...There's not much plot, not that we really need one. Basically, there's a madman on the loose. His name's Russ Thorne and he's stalking and slashing a group of girls who are having a slumber party. The girls are part of a high school basketball team and the one holding the party is Trish (Michelle Michaels) There's also the girl next door, who's sort of a teacher's pet, and a weirdo neighbor who's obviously just there for the body count.
Yeah, that's about it for plot. But what part of what makes Slumber Party Massacre enjoyable schlock is the fact that it's written and directed by women, feminists no less. And the movie they've crafted is really no different than anything a male director would have come up with. Most of the female cast are damsels in distress (there are a few exceptions), there's gratuitous nudity, and typical genre cliches that rely mostly on characters acting extremely stupid.
But that's expected in a slasher, and as long as the movie's entertaining and not that poorly made, than it's passable, which is the case here. Heck, there are even a few suspenseful moments here and there, amazingly enough. I can only imagine that the attempted scares would have probably been more effective if the killer were given a mask of some sort (seeing his face dampens any effect of terror) or if he used a weapon other than a lousy drill... The stalk and slash scenes are nothing spectacular. Halloween or even Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter this is not. But they're reasonably effective for what they are, thanks to tons of blood and gore and some good jump-in-your-seat shocks. The movie runs at a pretty fast pace, and at 76 minutes, runs quick without being too big a waste of time. Slumber Party Massacre isn't a good movie, but I know I sure had a good time.