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Sorority House Massacre (1986)

R | | Horror | 10 October 1986 (USA)
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College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela O'Neill ... Beth
Wendy Martel Wendy Martel ... Linda
Pamela Ross Pamela Ross ... Sara
Nicole Rio ... Tracy
John C. Russell John C. Russell ... Bobby
Marcus Vaughter ... Andy
Vinnie Bilancio ... John
Joe Nassi ... Craig
Mary Anne Mary Anne ... Mrs. Lawrence
Gillian Frank Gillian Frank ... Dr. Lindsey
Joseph Mansier Joseph Mansier ... Technician
Robert Axelrod ... Larry (as Axel Roberts)
Fitz Houston ... Det. Gilbert (as Fitzhough Huston)
Marsha L. Carter Marsha L. Carter ... Nurse (as Marsha Carter)
Maureen Hawkes Maureen Hawkes ... Professor
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Storyline

A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she joins a sorority. Due to a memory block, she doesn't remember that the sorority house was her childhood house. Her brother senses her presence in the house and escapes so he can finish the job he was unable to complete. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Concorde Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Originally titled "Simply Sorority". See more »

Goofs

When Bobby escapes from the insane asylum and jumps over the fence the first shot shows that the fence has a line of barbed wire along the top. The next shot there is no barbed wire. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Beth: Hi, Mrs. Lawrence.
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Grade B version of "Halloween" with the setting of "The House on Sorority Row"
28 July 2019 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

"Sorority House Massacre" (1986) combines the plot of "Halloween" (psycho killer escapes asylum and goes after his little sister) with the sorority house setting of "The House on Sorority Row" (1983) and "Black Christmas" (1974). But the production values are subpar by comparison, sparking some to call it the worst 80's slasher film.

It's true that the movie starts shaky with filmmaking akin to an old soap opera, but it builds some suspense in the second half. And there are a few gems, like when Beth's sorta-date (the short, dark-haired guy) says, "I just like being with you." This shows that the writer actually put in some effort despite the Grade B (or Grade C) production values. The fact that there's no camp and everything plays out deadly seriously is a plus.

The film is short and sweet at 1 hour, 14 minutes; it was shot in Los Angeles.

GRADE: C


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