Thursday, June 4, 2009

The House on Sorority Row (1983) aka House of Evil aka Seven Sisters

4.5 / 5 Jun '09
Tagline: When the Nightmare ends...the Terror begins
Directed by: Mark Rosman
Written by: Bobby Fine, Mark Rosman
Actors include: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 91 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Baltimore, MD, USA

Someone likes giallo films...(aside from me), this one is definitely influenced by the genre although it's a relatively easy to solve puzzle. The story is about a group of girls who live on sorority row (but I'm sure you finished that much out). The stern headmistress slits open one of the girl's waterbeds and refuses a party so they decide to play a prank on her. Of course things go wrong, then the girls are bumped off in a gory giallo way! Who could be doing the killing though and why? Will any of them survive? They did try to give personalities to the girls (which was nice I suppose) and they did try to weave an interesting tale whilst not scrimping on effects. Also appreciated was the creepy nature of the film (beware those with clown phobias!). It's definitely one of the better and more involved slashers from the '80s, highly recommended!

Availability:  On DVD (but OOP), being reissued Jan 2010

1 comment:

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