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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

 -  Horror | Mystery  -  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
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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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Horror | Mystery

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April 1982 (USA)  »

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Death Dorm  »

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Took its name from the film The House That Dripped Blood (1971) See more »

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References Black Christmas (1974) See more »

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The finale saves this one from the trash.
6 January 2009 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

College students, who are clearing out a condemned dormitory, are stalked by an elusive killer.

The Dorm That Dripped Blood (aka Pranks) is a bit of a mixed bag for slasher fans. The movies production values are pretty low and the story for the most part is pretty routine, there's even a creepy bum hanging around for a red herring. In fact much of the story's build-up is pretty forgettable, save for one or two brutal murders. But the movie is really made better by its surprisingly intense climax (in an atmospheric setting) and one fairly bold, unconventional conclusion.

The cast is lackluster for the most part. Stephen Sachs is the best of the lot as he does a pretty nice turn in character. Also look for a young Daphne Zuniga as an ill-fated student.

Over all this is a pretty standard B slasher effort, but the finale is well worth savoring and for this viewer saved the movie from being a complete ho-hum.

** out of ****


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