Posted: February 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

The third and final posting in my series on the “Slumber Party Massacre” trilogy for Through The Shattered Lens website.

Through the Shattered Lens


What the heck, let’s wrap this up, shall we?

While the appearance of Slumber Party II may have surprised some being that it came five years after the original, it’s safe to say that when Roger Corman unleashed Slumber Party Massacre III  on the direct-to-video market in 1990, nobody was shocked in the least.

Shot primarily at one beach location and one residential home for exteriors, and with all the interiors being filmed at Corman’s Venice, California studio, the third installment in the SPM series cost a grand total of $350,000 and took somewhere in the neighborhood of one week to get “in the can,” as the saying goes, so yeah — it’s cheap , quick stuff we’re talking about here.

That being said, that certainly doesn’t mean it’s bad. What starts as a pretty bog-standard tale of stereotypical SoCal bimbo Diane (Brandi Burkett) and her friends ( a crew…

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  1. This was my least favorite of the 3. 2.5/5. Had some fun moments though. I liked the darker approach but it didnt fit well with the camp value and due to that lacked direction

    Characters are amazingly stupid. Though its kinda hard to fully hate a film where a character dies by vibrator.

    Anyone out there wanting to see this avoid the trailer since it spoils the identity of the killer which is odd since the actual film wants a bit of mystery

    • trashfilmguru says:

      Good point, the trailer is a really bizarre thing indeed — it gives away the identity of the killer even though the movie tries to keep it a secret! Oh well, it’s not like it was a huge surprise anyway.

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