In the early 80’s, horror films were subject to great change in tone, atmosphere, and setting. Studios had seen the past decade of countless indie flicks, made with little to no capital, go on to break box office records. The slasher genre had firmly grasped its footing and was evolving into a class of film that reached an unprecedented following. And there at the forefront, stood THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, a film made by New World Pictures towards the end of Roger Cormen’s reign. For the first time on Blu-ray, Scream Factory will release the epic cult flick, with an HD transfer from the original camera negative, something quite essential in the realm of expertly re-mastering an older film. Expect the usual impressive special features to escort this transfer into unparalleled excellence. Mono Master-HD soundtrack, the drive-in body count extravaganza will release March 18th 2014, and is now available to pre-order.
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This March 2014, loyal fans and horror enthusiasts are invited to join SCREAM FACTORY™ for the ultimate sleepover when Amy Holden Jones’ THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE, starring Michele Michaels (Death Wish 4: The Crackdown), Robin Stille (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama), Michael Villela (Wild Orchid) and Andree Honore (Strange Reality), debuts on Blu-ray™ for the first time on March 18, 2014. This highly collectible Blu-ray edition features new high definition transfer and killer bonus content. A must-have for all slasher fans and movie collectors, this definitive Blu-ray release of THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE is priced to own at $24.97 SRP.
THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE (1982) helped define the slasher film ethos of the 1980s. Put together by first-time director Amy Holden from a script, titled “Don’t Open the Door,” by celebrated author Rita Mae Brown (Rubyfruit Jungle), the film was an immediate hit for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, eventually spawning two sequels and became a staple in mom-and-pop corner video stores of the 1980s.
When Trish (Michele Michaels) decides to invite her high school girls’ basketball teammates over for a slumber party, she has no idea the night is going to end with an unexpected guest – an escaped mental patient and his portable power drill – crashing the party in the cult classic, The Slumber Party Massacre.
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- NEW HD Transfer From The Original Camera Negative
- NEW interview with actor Rigg Kennedy
- Sleepless Nights: The Making Of The Slumber Party Massacre
- Audio Commentary With Director Amy Holden Jones, Actors Michael Villela And Debra De Liso
- Theatrical Trailer
“THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE”
Starring Michele Michaels Robin Stille
Michael Villela Andree Honore
Edited by Sean Foley Director of Photography Steve Posey Music by Ralph Jones
Co-produced by Aaron Lipstadt Screenplay by Rita Mae Brown
Produced and Directed by Amy Jones
High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono /1982/Color/77 minutes/R
Shout! Factory will continue to present the on-going SCREAM FACTORY™ home entertainment series in 2014 with specific release dates, extras and key art.
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras. Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America. Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com
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