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Crosstown Arthouse Presents Women in Horror: THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Crosstown Theater
1350 Concourse Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104 United States

The Crosstown Arthouse Film Series showcases a diverse collection of independent, international, historically significant, artistic, experimental, cult, underground and documentary features. This week: THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE

Films begin at 7:30 pm sharp.
Tickets are $5 (at the door only)

Amy Holden Jones turned down an editing job on E.T. to direct this movie. She made the right choice! Rita Mae Brown wrote the screenplay of THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE sometime between when she wrote the classic lesbian coming-of-age tale Rubyfruit Jungle and her long series of cat mystery novels. SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE was intended to be a commentary on the inherent sexism of the slasher genre but was filmed completely straight. THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE is a terrific inside joke that also delivers the goods as a skid row photocopy of HALLOWEEN, complete with a killer who’s figuratively castrated when the tip of his power drill is hacked off.  With its stylized photography, plot points involving pizza and an endlessly cool homemade synth score, THE SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE is a drop-dead masterpiece of subversive trash-horror.

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