Dir. Amy Holden Jones
1982, USA, 77 min
Amy Holden Jones turned down an editing job on E.T. to direct this movie. She made the right choice. Written as a commentary on the inherent sexism of slashers by feminist icon Rita Mae Brown (but shot completely straight), The Slumber Party Massacre is a terrific inside joke that also delivers the goods as a skid row photocopy of Halloween — complete with a killer who gets figuratively castrated when the tip of his power drill is hacked off. With its stylized photography, plot points that involve pizza, and endlessly cool homemade synth score, The Slumber Party Massacre is a drop-dead masterpiece of subversive trash-horror.
Along with sharp satire and sharp commentary, Slumber Party Massacre is full of clever humor.
– Emanuela Betti, Bitch Media
A gruesome, T&A-filled feminist tract about female fears of mature male sexuality.
– Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness