SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE
Sorority House Massacre is a routine and unremarkable slasher effort. It was a late entry that came after the point the slasher cycle had peaked and was starting to fade from rapid over-exhaustion of the seam. It shouldnt have bothered as it adds nothing whatsoever to the cycle. Carol Franks direction is unremarkable. The stalking sequences are strictly average and there is little that stands out in any way. Her stylistic effects are copied shots from other films in particular, the POV shots from the killer stalking people about accompanied by spooky music (which begin before the killer has even escaped from the asylum).
Much of the film is indebted to Halloween (1978), which was the cornerstone that every slasher film of the 1980s drew from. More so than most other entries though, Sorority House Massacre seems to directly copy plot elements directly from Halloween the killer escaped from an asylum and making his way back home, killing everybody along the way and seeming to have a preference for teenage girls and their boyfriends. Added to this is the central twist from Halloween II (1981) where the killer has come back hunting his sister. All that is lacking is any equivalent of Donald Pleasances fanatically pursuing psychologist.
There were two sequels, Sorority House Massacre II (1990) and Hard to Die/Sorority House Massacre 3 (1990), both made by B-budget hack Jim Wynorski.
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