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Film / Slumber Party Massacre III

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

The second sequel to the Slasher Movie The Slumber Party Massacre, released in 1990.

Once again, bunch of girls are going to have a Slumber Party and, once again, their good time is interrupted by a killer wielding a power drill. However, this time the identity of the drill-wielding assailant is a mystery.

This film has examples of:

  • Behind the Black: The partying girls don't notice Michael, Tom and Frank being in the same room with them until just before they scare them.
  • Big Bad: Ken, the killer of the film.
  • Cassandra Truth: The cast call the police twice for legitimate reasons, and are flat-out ignored by them. It's only when the male neighbor calls them that they respond (very slowly).
  • Chainsaw Good: At the construction site, Tom finds and tries to rev up a chainsaw to defend himself from the killer, but he gets knocked on the ground, and has his achilles tendons cut.
  • Danger Takes a Backseat: One of the girls from the beach goes to her car, and once she gets inside she's grabbed from the backseat and is impaled with a power drill.
  • Dead Man's Chest: Beach weirdo's corpse is discovered in a chest in the basement when Frank and Jackie try to move the thing.
  • Electrified Bathtub: Juliette is killed when an electric dildo is thrown into the bath that she is taking.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: Duncan. He is, at least for a while, the only guy that the girls allow into their party.
  • Gory Deadly Overkill Title of Fatal Death: Inherited from its predecessors (also with Numbered Sequels thrown in).
  • Harpoon Gun: Cornered by the killer, Jackie grabs a harpoon gun from the basement wall and shoots him in the leg with it. As he falls on his knees, she and the other girls run away. Again.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The killer is eventually done in with his own drill.
  • Improvised Weapon: The killer offs Micahel by picking up the "for sale" -sign for Jackie's house, and stabs him in the chest with it.
  • The Loins Sleep Tonight: Ken encounters an erectile dysfunction when he tries to have sex with Juliette, and they settle with cunnilingus instead.
  • No Name Given: The weido from the beach is only ever known as "Weirdo".
  • Once is Not Enough: The killer is subdued several times, but everybody just runs away from him afterwards, prolonging the hunt.
  • Police Are Useless: The police are alerted about the things going in the house several times but they flat-out dismiss the calls. Eventually they come only when Jackie's neighbor calls to report a disturbance, but they still take their sweet time to get there, bringing in an another example of The Cavalry Arrives Late in the trilogy.
  • Red Herring:
    • The "weirdo" from the beach is built up to be the killer, as he is shown creeping around the house (and he even has his own creepy Leitmotif).
    • Jackie's neighbor is also shown to be a bit weird (but not as weird as the weirdo from the beach), but he's ultimately revealed to be nothing but a peeping tom, and his peeping eventually allows him to become aware that there's a disturbance at Jackie's home.
  • The Reveal: Ken is eventually revealed to be the killer, motivated by the suicide of his Creepy Uncle Billy, who sexually abused him when he was a child.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Morgan, surprised by Jackie's scream when she finds him behind her door, answers with an equally girlish shriek.
  • Shower Scene: Jackie has a non-explict shower scene before letting in her friends in for the slumber party.
  • Super Window Jump: Janine throws herself through a glass door to get away from the killer. She loses her consciousness from the deed and is killed afterwards.
  • This Is a Drill: The killer shows some versatility in his murder methods, but he prefers the power drill.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: The trailer for the film spoils the killer's identity.