Directed by Tom DeSimone
In this slasher favorite, THE EXORCIST's Linda Blair stars as one of four pledges required to spend the evening of their initiation inside the spooky Garth Manor– the site of a gruesome multiple murder years before. After the group bed down for the night, mischievous upperclassmen descend into the house, intending to scare them out of their wits...but something even more repulsive than a pack of drunken frat-boys beats them to it.
Four college pledges spend the night in a deserted old mansion, where they are stalked by the monstrous survivor of a family massacre years earlier.
Cast: Linda Blair, Vincent Van Patten, Peter Barton, Suki Goodwin, Jimmy Sturtevant
For me, you can't beat an 80's slasher set on a college campus during Halloween! A fun moview w/ surprisingly good acting, much better than a typical slasher.
I enjoyed this very little. Slow. Never again.
Way more engaging than I thought it would be for this type of horror from this era. The synth soundtrack was a highlight. Lots of LFO dissonance. This one definitely scratches the itch that fans of horror from this decade have.
A bit slow and tame by today's standard but I love this movie. Typical 80s horror movie. Grotesque looking killer terrorises college kids. An 80s cult classic with a cute Linda Blair and a classic ending. Fantastic.
The acting was better than most 80's slashers (though that is a rather low bar), and there's plenty of well-done practical effects. All the reviews citing a slow pace and long length are correct. If you like all the tension building that modern horror is so fond of, this is a good watch for a much much earlier and more basic execution.