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'''''Slumber Party Massacre''''' series is a trilogy of {{Slasher Movie}}s from the 1980s. All three films share similiar plot: Bunch of girls (and their gratuitous nudity) are having a {{slumber party}}, at some point couple of guys crash it and all the while there's a killer offing them with a power drill.

->''Close your eyes for a second... and sleep forever.''

In ''The Slumber Party Massacre'' (1982), SerialKiller Russ Thorn escapes from the mental institution and terrorizes the partying girls and two sisters living nearby. It was written by feminist activist Rita Mae Brown, and it was supposed to be a spoof of the genre. Instead it was directed as a straight horror story, whose humor ranges from intentional to unintentional and with more {{Fanservice}} than any other slasher film from those days.

->''The party begins when the lights go out!''

''Slumber Party Massacre II'' was released in 1987. It follows Courtney, who was one of the heroines of the first film and is now part of a girl rock group. They decide to take the weekend off in the estate belonging to the father of one of the girls. However, Courtney is having nightmares and hallucinations of a leather-clad rockabilly who is armed with an [[MundaneMadeAwesome electric guitar with built in power-drill]]. After losing her virginity (despite the visions of her sister warning her not to), the rockabilly (named Driller Killer in the credits) steps into the real world and starts killing the partygoers.

->''It's Driller Time... and this bits for you!''

''Slumber Party Massacre III'' was released in 1990 and it ditches the supernatural elements from the last film. However, it still does share the series inheret silliness as the victims are complete idiots who cannot stop the killer, even when he is struck down many times and is ''completely blind'' later on. And the killer ''really'' loved his uncle and has a case of impotence (his power drill is a textbook example of CompensatingForSomething).
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!!These films have the examples of:

* BetweenMyLegs: The movie poster, as seen above.
* BodyHorror: Courney's hallucination of Sally's fastest-growing zit in the second movie.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: The Driller Killer in the second movie does this before doing the aforementioned random musical number.
-->"Now it's time for the fun part."
* CassandraTruth: After the protagonists make one false alarm, the cops in the second movie don't believe any other distress calls from them.
** Even worse in the third movie, when the girls call the police, more than once, for legitimate reasons and the cops flat-out ignore them, and it's only when the male neighbor calls them that they respond.
* CatScare: There are a ridiculous number of 'em in the first movie.
* ChainsawGood: Briefly in the third film.
* DangerTakesABackseat: Happens in both sequels.
* DeadMansChest:
** In the first movie, Thorn hides his victims in a car trunk.
** It's also "weirdo's" fate in the third movie.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Trish, Kim, and Jackie are barefoot in the first movie, but downplayed since it's a slumber party.
* DolledUpInstallment: The trilogy has had several pseudo-sequels/spin-offs, such as ''Sorority House Massacre, Cheerleader Massacre'', and ''Hard to Die''.
* DramaticThunder: Plenty of it in the first film.
* EightiesHair: Third movie is a prime example.
* ElectrifiedBathtub: Juliette's death in the third film.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The first film was written as a comedy, but it was filmed as if it were a serious film.
* EyeScream: The pizza boy in the first film is found without his eyes.
* {{Fanservice}}: And how!
* FinalGirl: Courtney in the second film.
* GainaxEnding: The whole second movie was either AllJustADream or the [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness hallucinations]] of institutionalized Courtney.
* GiveGeeksAChance: Duncan in the third movie, where he is, at least for a while, the only guy that the girls allow into their party.
* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath
* HotterAndSexier: Actually averted, despite the large amount of nudity in the first film, the second film features very little.
* InstrumentOfMurder: Driller Killer's guitar in the second film.
* ItCameFromTheFridge: One of Courtney's hallucinations in the second film involves a chicken attacking her from the fridge.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Driller Killer's appearances are usually coupled with rock 'n' roll music.
* LampshadeHanging: During the dance sequence in the second film, the girls begin pouring champagne on each other taking off their clothes, and one even begins suggestively grinding on a lamp, while looking directly at the camera. The boys who are looking on quip "I didn't think girls actually did this."
** Played with in the second film, despite the fact that they split up, and go in different directions, they all end up right back at the house. [[spoiler: except T.J]]
* TheLoinsSleepTonight: Killer of third film has hard time getting it up. That makes him only driller killer in these movies who actually ''has'' [[{{compensating for something}} something to compensate]] with his gigantic power-drill.
* MacheteMayhem: Valerie manages to kill Thorn with a machete in the first movie.
* MaleGaze: Gratutous nudity everywhere!
* TheMockbuster: ''Film/TheLastSlumberParty''.
* MusicalAssassin: Driller Killer in the second film.
* NightmareDreams: Courtney is plagued by these in the second movie.
* NoNameGiven: The killer in the second film is simply called "Driller Killer" in the credits.
* NumberedSequels
* OnceIsNotEnough: In spades in the third movie.
* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: This appears in the credits of the second film:
-->Any unauthorized exhibition, distribution or copying of this film or any part thereof [including soundtrack] is an infringement of the relevant copyright and will subject the infringer to severe civil and criminal prosecution as well as a midnight call from the Driller-Killer.
* ThePowerOfRock: ''Villainous'' power of rock!
* RedHerring: The third film has Jackie's odd neighbor and the "weirdo" from the beach.
* RightThroughTheWall: In the second movie.
-->'''Courtney:''' "Do they always make that much noise?"\\
'''Sally:''' "The more they do it, the louder they get. Practice makes perfect. "
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Morgan in the third movie.
* ThisIsADrill: The WeaponOfChoice of all three killers.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Trailer for the third film spoils the killer's identity.
** One of the frames in the trailer of the second film is the next to last shot in the movie
* VirginPower: Courtney losing her virginity in the second movie somehow materializes the Driller Killer into the real world.
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Matt in the second movie spends his time like this in Courtney's {{erotic dream}}s.

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