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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sorority House Massacre (1986)

Sorority House Massacre [SHM] is Halloween's in-bred redneck cousin twice removed.  The story lines of the two are remarkably similar but this is all they have in common.  The main character's brother killed the whole family when she was a child.  However, she managed to escape by hiding in the basement.  Now she's a young woman and as she returns to the house, which is now a Sorority House, the killings begin again.  Hmmmm.

The biggest thing SHM lacks is imagination.  This is warmed over dookie at best.  SHM also doesn't have Jamie Lee Curtis or Michael Meyers.  Instead the movie is filled with marginal actors and bad dialogue.  Furthermore, the pacing is a little slow and never reaches any moments of true terror.  Director Carol Frank [Her one and only film as a director] is no John Carpenter.  While I see small glimpses of originality, especially in the dream sequences, the rest is ho-hum to say the least.    Furthermore, she doesn't have the ability of Carpenter to write an iconic soundtrack as either.

Boys and girls, there are plenty of slasher flicks out there that deliver the goods.  Why waste your time on marginal fare especially when so many others movies deliver the goods and then some.


For more info check out the film's entry in IMDB.

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