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The Dorm That Dripped Blood
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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1981)

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Plot Summary:
"Joanne, Patty, Brian, and Craig prepare the old dorm building to be torn down. They are pursued by a serial killer with a wide range of murder methods, ranging from power drill to industrial steam cooker. Is it that spooky weird guy John Hemmit killing off the incidental characters, or is it someone/thing even more terrifying?"


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Review Date: 21 August 2003 My Rating: out of 5

 

Previously banned in the UK (Why?) this film was the first offering from Director Stephen Carpenter who most recently brought us the tepid 'Soul Survivors', and whilst it appears to be very low budget it isn't too bad.

The premise sees students who are short of cash, staying at college over the Christmas holidays to close down Morgan Meadows Hall, an old dorm, in preparation for it to be converted into flats.

The supporting characters all worry that the kid's are not all right and then promptly go on skiing holidays and back home leaving them all alone (nice).

Many people complain that the prologue has nothing to do with the actual film but in fact all it does is set up the film in a way that so many others have.

Most notable for containing Daphne Zuniga's film debut, the rest of the main cast are mostly likeable though clearly all amateurs (reinforced by the fact that none of them have acted since).

The kills are well orchestrated and there is a suitably creepy atmosphere provided for them by the also suitably creepy location and score (the first by genre favourite Christopher Young).

Whilst it does have it's moments of cheesy dialogue and acting, it does offer some new aspects that were very against the norm in the early 's, although I still don't know why it was banned here in the UK?

OVERALL SUMMARY
A very good first attempt for Stephen Carpenter (and partner Jeffrey Obrow) a Director who has good ideas but often seems to hit snags that inevitably hamper the success of his films.




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