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#15 The Slumber Party Massacre

#15 The Slumber Party Massacre

Kim: He’s dead, all right. So cold.
Jackie: Is the pizza?
— The Slumber Party Massacre

The Slumber Party Massacre
Dir. Amy Holden Jones
US, 1982

The Final Girls, in partnership with BFI Cult proudly present a special double bill of feminist slasher, The Slumber Party Massacre. 

When Trish (Michele Michaels) decides to invite her friends over for a slumber party, she has no idea the night is going to end with an unexpected guest – an escaped mental patient with a power drill. Originally intended as a slasher parody, Amy Holden Jones’ 80s cult classic, The Slumber Party Massacre, challenges the audience to consider what the pervasive male gaze does for women in horror film

Between the films, we discussed feminist slasher films with BFI Cult Programmer, Michael Blyth, critic Rowena Alice Lewis and producer Jennifer Handorf.