Home Sweet Home (also known as Slasher in the House) is 1981 Slasher Movie, as you can probably tell from the alternate title.In 1973, eighteen year-old drug addict Jay Jones beat both his parents to death, but was deemed insane and stuck in a Los Angeles asylum. Eight years later, on Thanksgiving Day weekend, Jay escapes and goes on a PCP fueled rampage, eventually ending up at the secluded ranch house of Harold Bradley, whose friends and family have gathered together to celebrate the holiday. Suffice to say, Jay is going to make the revelers a little less thankful...As far as eighties slashers go, Home Sweet Home is exceedingly generic, but it does have two noteworthy things going for it. One, it was the first (and is still one of the few) horror films set around Thanksgiving; and two, it happened to star famous Hollywood fitness guru "Bodies by" Jake Steinfeld, who gives a deliciously hammy performance as the completely batshit Jay.
This film provides examples of the following tropes:
The Gambling Addict: Wayne, who becomes absolutely livid when the power goes out and he can't watch the big game.
Goomba Stomp: While Harold is busy trying to steal the battery out of his parked car, Jay jumps on the hood, slamming it down on his skull.
Gory Discretion Shot: For a hit and run, oddly. Jay is shown heading towards the old lady, there's an intense zoom in on her screaming face... then we're shown Jay laughing with blood all over the front of the car.