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The Dorm That Dripped Blood [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1982]

  • SKU: 19150831
  • Release Date: 04/26/2011
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Audio commentary featuring directors Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter
    • Interviews with composer Christopher Young and make-up fx creator Matthew Mungle
    • Isolated music track
    • Original theatrical trailers


    The Dorm That Dripped Blood
    This derivative slasher clone is at least clever enough to lift its basic premise from one of the earliest slasher films on record, Black Christmas, setting the mayhem during a nearly-abandoned dormitory just prior to Christmas break. The few students who remain to clean up the grounds are quickly set upon by a faceless killer with everything from a drill to a pressure cooker, thus preventing the audience from having to endure the standard slasher character stereotypes (virginal heroine, class clown, reclusive weirdo, etc.) any longer than necessary. Painfully obvious red herrings abound, and the silly "twist" ending will probably leave viewers wondering if they missed the set-up. Look for Daphne Zuniga (making a less-than-memorable film debut) as a quickly-dispatched victim. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Laurie Lapinski
      Laurie Lapinski - Joanne
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      David Snow - Brian
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      P. Holland - Patti
    • Daphne Zuniga
      Daphne Zuniga - Debbie
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      Chris Morrill - Jack

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    Rating 3.8 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic release of a classic slasher


      The Dorm that Dripped Blood also known as Pranks is a cookie cutter slasher from the early 80's, 1982 to be exact.It doesn't offer us anything new or special. It's cheese appeal isn't even that sticky.That being said I still like this movie because It's a retro Slasher flick and I love retro slashers,I love everything about them,the formula,the cliches. One of the cliches being the last girl standing battling it out with the maniac in a cat and mouse, life and death power struggle,this is a staple in most of the post Halloween slashers and this one is no exception.The lead actress is probably the most unattractive heroine in Slasher film history..(Laurie Lipinski).. "forgive me,if you read this"..This Blue Ray/DVD combo is the unrated version so it is quite a bit better than "Pranks" which is the same film with a different title,it was released on DVD in 2003. There are a few good kills in this version but the acting left quite a bit to be desired.It was after all Developed by a group of UCLA students on a ridiculously small budget..I'm sure Daphne Zuniga of Melrose Place and 'The Initiation' winces every time she thinks about her role in this movie,She only has about 10 minutes of camera time. If you're a Die hard retro slasher lover pick it up because again it's everything we have come to love and expect from our stalk and slash fests.There is supposed to be footage in this that wasn't included in the original VHS version..So that's a big plus.I'm buying this when it hits the shelf.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Trashy fun

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      Low budget, trashy fun from the height of the 80s slasher boom.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      worth owning for slasher fans

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Picture quality is pretty good for an older flick. Good addition to the slasher collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      a cult thriller


      A underrated 80s thriller built on tense plot and twist ending.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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