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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (Pranks) (Death Dorm)

The Dorm That Dripped Blood (Pranks) (Death Dorm) (1982)

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Release Date: Apr 1, 1982 Wide

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This derivative slasher clone is at least clever enough to lift its basic premise from one of the earliest slasher films on record, Black Christmas, setting the mayhem during a nearly-abandoned dormitory just prior to Christmas break. The few students who remain to clean up the grounds are quickly set upon by a faceless killer with everything from a drill to a pressure cooker, thus preventing the audience from having to endure the standard slasher character stereotypes (virginal heroine, class

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Intensely, aggressively, crudely, claustrophobically typical.

August 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

I saw this at a drive-in when I was about 10 years old. It didn't even scare me then.

February 23, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Standard slasher with a stolen (goofy) title.

July 27, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Dorm That Dripped Blood (Pranks) (Death Dorm)

In the 1980's there have been so many Slasher films that have made their mark in the genre. However, a lot of them went into obscurity and never really got the attention that they deserved. The Dorm that Dripped Blood is a perfect example of a film that got lost in the plateau of countless Friday the 13th and Halloween rip-offs of the early 1980's. This is a fine little low-budget B movie shocker that is sure to please fans of the Slasher genre. The film is nothing new, but compensates with a high gory body count. Acting wise, the film has some decent performances, but is never anything good considering that this is a Slasher flick, and the film has the standard acting that is expect from the genre. This movie will surely appeal to genre fans and has everything you'd expect from an effective Slasher. What I enjoyed the most about the film was the effective kill scenes and chilling score by composer Christopher Young who would later write the score for Clive Barker's Hellraiser. The story is nothing new or refreshing, nonetheless it's a fun and entertaining forgotten gem that is a must see for fans. The kills are great and are the standout aspect of the film. Despite the film's strong points, there were plenty of flaws as well. Such as a so-so plotline that we've seen many times before and questionable acting and somewhat of a predictable ending. If you can get past these low points, and it's fairly easy to, you're sure to be entertained by this movie. To compensate for the film's imperfections, directors Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow keep the tension coming with a dark, tense atmosphere that leaves you on the edge of your seat. This is one of those cheesy Slashers that is underrated and obscured by so many other titles. The Dorm that Dripped Blood is one of those films that isn't perfect by any means , but is a fun and entertaining hour and a half of gory killing that will surely satisfy horror fans. With a decent story and memorable kill sequences, The Dorm that Dripped Blood is an obscured classic that fans should definitely check out.
January 18, 2013
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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average run-of-the-mill slasher. Despite the nice little twist towards the end it's all routine stuff, but the kills lack any graphic detail and it's all a bit dull overall.
January 9, 2011
WrenchLT
Lee ?

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The Dorm that Dripped Blood follows four college students as they prepare the old dorm building to be torn down in the process they find they are being pursued by a serial killer that likes to kill with a wise range of different weapons such as power tools and even a steam cooker of coure there is one creepy guy also in the buildin believed to be the killer but is he? i found this movie to be pretty good suspenseful with enough good killings to keep you interested my only problem is that there is some slow moments but that can happen with any horror movie worth a watch.
December 21, 2008
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