By Lisa Gallagher and Serena Whitney
You might think “Drunken Cinema” is a name that is self-explanatory, but it’s a little more involved than that. Not only will you get to experience the magic of The Slumber Party Massacre with a drink in your hand, but you will also get to participate in a unique and original drinking game to go with the movie! We have general drinking rules, personal drinking rules, and secret drinking rules that either allow you to take a drink with everyone in the room, take a drink by yourself, or give a drink to someone else! We’ll explain all the rules at the event, so don’t worry. SO. MUCH. FUN.
There will be collectable Slumber Party Massacre drinking game rule cards, props for every table, a themed cocktail, pizza slices for sale, popcorn for free, and more prizes than you could shake a drill at!
If that doesn’t convince you, then here are five more reasons that you need to see The Slumber Party Massacre.
5. It’s perfect for drinking to
The Slumber Party Massacre has all the right ingredients for a perfectly decadent horror movie drinking game. The film is chock-full of fake scares, grisly kills, stupid decisions from one-note characters that will make you screech at the screen, and of course, all the T&A you can handle! Although, in our opinion, the most entertaining part is predicting the future hangovers of those around you as they unneededly point out all of the various gratuitous slasher clichés on display and get nabbed by the secret drinking rule you’re holding.
4. The killer wears a Canadian tuxedo
Although this film may not be Canadian, it still features a drill-lovin’ killer rocking a prominent fashion trend that us Canucks have made infamous over the decades: The Canadian Tuxedo.
In early ‘80s slasher fare, it was pretty rare to see a killer’s face so early on in the film. By this point, slashers prominently featured killers who hid in the shadows or under a mask to conceal their identities until the last act. However, The Slumber Party Massacre had no qualms about pulling off such a ballsy move and revealed the killer’s identity right in the first act. And seriously, who needs a masked killer when you have this terrifying denim atrocity staring you right in the face?
3. Best. Pizza scene. Ever.
This is the dialogue that goes with this image:
Kimberly: He’s dead all right. So cold.
Jackie: Is the pizza?
[Jackie takes a slice of pizza]
Jackie: Well, life goes on after all, and eating makes me feel best when I feel bad, and boy, do I feel bad.
[She takes a bite of the pizza]
Jackie: I feel better already. Really, I do.
Need we say more?
2. The Slumber Party Massacre trilogy
That’s right! There are a grand total of THREE Slumber Party Massacre movies. Yes, we are only showing the first Slumber Party Massacre at our event, but once you lay eyes on this flick you won’t be able to stop yourself from seeking out II and III. You’re welcome.
Look at the picture above. That is a scene from Slumber Party Massacre II. That is a guitar drill. What? Yeah. We’re not even going to explain. We’re just going to let you wonder.
What makes this even better? All three films are directed by women: Amy Holden Jones, Deborah Brock, and Sally Mattison. Which brings us to our last point….
1. Women in horror
We chose The Slumber Party Massacre for a reason. Not only does this film contain a largely female cast, but it was also directed by a woman (Amy Holden Jones) and written by a woman (feminist author Rita Mae Brown). Together, the women conceptualized The Slumber Party Massacre as a parody of slasher flicks, but interference from producers caused the film to be shot and marketed as a straight slasher horror which resulted in a lot more humour, both intended and unintended, than others in the genre.
All these women are amazing women in horror, and during Women In Horror Month, that’s what it’s all about!
Drunken Cinema and The MUFF Society present THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE on Saturday, February 27th. Doors open at 7:00PM, show starts at 7:45PM. There is limited seating available, so be sure to arrive early. There will be a themed cocktail available, free popcorn, and, as always, a unique and interactive drinking game! For more information about the event, CLICK HERE.
Make sure to catch next month’s MUFF Society screening of BRING IT ON on Wednesday, March 16th and Drunken Cinema’s THE LAST DRAGON movie drinking game night on Friday, March 25th.