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The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

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Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

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Stephen Carpenter (screenplay), Jeffrey Obrow (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurie Lapinski ... Joanne Murray
Stephen Sachs Stephen Sachs ... Craig
David Snow David Snow ... Brian
Pamela Holland Pamela Holland ... Patti
Dennis Ely Dennis Ely ... Bobby Lee Tremble
Woody Roll Woody Roll ... John Hemmit
Daphne Zuniga ... Debbie
Jake Jones Jake Jones ... Bill Edgar
Robert Fredrickson Robert Fredrickson ... Tim (as Robert Frederick)
Chris Morrill Chris Morrill ... Jack
Chandre Chandre ... Alice
Billy Criswell Billy Criswell ... Rick
Richard Cowgill ... Debbie's Father
Kay Beth Kay Beth ... Doris, Debbie's Mother
Jimmy Betz Jimmy Betz ... Officer Lewis
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Storyline

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? Written by Chris Holland <stomptokyo@aol.com>

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A Crash Course In Terror! See more »

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Dorm See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$90,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jeff Obrow Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Took its name from the film The House That Dripped Blood (1971) See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-Ray from Synapse Films features the complete, uncut 88 minute version, as opposed to the 84 minute theatrical cut. See more »

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Referenced in Serial Mom (1994) See more »

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This is not very good (even for an '80s slasher flick).
20 September 2002 | by BillyBCSee all my reviews

(*1/2 out of *****) It seems like an awful lot of time is spent looking around through dark basements and boiler rooms with flashlights in this unexceptional, mean-spirited killer-in-the-house retread. A group of students staying over the winter break to start renovations on their dormitory are systematically stalked and butchered by an unseen madman (and now, with only slight variation, you have the basic plot to about 90% of these kinds of movies.) Naturally, the killer's identity is a surprise and, naturally, the dialogue is quite bad and plodding. There is a second, unexpected twist at the end of the movie that you may or may not care for (depends on whether you're a cup-half-full or cup-half-empty kinda person, I guess). The cool-sounding title (which, really, is one of the only things this movie has going for it) is even stolen from the great, British, Amicus horror anthology "The House That Dripped Blood." I guess some of the chase scenes are mildly suspenseful, and there's a fair amount of mostly fake-looking gore. Daphne Zuniga is pretty cute in one of her first roles (but don't get too attached to her), and some other people star.

Lowlight: One girl is dumped into a vat full of hydrogen oxide (at least, I think that's what it was), and another girl is dumped into an incinerator. Ahhh, dorm life. ...


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