette Cummins
Director: Deborah Brock
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Musicals & Performing Arts
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Pretty Weak Sequel...
firstname.lastname@example.org | Leominster, MA | 10/17/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Slumber Party Massacre II just doesn't work, the producers obviously tried to be a little different with this follow up to the original drive in classic, but SPM II fails to live up to its predecessor.One of the survivors of the first film, Courtney who is now in high school dreams of the driller killer returning to butcher her. When her and a group of friends escape to a parent's summer home for a weekend of sex and rock 'n roll, the driller killer comes out of Courtney's dreams and begins killing again. This time he's a 50's rocker with a big drill extending from his guitar...pretty silly stuff. Instead of another riff on Halloween, which was what the first Slumber Party Massacre did, part II veers into A Nightmare on Elm Street territory with some truly strange moments (a girls head turning into a giant zit). The killer is really annoying as he dances around singing and prancing before he kills. The guy looks as if he's doing a bad John Travolta from Grease. Of course, all of this sounds like it could be fun, it just isn't. It's terribly pedestrian and uninspired. Even the gore and nudity are kept to a minimum.Slumber Party Massacre II has a lot wrong with it and not much good about it, even at 75 minutes, this one seems a bit long, the killer dosn't show up until the last twenty minutes and before that, there's hardly anything besides a scantly clad pillow fight to maintain interest. Skip this entry and go to Slumber Party Massacre III, it's much more like it."
It's Crap -- And I Love It!
Travis Myers | Wingham, Ontario, Canada | 02/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I orginally discovered this classic in the very back of the horror section of my local video store. Truth be told, it was only one video casette away from being in the porn section. Because it looked delightfully bad, and had about an inch of dust on the cover, I decided to give it a rent.
I watched it with another bad movie fanatic, and this fit the description of the perfect movie with no problems. Maybe it was the fact that I hadn't seen the first movie, or the fact that the writers were severely mentally handicapped, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out why the ghost of a 50's rock star (wearing mismatched leather no less) would want to kill a group of topless teenage girls with a giant drill somehow connected to an electric guitar.
Another favourite scene of mine involves death by acne. One of the central characters is actually engulfed by a rapid growing zit, until it pops all over the protagonist and she is presumed dead - that is until she walks through the front door about 10 minutes later. This, of course, set up the perfect reason for the police to ignore the phone calls of the teens when they were ACTUALLY being killed by a psychotic ghost, they just couldn't be fooled into believing a story like that AGAIN.
This movie never seems to loose it's lack-luster charm, and I have actually rented it several times since the innitial discovery, Every time I watch it, I discover a new layer of cheese that I can make jokes about to no end. For instance, the premis of the weekend is for the all female 80s punk band to practise for a big show, and everytime they pick up a guitar, it sinks into psudo music video shots of them rocking it out, and them playing in the pool, and them having their three millions topless pillow fight of the evening, and then when the song is over, they're right back to where they were at the beginning with their untouched instruments in front of them.
Forgive me for using the title of this review as a summary to review it, but this movie is most definately total crap, but I LOVE IT! This ranks right up there with the ultimate cliche movies of the eighties, such as Little Darlings. I have to say, I'm surprised this series doesn't have as much of a cult following as it should. If this were created and released intentionally, it would be reveared as a masterpeice, but because it wasn't, I have to say that it belongs on the very back shelf where I found it."
THE HORROR, SCIENCE FICTON, BLACK COMEDY SLUMBER PARTY
*LONE**STAR* | Virginia USA | 03/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The ultimate SLUMBER PARTY. It is suspensful and downright funny. It is about Courtney (Crystal Bernard)who is all messed up by what happened in the original. She is in the school band and going away for the weekend to practice with them. She is having horrifying nightmares about this maniac with a guitar drill. She is also hallucinating very scary things. Then Courtney's nightmares and hallucinations turn real and a new gory massacre begins. Rent this Science Fiction Horror Fantasy Thriller tonight."
Banned in UK
*LONE**STAR* | 03/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Takes the typical teen horror genre and stretches and subverts it into a blackly comic musical with a great psychobilly beat. The film works both as an entertainment and a slyly witty deconstruction of American B movie-making and pop culture. If you got the right sense of humor, it's very, very funny. I read the film was banned in UK for a "particularly virulent association of humor, rock music, and sex.""