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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

 -  Horror  -  April 1982 (USA)
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Joanne, Patty, Brian, and Craig prepare the old dorm building to be torn down. They are pursued by a serial killer with a wide range of murder methods, ranging from power drill to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Lapinski ...
Joanne Murray
Stephen Sachs ...
Craig
David Snow ...
Brian
Pamela Holland ...
Patti
Dennis Ely ...
Bobby Lee Tremble
Woody Roll ...
John Hemmit
...
Debbie
Jake Jones ...
Robert Fredrickson ...
Tim (as Robert Frederick)
Chris Morrill ...
Jack
Chandre ...
Alice
Billy Criswell ...
Rick
Richard Cowgill ...
Debbie's Father
Kay Beth ...
Doris, Debbie's Mother
Jimmy Betz ...
Officer Lewis
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Joanne, Patty, Brian, and Craig prepare the old dorm building to be torn down. They are pursued by a serial killer with a wide range of murder methods, ranging from power drill to industrial steam cooker. Is it that spooky weird guy John Hemmit killing off the incidental characters, or is it someone/thing even more terrifying? Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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When the kidding stops... the killing starts! See more »

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Death Dorm  »

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$90,000 (estimated)
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The Dorm That Dripped Blood
2 August 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A deranged killer attacks a group of students in 'The Dorm That Dripped Blood'. Five university students volunteer over the Christmas break to close up the dorm, clean up things around campus. PRetty soon we see that some maniac has the intention of killing them. He or she knocks off a couple of students (violently), and then starts playing pranks on our main group left at the campus. The psychopath destroys a huge dinner they make, cuts the phone lines, fixes the lights to shut off, etc. Very soon, the murderer starts attacking our main group leading to the identity being revealed in an interesting little ending.

I thought 'The Dorm That Dripped Blood' was a good addition to 80's slashers, but didn't have the same flash that some of the other films at that time had. Production values seemed low in this one, so a lot of the film is poorly lit. The acting isn't the best ever, Laurie Lapinski was okay as the lead heroine. Daphne Zuniga, who is probably the most famous in the cast, puts in a good performance. Nothing spectacular, but nothing that took away from the film in a negative way. The scares are well done, the location of the dark dorm/campus helps in that! We get some stalking scenes with the killer and the characters which were creepy. The killer's identity is weak, but doesn't make this a bad film at all.

I highly recommend 'The Dorm That Dripped Blood' to all horror fans. It is a relatively unknown slasher film that I don't believe has ever had a proper DVD release in North America. Check it out if you can!

7/10


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