‘The party begins when the lights go out!’
Slumber Party Massacre II is a 1987 American slasher horror feature film written, co-produced and directed by Deborah Brock (her only horror movie). It is a loose sequel to The Slumber Party Massacre and was succeeded by Slumber Party Massacre III. Roger Corman executive produced.
Courtney, the younger sister of the “new girl across the street” in the first film is all grown up now. But suffers from nightmares from the events from the first film. She and the other members of her female rock group go to a condo for the weekend to play music and have fun with their boyfriends.
Courtney’s dreams are of her sister, who is in a mental institution, warning her about the killer, and the dreams begin to spill into real life, threatening Courtney and her friends…
Reviews [click links to read more]:
” … one that takes forever to start killing people. The movie is only 75 minutes long but it’s not until around the 50-minute mark or so that we have our first real kill. Until then, all (brief) action comes courtesy of our heroine Courtney (the young sister from the first film, albeit played by a different actress here) “seeing things”…” Horror Movie a Day
“The absurdity of the film’s premise is to be applauded, with its mixture of a typical sorority slasher with a pinch of A Nightmare on Elm Street, however, this doesn’t disguise the film’s flaws. As with a lot of horror comedies, it is neither particularly scary nor particularly funny although I do admit to giggling a bit at the frozen chicken attack.” Hysteria Lives
“Slumber Party Massacre 2 is no doubt an odd and brainless movie but still a pretty funny and entertaining popcorn flick and I enjoyed it in all its cheesy glory. So if you like your slashers with a bit of cheese and some Rock ‘N’ Roll to boot, then this is for you as long as you’re willing to shut off your brain for an hour and a half of fun.” Retro Slashers
“The driller killer’s attempts at Krueger-esque one-liners fall pretty flat, although the cast is fairly funny as they around desperately trying to look scared. It’s not enough to make the film worth it, however. Avoid this at all costs.” Jim Harper, Legacy of Blood: A Comprehensive Guide to Slasher Movies
” … I love this goofy-ass film. And the lion’s share of that love rests at the feet of Atanas Ilitch, who is having such a blast as the greaser version of The Driller Killer that it might be illegal. He chews the scenery and cuts a rug, usually in the same shot. He’s never honestly menacing, but he’s so damn much fun you don’t care.” The Terrible Claw
“I’m not so sure that all of this really works, much of the humor is lame and the whole thing is pretty frustrating to sit through, but it’s still more interesting to watch than most other slasher flicks. Interestingly, this is by far the goriest film in this series, but it also has the least amount of nudity (which is relegated to just one scene).” Bloody Pit of Horror
Cast and characters:
- Crystal Bernard as Courtney Bates
- Kimberly McArthur as Amy
- Juliette Cummins as Sheila Barrington
- Patrick Lowe as Matt Arbicost
- Heidi Kozak as Sally Burns
- Joel Hoffman as T.J.
- Scott Westmoreland as Jeff
- Jennifer Rhodes as Mrs Bates
- Cindy Eilbacher as Valerie Bates
- Michael Delano as Officer Krueger
- Hamilton Mitchell as Officer Voorhees
- Atanas Ilitch as The Driller Killer