Am I, the infamous Monkeyface, the only one who feels bad for a lot of these “bad guys” in horror movies? I mean come on they are usually horribly disfigured, have been bullied by society and mistreated by their parents, sometimes even tortured…so of course they are going to be pissed and want to kill people. They’ve usually had pretty terrible lives, and their homes are in some really rundown areas of the country. I think in their shoes I’d probably be scary to the average college student just looking to have some fun for the weekend. But why do we always have to judge a book by its cover. In the face of fear we should pick the weakest link, send him to chat up the evil creature, and if they get a hatchet to the face then we run. But maybe, just maybe, these guys ain’t so bad!
I’m always interested to see where people got there start in movies. Take Billy Bob Thorton for instance. One of his first was a terrible flick called Chopper Chicks in Zombietown. Most people in fact start with something bad, or just small, like Robert Patrick in Equalizer 2000. They work with other little known people. But Jennifer Connelly had a much different beginning. Her first big break was working with two horror legends, Donald Pleasence and Dario Argento. We all know Pleasence from the Halloween series and other John Carpenter movies. Argento isn’t well known in the US, but in Europe he’s a household name in terror. He took a big chance with a young Connelly in the fright fest Phenomena, which was later released in the States as Creepers.
Every night while she sleeps, Courtney Bates has dreams of her friends and mom dying at the hands of a maniacal, laughing, leather clad dude that sporting a guitar with a giant drill bit on the end. She’s had the dreams for years, and it sent her older sister Kim to a mental institution, because she just couldn’t handle it anymore. Courtney has been able to deal with the pressure, but that’s only because of her awesome all girl rock band, and great friends. She’s going to be going away with those friends for her birthday, but little does she know that this will turn into a Slumber Party Massacre… II!
Slumber parties back in the day used to be a fun time to get together with your friends to watch some trash movies, eat a little greasy pizza, tell some ridiculous stories and then wake up your parents because you’re all laughing too loud about the whole thing. Maybe you hung with a crowd that would draw penises on the face of the first person who fell asleep or dip their hand in some water to see if they’d piss themselves but it usually wouldn’t get more serious than that. More than likely, you wouldn’t have to worry about someone systematically stalking and murdering you, your friends, your neighbors and classmates – unless your life was the basis of Slumber Party Massacre!