Posted on 2/15/13 02:25 PM
Slumber Party Massacre 3
"Hey kids, wow that was a fun time we had in Slumber Party Massacre 2, but now it is time to step things up and darken the area with *drill* no!" *Blood spills out his mouth*
Two Mules for Sister Sara theme opens up. A sleazy rider carrying a coffin rides.
Yes, it started with 11, and then there was a massacre which left 6 people. Now, there are two reviewers left and one will leave victorious in Slumber Party Massacre 3. Slumber Party Massacre 3 is the final Slumber Party Massacre film. It first started in 1982 as a half-baked idea by b-movie champion, Roger Corman. Since then, Slumber Party Massacre 2 came and this one, the final official Slumber Party Massacre film. However, that has not deterred the opportunist who had made a number of copycats and imitations suckling on this tiny teat.
If you have read my reviews to the previous Slumber Party Massacre films, you will noticed that all directors where females. A feminist stance on the slasher genre has long gone I think when it came to the film. The female who unfortunately directed the film was Sally Mattison. A person, I assumed, that did not like horror movies. She has not been heard of ever since this film as in films she directed.
The film opens up with sinister laughter and photographs are shown while names appear on the screen. They are all old photographs of a police officer and a child, possibly relative. Afterwards, the film takes us to the beach where it is a competition between guys and girls. One of the girls notice there is a man in black looking (pretty ridiculous) at them and then disappears. It is a red flag to the girls that he may be dangerous. Yet, the girls are not deterred to have a slumber party anyway. It is night and the girls strip down and talk on the phone while a few uninvited guests arrive. One of them are the guys from the beach, another is ridiculous man in black, and of course Duncan. Duncanis played for the unattractive comedy relief like Shelly in Friday the 13th Part III. Anyways, the girls soon become aware of the man in black and send the guys for help which unfortunately start getting picked off by the Driller Killer. The girls thought it was a good idea to split up rather than called the police. Oh wait, I forgot to mention that the cops are no good thanks to the shoddy writing. Make matters worse for the young girls, their sense of security inside the house dies when they discover corpses inside the house! Meaning, the killer is inside the house! Drill!
Sleazy rider reaches his destination and walks inside a broken down building that looks like an abandon mission. He places on the altar a copy of Roger Corman's Cult Classic- Slumber Party Massacre. "It is from Shout Factory. It is a really lousy exercise in a horror film. Now, I like the fact the film has a darker premise to it which is a step in the right direction. The lighting in the film is excellent with dull shining colors in the day time and dimly lighted lights in the streets at night. However, that is all it really has going for it besides the twist I should have seen coming. There are too many problems with this film. Starters, the film is in standard format which everything is compacted and not stretched like widescreen. Given widescreen, the film would have covered more ground and a bit excitement. The quality of the picture is okay. The sound is pretty good and that is all thanks to the re-mastering of the film by Shout Factory. Now, you can hear drill piercing the skin, gooey sound effects of disembowelments, and the ladies screaming .I can say the quality is good.
"The story and plot is what buries the film, and no drill will get them out. I did not really cared for any character or found anyone remotely interesting which is a problem because long after we forget about them. A corpse was found and I thought 'who the heck is that guy?' I could not remember any names except for the lame acts of Duncan. The girls are beautiful, but I wish there personalities where a tad bit more interesting. I do not think I will mention any names whatsoever. Let me not forget the the weirdo in black, he comes off as out of placed ninja. I was a bit confused by some of the action here. People are easily killed by non-fatal injuries by jumping through a window (rather opening it) or being hit in the nose. They also commit some of the dumbest moves painting the way for Laid to Rest. Apart from hiding, running, and fighting back, the partiers have a lot of chances to kill, neutralize, or stop the killer, but just stand there and stare even when the killer is unarmed and weak. Yes, it may be terrifying, but they were not dealing with a 'mad dog with rabies' which you would then have to 'take a gun and shoot it' as said by Pat Robertson. Thus, the film is outstretched for more violence and ineptitude towards characters. Rather than opening the door and walk out, the girls run around the house getting drilled leading to one of the most distasteful (if not unintentionally funny because of a line) scenes in slumber party history. I was rather annoyed to witness such. The film could have been better written with material that would have been logical.
"An example was this building that once was a mission and bordello. The killer massacred nearly every harlot there was along with visitors. They did not run around and stood to scream just to get drilled. The problem was that the driller killer entered around five to eight in the morning. Most of the people in the building where asleep by then, exhausted from the night. The place did have guards, but they too were exhausted from patrolling all night in search of Comanche warriors as oppose to being drunk from the party the night before. The driller killer entered the rooms and drilled the piles of lovers stacked up on each other. He would set fire to some of the rooms. There were a number that managed to escape in confusion and to safety although some of them are missing. The town and civilians did not know who was responsible for the attack ranging from the Apache and Comanche warriors, US outlaws to Mexican bandits. Finally, a report by the commissioner revealed the events of the attack.
"Back to the film, the film here is aimed to horrify, but its lazy and shoddy writing is what prevents any terror from happening, not to mention the number of editing and continuing errors within the film's structured. I noticed them during the beach scene, my favorite! Killer was somewhat interesting and get a bit of clue about his personality. I will give it credit for being a competent darker serious film than its incompetent predecessor, but even the stalk and drill is not worth drilling. There are several overtones regarding sexual abuse and assault including a line when someone shouts 'no (removed) that's a bad place to touch!' which results in slapping. That is a line I remember the most along with 'Duncan!' Anyways, the DVD version I have included highlights, story about the film, director's commentaries, gallery, and much more. I took note of the director's commentary because it supported my assumptions I have made about the film. Ineptitude writing and characters mixes really poorly with sadism and violence creating a dissatisfying film to watch, not counting the unintentional laughs. Sure, there is I Spit on Your grave, but this film was part of a series that started off as tongue and cheek. It is one lousy dark misogynistic stab to the series ending it for good. Perfect for a date night flick, consider breaking up afterwards.
"It cannot stand its own worth unless there are friends with it. It makes a nice film for my collection of slasher/exploitation films. Thanks to the Shout Factory, Slumber Party Massacre 3 will drill into any unfortunate shopper. I leave with one question on my mind: is it possible to review Roger Coman's Cult Classic- Slumber Party Massacre collection. I am signing off."
The sleazy rider checks his sawed off shotgun, two shells. He fires at three chests he found beneath the podium at the altar, another placed and blended carefully in a painting, and the other inside a monument of a saint standing between the poorly built graveyard and an unmarked massive grave. It is gold, inside. He puts the gold inside a sac and places it inside the coffin next to a machine gun. The sleazy rider rides away. In the opened chest, he leaves a copy of Slumber Party Massacre collection.