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1986 / Horror
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Directed by Carol Frank
Written by Carol Frank
Starring Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross, John C. Russell, Nicole Rio and Marcus Vaughter

College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

The following tags are associated with this movie: slasher
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Sorority House Massacre (1986)
Review by Bradley Frohloff

7 / 10
While this slasher flick doesn't necessarily have many memorable scenes in my opinion, it knows its demographic pretty well and moves at a decent pace with a suitable run time. The night time scenes with its striking blue lighting adds some nice charm to the feel of the movie and of course has some titty action going on in the flick also, which is very important. Hehehe.

I can recommend this to any folk that enjoy cheap 80's slasher thrills. It's not a particularly special movie, but I enjoyed it enough.
Sorority House Massacre (1986)
Review by Michael Mahoney

8 / 10
For a somewhat lower-budget, mid-80's slasher, I think that Sorority House Massacre has quite a bit going for it. While the killer certainly leaves something to be desired, the film often carries with it a rather more artistic feel (especially during the dream sequences), and helps the film stand out positively.

What really sets this one apart from more lackluster slashers around the same time (a few that come to mind include Mountaintop Motel Massacre and The Mutilator) were the more artistic portions of the film, most often the dream sequences. It's not uncommon that I feel dream sequences turn me off, but the ones in this movie are done pretty well, and occasionally provide some creepy imagery (the picture that starts bleeding, for instance).

On the other hand, no one in the cast really bowled me over. I did like the main actress, Angela O'Neill, well enough, but the other girls and miscellaneous guys were pretty much just the generic bunch you'd expect. Luckily, that doesn't really harm the film much, as the body count insured that most of them are dead by the end of the film anyway. One performance that did bother me was the killer, played by John C. Russell. He just didn't seem that frightening (though I did like how they portrayed his insanity, what with hallucinating the college-aged girls as his little sisters). I think they could have done a better job with him.

The story was pretty standard with no real surprises, but it was pleasant enough, and the special effects were competent to nonexistent, but really, for a 70 minute slasher, I wasn't complaining. I did like the tepee kill, and there were a few solid painful looking stabbings, but nothing over-the-top. One scene I did like the was montage of three of the girls changing clothes. Some hot, nude bodies changing clothes to 80's synth music is just what the doctor ordered...

Obviously, I'm a rather large fan of slashers, especially 80's slashers, so it might not come as a shock that I thought Sorority House Massacre worked out for the best. Honestly, though I'd seen this one before, I forgot just to what extent I enjoyed it, so while it doesn't have the same name recognition of The Slumber Party Massacre or The House on Sorority Row, I'd give this one a go. It may not be amazing, but I do think it was very competently made, and even had a few surprisingly creepy scenes.
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