Horror

One Final… – Slumber Party Massacre 3 (1990)

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The third official sequel to the original Slumber Party Massacre takes the franchise back to its roots as a new man takes up the drill to become the Driller Killer. Sadly it is no masterpiece and continues the mediocrity established with the first movie though thankfully abandons the utter ridiculousness of the second. What this movie delivers is a good, old-fashioned slasher film, one that has its own set of ludicrous situations yet remains slightly enjoyable. In fact, everything about this film is quite stupid if you really sit down to think about it but when watching a film like this, that is the exact opposite of what you should do.

Slumber Party Massacre 3 2The film sees Jackie want to throw one final slumber party for her friends before they all graduate high school and possibly head off to different colleges and the like. Of course, once all together the usual shenanigans take place like a little striptease and some dancing, some drinking and so on. Some boys come over to crash the party because girls are not allowed to have fun by themselves and then the killing soon starts. This time the killer is someone they know which makes things just a little bit worse and things get hectic as the girls start tripping all over themselves to get out of the house.

slumber-party-massacre-iiiWhat is probably the most unbelievable thing in the whole movie is the fact that the girls could not subdue this one guy or the fact that they could not get out of the house. There were multiple times where they could have simply opened the door or a window and walked right out of the place. There were also many times when they could have just walked right up behind the guy with a frying pan or whatever and simply knocked him out and then walked out the door. Instead, these women would mill about like cattle and act just as dumb while they got picked off one by one. This one thing took a lot away from the film, but if you could gloss over this, the movie managed to be an okay watch.

The writing, acting, directing and everything else that went into this movie was fairly average with nothing really standing out. The only thing that might make it memorable for some would have been the topless dancing, but even that was a little boring. The kills were average and even a little tame though the man getting impaled by the realtor’s sign was a little inspired. All in all, there are better films in the world and you would be doing yourself a favour by finding one of them to watch instead.

2 out of 5
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7 replies »

  1. I figure, if you’ve sat through the first two, you might as well complete the trilogy. It’s short enough to be painless and it’s not nearly as obnoxious as part 2.

    I know it probably wasn’t your intention, but your reviews make me want to watch these again. It’s been a long time.

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