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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Slumber Party Massacre • The Slumber Party Massacre

The Slumber Party Massacre

“Maybe we should split up.”

Time to Tackle Some 80s Slumber Party Slashers

Amy Holden Jones had been working as an editor but wanted to direct. She found her chance with Roger Corman doing one of his slasher films. The script, however, was a parody of slashers written by Rita Mae Brown, and even though it was reworked by Corman’s team, it still has some traces of that parody. What resulted is an interesting slasher film that feels like it’s doing something a bit more than others of its time. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we kick off our Slumber Party Massacre series with Jones’ 1982 film The Slumber Party Massacre.

Here’s a hint at what we talk about.

What does Jones bring to the screen as a woman director giving us essentially an exploitation slasher film? Does the nudity play as something more than what other slashers (or even sex comedies) of the era were doing? What do we think of our killer and his phallic drill? We talk about the kills, the conflicts, the T&A, and more. It’s an interesting film to discuss because there is a sense it’s doing something a bit more. We have a great time talking about it, so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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