11th HARD:LINE Film Festival: April 11th until April 14th 2024

Slumber Party Massacre

Director: Danishka EsterhazySouth Africa 202187 minutesFSK 18 (unchecked)
Ostentor CinemaSun. 10.04.202220:00Graduation filmGerman premiere

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That is what it is about

Five girls, plus pizza and alcohol - that's what a real party must look like. But when the car starts having problems, a stopover somewhere in the middle of nowhere becomes necessary. Luckily, the cranky old lady at the petrol station has a cabin for rent. Far out by the lake, where you can't hear anyone screaming. Anyway, it was a party, right? It was party time, wasn't it? Pizza shoved in, a little booze, pyjamas out and off we go. A woman doesn't let a sinister man with a one-metre drill spoil the mood.

What you should know

Slightly dressed girls and wet and merry parties - men's dreams are made of them. The original from 1982 already knew this and had a strong feminist tone in Roger Corman's production. However, Danishka Esterhazy thought that the strip from back then didn't really work out anymore and did it herself. The result is a fresh, yet rather crude representative of its guild. Gory, funny, never boring, but always piercing. Sounds like a party? Yep, that's it!
Original title: Slumber Party Massacre
Rights holder: Raven Banner Entertainment
Language: English original version
Cast: Hannah Gonera, Mila Rayne, Frances Sholto-Douglas
Film Festivals: Abertoir Horror Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, Soho Horror Film Festival, South African Horrorfest


Canadian filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy combines feminism and gripping genre fare more elegantly and impressively than almost anyone else. In 2002, she made her first short film in her mid-30s, and in 2009 she won the award for best drama at Vancouver's Women in Film Festival with her feature debut BLACK FIELD. With 2019's THE BANANA SPLITS MOVIE, she has finally entered the horror genre. Inspired by Chucky, Jason and co. she makes the screen blush regularly and properly.
Slumber Party Massacre, Directress

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