Slumber Party Massacre III

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Slumber Party Massacre III
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Theatrical poster
Directed bySally Mattison
Produced byRoger Corman
Catherine Cyran
Written byCatherine Cyran
Starring
Music byJamie Sheriff
CinematographyJürgen Baum
Edited byTim Amyx
Distributed byNew Concorde
MGM/UA Home Entertainment
Release date
  • September 7, 1990 (1990-09-07)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budgetest. $350,000
Box office$1.2 million (US)[1]

Slumber Party Massacre III is a 1990 American slasher film and the second sequel to The Slumber Party Massacre. It was directed by Sally Mattison, written by Catherine Cyran and produced by Roger Corman, who had produced the first sequel. Starring Keely Christian, Brittain Frye, and Maria Ford, it is the third and final installment in the Slumber Party Massacre series.

Plot[edit]

A group of friends are playing volleyball at a Los Angeles beach. Jackie is a high school senior throwing a slumber party that night. When they leave the beach, one of the girls, Sarah, gets into her car and is brutally drilled from behind the seat. That night, Jackie's friends, Diane, Maria, Juliette, Janine, and Susie, arrive for the party. Shortly after, three boys, Frank, Tom and Michael, arrive and scare them. Jackie angrily tells the guys to leave. Frank and Tom go get something for the girls while Michael goes to apologize to them. Michael encounters a masked killer, who impales him with a "house for sale" sign post. After another boy, Duncan, bribes a pizza delivery girl into delivering the pizzas to the girls, she is chased and murdered by the same killer. The girls let Frank and Tom in the house, and Ken, Juliette's love interest, appears right behind them.

Upstairs, after Juliette and Ken have sex, Ken leaves and Juliette is electrocuted in the bathtub. Soon, Maria finds Juliette dead in a closet. As Ken and Tom run to find help, they stop by a lumberyard to get more weapons. Ken whacks Tom with a sledgehammer, before slicing into his legs with a chainsaw. Ken goes to a van where the dead bodies, and the drill are. Ken is revealed to be the killer. Back at the house, Ken barges in and kills both Duncan and Frank. Janine and Maria run to the door but Ken follows and Maria flees. Janine jumps through the glass door and Ken drills her in the back, killing her. Jackie shoots Ken with a spear gun and Susie throws bleach into his face, blinding him. However, Maria collapses after Ken grazes her with the drill and he kills her aswell. Jackie and Susie knock the drill away from him, while Diane whacks him until he is unconscious. Ken soon awakens and repeatedly stabs Diane with a knife, killing her. As Susie holds him down, Jackie viciously drills Ken to death, finally killing him. Jackie and Susie leave the scene.

Cast[edit]

  • Keely Christian as Jackie Cassidy
  • Brittain Frye as Ken
  • Michael Harris as Morgan (credited as M.K. Harris)
  • David Greenlee as Duncan
  • Brandi Burkett as Diane
  • Hope Marie Carlton as Janine
  • Maria Claire as Susie
  • Maria Ford as Maria
  • Garon Grigsby as Michael
  • Devon Jenkin as Sarah
  • David Kriegel as Tom
  • David Lawrence as Frank
  • Lulu Wilson as Juliette
  • Alexander Falk as Detective Davis
  • Wayne Grace as Officer O'Reilly
  • Yan Birch as Weirdo on beach
  • Ron Smith as Uncle Billy
  • Marta Kober as the pizza girl

Release[edit]

The film was given a limited release theatrically in the United States by Concorde Pictures in September 1990. It grossed $1,242,995 at the box office.[1] It was subsequently released on VHS by New Horizons Home Video.[2]

The film has been released on DVD two times. The first release came from New Concorde Home Entertainment in September 2000. Extras included actor bios along with trailers for Slumber Party Massacre, Slumber Party Massacre II and Sorority House Massacre II.[3] On 5 October 2010 Shout! Factory released Slumber Party Massacre, Slumber Party Massacre II and Slumber Party Massacre III on a two-disc special edition DVD set.[4] In 2018, it was released for the first time on Blu-ray in a double feature alongside its predecessor.

Reception[edit]

In a contemporary review, Variety noted that the film "eschews the role-reversal aspects of Amy Jones' superior 1982 original". The review noted the film was poorly scripted, the "gore is plentiful but unimaginative", and that "by the final reel, when five full-bodied females are scurrying helplessly as the man wielding the phallic drill skewers them, even die-hard genre fans will be groaning in dismay."[5]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Slumber Party Massacre III". boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  2. ^ "Company Credits for Slumber Party Massacre III". imdb.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  3. ^ "Slumber Party Massacre III (DVD)". dvdempire.com. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  4. ^ Shout! Factory Bringing Home the Slumber Party Massacre Collection!
  5. ^ Prouty 1994: "No page number in the book. Review is dated "January 3, 1991""

Sources[edit]

  • Prouty, Howard H., ed. (1994). Variety Television Reviews 1923-1992. Garland Publishing Inc. ISBN 0-8240-3796-0.

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