26 October 2014

Sorority House Massacre (1986)
74 min.
Directed by Carol Frank.
With Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross, Nicole Rio, John C. Russell, Gillian Frank, Marcus Vaughter, Joe Nassi, Mary Anne, Joseph Mansier, Robert Axelrod.
Lame mid '80s sorority slasher.

In a series of flashbacks, we learn about a young boy who went bonkers and murdered his entire family - with the exception of his sister Beth.

The maniacal tot was committed to an asylum, and poor Beth was shipped off to be raised by her aunt.

Now it's present day, and Beth (O'Neill) is of college age. She's ready to spend the weekend at a popular sorority house along with her friends.

But no sooner than you can say "pastel hair bows," the aforementioned killer - now all grown up and ready to slaughter - escapes from the sanitarium and makes a beeline to the sorority house.

You see, he's dreamt for years of finishing off what he started, namely killing Beth! The fact that there's a gaggle of like-minded college bimbos and their dim-witted beaus hanging out at the sorority house...well, that's all just extra fuel for our hero!

Sound a bit like Carpenter's Halloween (1978)? It is. And yet, it's so NOT.

Poor production values, lame plotting and unconvincing performances can't enliven this insipid imitation.

The ominous-free killer lacks any sense of presence, and by and large, the cast is bland and unforgettable.

Director Carol Frank had all that experience working as a director's assistant on the sensational Slumber Party Massacre (1982), and this is all she could come up with?

Seriously, avoid if possible.

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