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A high school student's slumber party turns terrifying as an escaped mental patient with a drill decides to crash the evening.
Amy Holden Jones was an editor who wanted to direct. She was given two opportunities: to direct The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) or to edit Steven Spielberg's upcoming film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Amy chose to direct her first feature film and tweak the script. After the film was completed, the studio held a test screening at a theater on Hollywood Boulevard and Amy was startled by the audience reaction. As she recalls, "They went ape! From the very beginning, they were screaming and laughing and there were people behind me making drilling noises and talking back to the screen!" Amy left the theatre and approached producer Roger Corman, who was listening in the lobby. She said, "My God, Roger. What did we do?" He replied, "We had the best preview in New World history."
He's dead, all right. So cold.
Jackie: Is the pizza?
Jackie: Well, life goes on after all and eating makes me feel best when I feel bad, and boy do I feel bad.
Jackie: I feel better already. Really, I do.
When Russ Thorn walks into one of the bathrooms' and looks at himself in the mirror, a glimpse of the cameraman's hand is reflected on the mirror. This is corrected in the Blu-ray version.
In June 2003, The UK version was passed for DVD release with its original title and all previous cuts waived.
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