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Hey there. If you’re like me you wonder whatever could have happened to the killer in Slumber Party Massacre. Let me enlighten you. He died. So is there a need to continue? According to money grubbing producers, yes is the answer to our question. So grab those jim jams, and play that funky music white girl. This is Slumber Party Massacre II.
Eww who ordered spoilers on the pizza?
Picking up the torch that mystery novelist Rita Mae Brown and director Amy Holden Jones (The Slumber Party Massacre, Mystic Pizza, Beethoven, Indecent Proposal and The Relic) tossed in the garbage; writer/director/producer Deborah Brock (Andy Colby’s Incredible Adventure, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School Forever and Buffalo ’66)rooted through the trash and found the gumption to carry on this legacy with a tale of her own to tell. Just in case you felt like this may be too classy, worry not. Roger Corman also aided in production. Probably under budgeted crafts services so everyone had to get a sack lunch from home for the shoot.
We open with Courtney Bates (Crystal Bernard of It’s a Living, Wings Meet the Santas, Grave Misconduct) having a moderately timid nocturnal dream (wink wink) about her boyfriend and his football catching skills; but no sooner does that happen some bizarre dreamscape occurs to see a girl with her stomach either stabbed or slashed open, crazy shaky cam action down a wildly lit hallway and a sense of foreboding dread as footage from the first movie has been spliced in. You know, in case you forgot all the insanity that happened in the first. Stock girlie scream and spewed forth title card! Off to an odd start already folks.
Now this was becoming a weird trend in the slasher genre called the slasher rock films. Rock ‘n’ Roll films inspiring some nature with a supernatural or serial killer attached to it seemed to be the order of the day, and by whom I have no idea. Trick or Treat, Shock `em Dead, Black Roses, Rock n Roll Nightmare, Rocktober Blood and Slaughterhouse Rock are fortunately the only titles I am aware of that followed this odd trend. Maybe film creators found Alice Cooper, KISS, WASP, and Rammstein too scary and thought making rock n roll and metal bands into horror icons would sell better. Not a clue on this one. Let’s get back to the exciting film already in progress.
Mom (Jennifer Rhodes of Heathers, Charmed, Night of the Demons 2, and Equal Justice) consoles Courtney and telling her that the doctors said that reoccurring nightmares can happen. This is foreshadowing. A substance found in storytelling to allude to a background story or possibly more flashback than Angel or Forever Knight could create. Big sister Valerie from the first film is mentioned but enough of that; Courtney needs to hook up with her teen gang and sing with the radio. AHH!! Give me an axe I will speed up the kill count. The girls get together and jam and they are no Go Gos. Lord if these girls were less hip their pants would fall off. No one told Courtney to pluck a bass apparently. Oh FYI there is character names based on characters of more popular horror films such as Voorhees, Krueger and Bates. These are reminders you could be watching something more enjoyable.
Creepier fricking dreams and the Driller Killer (Atanas Ilitch of Ragin’ Cajun and A Private Matter) character makes his Freddy appearance and proceeds to cross over from dream to reality and hey how many guys you know can do the splits in leather pants. His supposed insane laughter does get a bit tiresome but he didn’t look too tired out from his Elvis Goes to Hell tour. Yeah he reminds me of Andrew Dice Clay as Elvis and Robert Englund as his creepy acting coach prepping him for his cheesy one-liners. Little to no nudity or sex scenes and for a sequel usually that is the ante that gets upped each time but not this formula. The gore effects were fairly creative with James Cummins (Cat People, The Hitchhiker, Enemy Mine, and House) so I have to give thumbs up for that but overall I could have been doing ANYTHING else. Jury duty, my laundry, cleaning the cat box would have been more fun than this flick.
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Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: None of the Above
Suitability For Children: Not suitable for Children of any age