I was brought up a strict Catholic and it wasn't until late 1987 that we got a VCR. So I basically missed the whole VHS horror thing. I only heard about them in the playground or pretended I was so cool I was just into music and footy. 1982s Slumber Party Massacre is a classic of the slasher genre and along with the teenage kicks you get a feminist message. Amy Jones was one of the few female T & A slasher directors and she makes the most of it. Way before Scream et al. she made a mockery of the entire genre. Chicks win in the end and guys come off second best. This movie would have been great if you were a girl in the 80s havin a sleep over. I think it was Bitch Blog who led me to this film. The soundtrack is awesome too. Since watching the film and trying to track down the score I've become aware that this is a much admired item, you know, going for ridiculous amounts of doe on e-bay. Indeed Ralph Jones' soundtrack is up there with the best of the post-Carpenter school like Jay Chataway's Maniac or Tim Krog's The Boogey Man. Minimal and restrained eerie synth soundz for the psychopathic 80s.
|Minimal synth tones to be stalked by|